Food processing

Processed foods

Thailand first in ASEAN to ban production, imports, sales of products containing trans fats

The Public Health Minister, Clin. Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said Thailand’s ban on artificial trans fats came into effect last week, making the country the first in the ASEAN to ban the production, imports, and sales of partially hydrogenated oils as well as any food items that contain them. Keep reading ...

Experts stress efforts to up food standards

Cambodian experts on Tuesday urged entrepreneurs, traders, producers and suppliers to pay more attention to food safety standards to ensure the welfare of consumers. The appeal was made at the Food Safety Forum held at the Mekong Institute under cooperation with Institute of Standards of ...

Bad noodles put more than 150 in hospital

More than 150 people were sent to the hospital after eating tainted noodles at a ceremony in Kampong Speu province’s Oudong district on Sunday. A district police officer who declined to be named told Khmer Times on March 27 that 152 people, both young and old, ...

Health alert on imported food

The Commerce Ministry has banned imports of several food products over a health scare and warned the public to avoid them. The Camcontrol directorate-general took action over I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter and I.M. Healthy Granola products after the US Food and Drug Administration linked them to ...

Links missing in planned safe food chains

Hà Nội plans to build 100 safe food chains this year to ensure supplies of safe vegetables and meat for the capital and reach annual targets on food hygiene. Planners believe the targets can be achieved by clearly identifying the origin of products and placing more ...

Exports to grow 8% on value-added items

The value of Thai food exports is projected to grow by 8% this year to reach US$26 billion thanks to more value-added food items and higher global demand. Malee Choklumlerd, director-general of the International Trade Promotion Department, said Thailand shipped about $24 billion worth of ...

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 ...

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