Kemin Food Technologies debuts new antimicrobial, disinfection solutions

SINGAPORE – Global ingredient manufacturer Kemin Industries, has through its food division in Asia – Kemin Food Technologies, launched two new antimicrobial and disinfection solutions to treat food, water and food contact surfaces. The antimicrobials, KEEPER and OXINE solutions are complimented by Kemin’s patented activation and application systems, which are highly engineered to meet production and disinfection demands. Debuted in…

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Kemin Industries develops cost-savings indicator for frying oil

SINGAPORE – Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, has developed a new cost-savings indicator for Kemin Food Technologies – Asia customers in the region’s frying industry to better understand and see the benefits of using antioxidants to extend the shelf life of frying oil, especially during times of market volatility. Kemin scientists leveraged company expertise and internal studies conducted over…

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Scientists invent biodegradable food packaging material that extends product’s shelf life

SINGAPORE/U.S – Scientists have developed a ‘smart’ food packaging material that is biodegradable, sustainable and kills microbes that are harmful to humans thus extending the shelf-life of products by two to three days. The invention is the result of the collaboration by scientists from the NTU-Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Initiative for Sustainable Nanotechnology (NTU-Harvard SusNano), which…

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Olam Food Ingredients partners with Agri-Neo to debut pasteurized dried onions

SINGAPORE – Olam Food Ingredients (OFI), one of the world’s largest suppliers of ingredients, has joined hands with Agri-Neo, one of Canada’s top growing food safety technology companies, to provide “industry’s first organically pasteurized dried onions.”  The collaboration will reinforce OFI’s market position in dried onion ingredients and expand Agri-Neo’s pasteurization technology, Neo-Pure. Commenting on the partnership, Greg Estep, CEO…

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SFA, MOH investigate food poisoning cases in over 20 people

SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) are investigating five distinct incidents of gastroenteritis symptoms affecting 23 people following consumption of snow skin mooncakes. The mooncakes were imported from Malaysia by Mdm Ling Bakery Pte Ltd., a curated repertoire of snack delights from Asia, and sold at various retailers in Singapore. Snow skin mooncakes are…

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Singapore gives boost to cold chain sector by introducing new standards

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Standards Council (SSC) has launched new standards for storing and transporting chilled and frozen food aimed at reinforcing Singapore’s cold chain ecosystem by improving the management of chilled and frozen food, which includes pre-packaged food, meat, vegetables and eggs. The new series of standards, termed SS 668: 2020 – Cold chain management of chilled and frozen…

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SAC to develop new accreditation to certify production of pesticide-free vegetables

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC), is developing a new accreditation programme to certify farms in Singapore that meet the national guidelines of producing pesticide-free and sustainably-grown vegetables. The new programme which Enterprise Singapore (ESG), a government agency championing for enterprise development, oversees together with the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), will ensure that independent certification bodies can competently assess…

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Singapore Food Agency calls for feedback on proposed amendment to Food Regulations

SINGAPORE – Singapore Food Agency (SFA), the country’s national authority entrusted with the mission to ensure a resilient supply of food safety and food security from farm-to-fork,  is seeking feedback from the food industry, as well as interested parties, for its proposed amendments to the Food Regulations, which obliterates a majority of the standards of identity currently contained in Regulations…

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