A comprehensive directory of companies in the agri-business-farming and fishing, fresh food trading in Singapore.


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New lab to create healthier foods, sustainable biochemicals

It will smell, look and even taste like regular satay, but it will not be chicken or beef on a stick.

Instead, it will be a dish based 100 per cent on plant-protein.

The vegetarian satay is one of the products that could emerge from the new WIL@NUS Corporate Laboratory, which aims to drive innovation in food technology and sustainable biochemicals.

The $110 million research ...more

Food producers adapt for slice of halal market

When dimsum manufacturer SMH Foods Enterprise approached hotels with its halal version of siew mai - a Cantonese delicacy usually made with pork - chefs were not keen to serve it in their restaurants.

But SMH, which was confident that its chicken version tasted just like the original, found a way to convince the cooks - by offering them samples to try without disclosing the ingredients.

It ...more

Food manufacturing SME proposes integrated dairy hub


HOMEGROWN food manufacturer SMC Food 21 has proposed that a one-stop hub for the dairy industry be set up here, to give Singapore companies a boost in tapping the region's growing demand for products like infant milk powders, cheese, yogurt, chocolate and ice cream.

The proposed facility could offer food-manufacturing companies a suite of shared services such as research ...more

Initiative to drive innovation in food sector

A new government initiative to help local food companies adapt to industry disruptions will tap the expertise of larger corporations, food science experts and industry associations.

FoodInnovate will be led by Enterprise Singapore and involve other government agencies, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, who launched it yesterday.

Mr Heng said that companies may often see the ...more

Initiatives launched to help local F&B firms innovate and take wing overseas


SEVERAL initiatives to help local food manufacturers innovate and expand overseas were unveiled on Tuesday by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon.

The first is a website developed by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Innovative Hub to bring the Singapore Pavilion at industry trade show Food & Hotel Asia 2018 (FHA 2018) to the Alibaba ...more

Innovation is propelling Asia's food industry

WITH Asia being home to over two-thirds of the world's population and some of the fastest-growing economies, how the region develops has far-reaching implications. While its sheer size provides unparalleled diversity and opportunity, the pace and scale of growth we are witnessing brings inherent challenges - including many that involve the food-and-beverage industry front and centre.

Health ...more

Boosting local food production with technology

To enhance Singapore's food security, the Government is encouraging farms here to do more with less, by using technology and new-age farming techniques.

In February, 10 vegetable farming land parcels in Lim Chu Kang were awarded to eight companies based on their concept proposals rather than the amount of the bid they submitted. They were judged on ideas based on greater productivity, technological ...more

High-tech fish farms coming up in Lim Chu Kang

Fish farmer Eric Ng will have to give up his two farms in Seletar and Lim Chu Kang when their leases expire in the next three years.

But, yesterday, he heaved a sigh of relief when news reached him that his company, Apollo Aquarium, had been awarded the tender for two sites that are nearly double the size of his existing farms.

"We were very anxious, and as a precaution, we took ...more

Innovating the Kiwi way to meet changing food demands of Asia's varied markets

ASIAN consumers are changing the way they shop, cook and eat. Rising incomes across the region translate to a willingness to spend on discretionary items including premium food and beverage products. In Singapore for example, this has resulted in the food and beverage industry now being worth over S$14 billion.

With higher disposable incomes, shopper behaviour has evolved. Cost has also become ...more

Olam launches AtSource platform in sustainability push


OLAM International on Tuesday launched a digital platform that provides its customers data on the supply chain and sustainability of its products.

The platform, called AtSource, would improve customer stickiness and differentiate Olam from its competitors, said chief executive Sunny Verghese. The granular level of the data will also allow its customers to drive changes based ...more
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