The US-based National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has launched its first regional office in Bangkok, Thailand.  NFPA-Asia will provide service and assistance to food companies conducting business in the Southeast Asia market. "Southeast Asia represents a key region for current and future food processing and trade, as well as for developing strategic alliances," said John Cady, NFPA's president and CEO.  "Such alliances will provide strong benefits to NFPA members."