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Food outlets with a good track record of food safety will be eligible for longer licences under a new licensing framework, expected to start from January 1, 2023 onwards. This applies to retail establishments such as bakeries and caterers, and non-retail food establishments, including food manufacturers and slaughterhouses. About 23,000 establishments will come...

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Growing affluence, evolving tastes and technologies, and enhanced focus on healthy, safe and sustainable food are changing the way Asian consumers buy and enjoy food. PwC, Rabobank and Temasek have launched the second edition of The Asia Food Challenge report which looks at key trends that highlight evolving tastes and demands of...

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Twenty-four lucky guests were treated to a U.S. Poultry Masterclass session at the SHATEC Institutes on September 18. Chef Koh Han Jie of Lebonheur, Chef Marvas Ng of 1855 F&B Pte Ltd, and Chef Pratheep Shunmugasundaram, Senior Trainer, Pastry and Baking at SHATEC conducted the class, organized by USAPEEC and...

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Collaborating with experienced and well established chefs in the industry, USAPEEC launched a series of virtual culinary demonstrations from July to September, featuring U.S. poultry. The demonstrations were facilitated through USAPEEC Philippines’ Facebook page which has 2,300 followers. Chefs Alvin Ong and Sau Del Rosario created some amazing recipes...

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At a 1996 conference in Vienna, the International Egg Commission declared the second Friday in October as World Egg Day. Since then, we’ve seen a variety of creative events taking place internationally, with people celebrating the wonderful versatility of the egg. This year’s World Egg Day takes place on...

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Yum Cha literally means “Drink Tea” in Cantonese, one of the many Chinese spoken dialects. It refers to a late-morning or early-afternoon meal. Yum Cha is a dining experience which involves drinking loose-leaf Chinese tea and Dim Sum. Dim Sum are small portions of food served at Yum Cha...

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Bento boxes first originated in Japan in the fifth century when farmers, fishermen and hunters brought along their lunches with them to work. The practice was nothing out of the ordinary, but the boxes were. The design came from a farmer’s seed box with multiple compartments for different dishes,...

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Frozen food and e-commerce channels have emerged from the pandemic and lockdowns as the darlings of the food industry, triggering significant shifts in shoppers’ behavior in Asian markets. The data was gleaned from a FMCG and CPG 2021 report by international research data and analytics group, YouGov. The report...

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Lendlease, in collaboration with WWF-Singapore, announced the launch of the “Circularity in Retail: Tackling the Waste Problem” report on August 5, as part of their commitment under PACT (Plastic ACTion). In line with Singapore’s zero-waste ambitions, the study serves as a guide for the retail sector to improve efforts towards a...

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In the days and months following the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in immunity-boosting food and beverages (F&B) tripled among consumers. Google Trends data searches for the word ‘immune’ within the F&B category continually shot up until 100 weeks after the pandemic announcement. While F&B brands are more...

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