Food processing

Oil giant PTT invests in plant protein to power growth

State-controlled PTT Plc, the country’s largest company by market value, has invested in a venture to make plant-based protein, including so-called faux meat, as part of its objective to become less dependent on fossil-fuel businesses.The oil-and-gas giant formed a 300 million baht partnership with NR ...

Cabinet okays processed food roadmap

The cabinet has approved the first phase of a food and food processing development plan from 2020-2027, aiming to develop value-added products and increase competitiveness in the global market.The government wants to push Thailand to become Asean’s processed food hub by 2027. To achieve its ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Govt craves world heritage status for Thai sea salt

The government is preparing to propose Thai sea salt for inclusion on the United Nations’ global heritage list.The move comes after the Thai Sea Salt Development Committee urged the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to offer up the unique product to the UN’s Food and Agriculture ...

The Nation Reporter

Salt tax aims to change behaviour

Instant noodles, snacks and seasoning powder have been targeted for taxation on salty foods, with the Excise Department likely to apply World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance on dietary sodium intake capped at 2,000 milligrammes per day as a benchmark to determine the levy rates.Keep reading ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Govt proposes new taxes on salty, processed food

A new tax on salty foods will target frozen products, canned foods and instant noodles, the Excise Department says. However, seasonings such as fish sauce, soy sauce and salt will be exempted.Department director-general Patchara Anuntasilpa said the agency is working with the Public Health Ministry ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Beverage manufacturers prepares for sugar tax

Starting October 1st, 2019, the Excise Department will impose a new rate of sugar tax that was first announced in 2017 to encourage the general public to consume less sugar. Manufacturers have reportedly reduced sugar content in beverages over the past 2 years.Keep watching ...

Ban on trans fats comes into force

Thailand’s ban on artificial trans fats came into effect Wednesday (Jan, 9), making the country the first in Asean to ban the production, import and sale of partially hydrogenated oils, as well as any food that contains them, said the Public Health Ministry. Derived from ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Osotspa Osotspa diversifying overseas to sustain growth

Osotspa Plc, an 127-year-old consumer products conglomerate, is looking to take a diverse range of product lines overseas to ensure long-term sustainable growth. Keep reading ...

Pitsinee Jitpleecheep

Ban will cover only health-risk industrial trans fats

The ban on trans fats by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will apply only to industrial trans fats when it takes effect starting on January 9.FDA Food Bureau chief Supattra Boonserm on Friday (July 20) dismissed suggestions that the ban would cover all types ...

Kornrawee Panyasuppakun

Trans fats ban could burn small businesses: expert

Thailand’s ban on trans fats is being applauded by consumer protection activists and nutritionists but a food-industry expert says the government action could lead to chaos in small bakeries and dairy beverage businesses.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

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