Functional food in China

The Chinese have both a rich culture of traditional medicine and a reputation for living long lives, something which has not been lost on western food manufacturers. With the functional food trend constantly gathering pace, food companies are looking to learn more about the huge number of functional ingredients available in China and how best to use them. Bernice Hurst reports.

Food companies look to China for functional lessons

10 April 2007

The Chinese have both a rich culture of traditional medicine and a reputation for living long lives, something which has not been lost on western food manufacturers. With the functional food trend constantly gathering pace, food companies are looking to learn more about the huge number of functional ingredients available in China and how best to use them. Bernice Hurst reports.

CHINA: Growth of processed food sector sees emulsifier demand rocket

29 March 2007

According to analysis from Frost & Sullivan, NPD and increased production of processed foods in China has resulted in the significant expansion of the Chinese food emulsifier market.

Dairy companies target the health-conscious

15 August 2006

The health and wellness revolution has clearly arrived in the dairy sector but this has been coupled with increasingly sophisticated segmentation by consumer group. Elena Ruiu of Euromonitor International looks at how these trends have influenced new product development in the dairy market.

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