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Humans are eating Big Animals to Extinction
Humans are eating Big Animals to Extinction

Humans claim that we are at the very top of the food chain.  And that is the problem. The biggest ...

Mongolia Suspends KFC Outlets after Hundreds Experience Food Poisoning
Mongolia Suspends KFC Outlets after Hundreds Experience Food Poisoning

All KFC restaurants have been temporarily suspended in Mongolia after 42 people were hospitalised and hundreds showed food poisoning symptoms ...

Try Before Die: Bangkok’s Street Food
Try Before Die: Bangkok’s Street Food

If you only eat at upscale restaurants geared to foreigners, you’ll miss out on the chili, fish sauce, and bright ...

New agency to be formed to oversee Singapore’s food safety, security
New agency to be formed to oversee Singapore’s food safety, security

SINGAPORE: A new agency to oversee food-related issues will be formed under new laws passed in Parliament on Tuesday (Feb ...

Indonesia’s Reliance on Rice Is Hurting Its Quest for Food Diversity
Indonesia’s Reliance on Rice Is Hurting Its Quest for Food Diversity

In Indonesia, rice is a fixture of both national cuisine and political debate. The issue of rice imports has recently ...

Fact: Indonesia’s Indomie Instant Noodles Has Become a Nigerian Staple
Fact: Indonesia’s Indomie Instant Noodles Has Become a Nigerian Staple

Indomie is standing tall amongst Nigeria’s plates of Jollof rice, Efo riro, Ogbono. But there is a less-traditional contender within ...

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Monk Fruit Extract – New Darling of Natural Sweeteners

What is Monk Fruit Extract? Sugar is appealing as it was quickly metabolized and absorbed yet it provided “empty” calories lacking...

What is Evolved Nutrition Label (ENL)?

ENL label is a voluntary initiative that aims to provide simple, easy-to-understand and meaningful nutrition labelling information on...

Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Magic for Meat Application

Emulsifiers and stabilisers can be incorporated into a wide range of applications including bakery and confectionery, dairy and frozen...

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Scientific Comparison of Omega-3 Fatty Acids from Chia oil with Other Sources and Their Health Benefits from Consumption   Omega-3 fatty acids are heart-healthy polyunsaturated fat, which include alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (can be found only in plant source), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eic...

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According to the Food Regulations of Malaysia it is allowed to describe the general benefits (i.e. nutrient claims) of the food ingredients used in the food product when the food meets the criterion for claims for “source of” as specified in Table II of the Fifth A Schedule. Reference: Fifth A Sched...

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Mok 43 views
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According to Preservatives in Food Regulations, Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is allowed to be used in some food categories and their maximum usage levels are listed below:   Food Category or sub-category Maximum permitted level (ppm, unless otherwise specified) Note Beverage whiteners 100...

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Ong Hui Tyng 586 views
Pls to advice a general gelato ( ice-cream ) recipe. thank you ...
Fresh milk, skimmed milk powder, whole milk powder, sweetened condense milk, Milk Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Isolate contributes to milk solids in gelato formulations. Other added ingredients on the other hand such as dextrose solid, liquid dextrose or glucose syrup, Whey Protein Concentrate,...

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won 852 views
Please kindly advise limitation of bakery for PGE in Indonesia and Philippines. Thank you very much. ...
As per information from BPOM, E475 Polyglycerol Esters of fatty acid may be used in fine bakery wares (sweet, salty, savoury), limited by a maximum amount of 10,000mg/kg according to Nomor 20 Tahun 2013 Tentang Maksimum Penggunaan Bahan Tambahan Pangan Pengemulsi.

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Sherry 719 views
Please advise the regulation of inulin in Indonesia, such as the approved health/nutritional claim, maximum dosage in food and supplement, ...
According to HK No. 03.1.23.12.11.09909 on the Peraturan Pengawasan Klaim Dalam Label Dan Iklan Pangan Olahan 2011, prebiotic claim is not allowed for inulin and calcium absorption claim is also not allowed for inulin-oligofructose mixture. Pre-approval of the claims from BPOM is needed.   Refe...