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Robo-breadmaker firm Zimplistic gets US$30m in series C funding

Singapore

ZIMPLISTIC, the creator of flatbread-making robot Rotimatic, has signed a US$30 million series C funding round led by private equity fund Credence Partners and EDBI, the investment arm of Singapore's Economic Development Board.

The investment comes after Zimplistic announced US$20 million in revenue in its first year of sales, and its expansion into five new markets: the ...more

Tech on tap to help local food manufacturers

Singapore

LOCAL food manufacturers can now extend the shelf-life of their food products by using the advanced technology available at a shared facility, which saves them from having to spend huge sums to invest in equipment of their own.

The technology, called High-Pressure Processing (HPP), applies high pressure instead of heat or chemicals to food, so that it retains its nutritional ...more

Firms rework recipes as sweet drink sales slump

Sweet drinks are falling out of favour among health-conscious Singaporeans, forcing beverage firms to reformulate old favourites to try and retain their appeal.

These range from low-sugar variations to zero-sugar editions sweetened entirely by artificial sweeteners.

Industry experts say soft drink sales have slumped, especially since the Health Ministry declared war on diabetes ...more

Look East: Three F&B trends in Asia this year

COCA-COLA announced in March that, for the first time in its 125-year history, it plans to launch an alcoholic drink. The sparkling water and shochu concoction is designed specifically for Japan, to help one of the world's most recognisable brands tap into a very local trend.

This is just the latest in a series of moves by large food and beverage companies that are recognising the importance ...more

Fly Farm: Singapore's first insect farm can turn tonnes of food into fertiliser

There is actually a lot more buzz in this modest sheltered spot in a quiet corner of Margaret Drive than first meets the eye.

The area - around the size of a badminton court - houses rows of trays bearing what looks like mealworms to be used as food at a giant pet shop. Insects resembling houseflies swarm around in a small chamber with a protective netting.

Welcome to Singapore's ...more

Smaller volume of eggs this fortnight: Chew's

Singapore

CHICKEN egg supplier Chew's Group on Sunday said production volume will be affected for the next one to two weeks, after the thunderstorm over the weekend caused "extensive damage" to its egg farm in Lim Chu Kang.

It supplies about 8 per cent of Singapore's egg consumption. Every year, it produces more than 120 million eggs for distribution in Singapore.

The company ...more

Getting a taste of food vending business

What goes into developing sauces for noodle dishes that are sold in vending machines?

A group of students is finding out.

Students at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) will now be given a platform to research and market food recipes, and to come up with upgrades for existing food vending machines.

This is made possible by a new collaboration announced yesterday ...more

Acromec inks MOU to build waste-to-energy plant

Singapore

ENGINEERING firm Acromec on Tuesday announced that its 80 per cent subsidiary, Acropower, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with HL Plus for Acropower to build, own and operate an organic waste-to-energy plant.

This will be located on the future poultry farm site of Chew's Agriculture at Neo Tiew Road, off Lim Chu Kang. HL Plus is in the process of acquiring ...more

Durian prices fall by up to 40% amid bumper crop

Lovers of the king of fruits can now satisfy their cravings at lower prices, thanks to an unexpected bumper crop.

Durian sellers across the island say prices have fallen by as much as 40 per cent within a month.

Popular varieties of durians, like the Mao Shan Wang, are now going for $12 to $20 per kg, down from $20 to $28 last month - and a drastic reduction from the highs of more ...more

AVA has comprehensive food safety system in place

We refer to Ms Ivy Singh's letter (Are food safety checks robust enough? March 10).

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has in place a comprehensive system to ensure that both imported and locally produced food is safe for consumption. This comprises control measures such as source accreditation, random inspections and sample testing.

Checks are applied for processes across ...more
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