Food processing

Beverages

Iodised salt for food processing is necessary: experts

The regulation of adding iodine should not be applied to all food, the Viet Nam Dairy Association suggested in a dialogue with the Ministry of Health earlier this week. Last week, the government issued decree 09/2016/ND-CP to introduce iodine, iron, zinc and vitamin A as compulsory ...

Urban FMCG market rising as rural market sees lower growth

2016’s GDP reaching 6.21 per cent fell short of the target of 6.5 per cent but CPI was controlled at 2.67 per cent, lower than the targeted 3-4 per cent. Retail sales of consumer goods also maintained double digit growth, at 10 per cent on ...

Fixing food loss with disruptive tech

Most wasted food perishes before it has even entered the consumer’s consciousness – between the farm and the supermarket shelf. A new initiative aims to change our food system by inspiring innovation and collaboration. The tragedy of food loss is best expressed in numbers: More than one-third ...

Food processing industry in Mekong Delta still not attracting investors

Though it is the country’s biggest granary and fishery area, exporting $30 billion worth of products each year, the Mekong Delta still cannot attract major investments. A report of the Ministry of Planning and Investment shows that Vietnam has attracted $290 billion worth of foreign direct ...

Institute: Thailand can be 'Top 5' food exporter

The National Food Institute says it plans to push Thailand to be among the top five food exporters within the next 20 years, with value rising to 6 trillion baht, says Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, the institute’s vice-president. Thailand ranks 13th among food exporters, with a value of ...

Tea brews female empowerment in Lai Chau

Lo Thi Thom is happily looking forward to moving with her family into their new spacious house before the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday. She is a 30-year old Thai woman from Kun Ha Commune in Tam Duong District. Her new two-storey house, which is near ...

Downward spiral persists in exports of Lao coffee amid world price slump

The volume of coffee exports from Laos has decreased continually over the past couple of years due to a slump in coffee prices on the world market. Total coffee exports in 2014 reached 26,000 tonnes at an estimated value of US$60 million (Bt16.6 billion), which fell ...

Vietnam beer sales up 10 pct amid rising competition

Vietnam’s beer production grew 10 percent in 2015 to 3.4 billion liters, with a new report saying the pace has slowed down from a decade ago due to competition with foreign brands.   Saigon Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Company (Sabeco), the biggest player in the market, produced ...

Softer loans won't quicken Vietnam coffee replanting

Cheaper credit extended to Vietnamese coffee growers for replanting part of the world’s biggest robusta production will not accelerate the process that has already been hindered by lengthy paperwork, traders and analysts said on 31 December.   Vietnam aims to replace old coffee trees, now accounting for ...

Something in the water: The dark and deadly secret behind Saigon cheap coffee

A market of industrial chemicals in Ho Chi Minh City is having a new product on sale. And it has quickly become a bestseller.    The black liquid, coming in big plastic cans, works magic. Just add a few drops into water and you can turn it ...

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