Despite its poor reputation in the west​ due to sustainability concerns, palm oil is one of the most common food products used in the APAC F&B industry, penetrating almost every possible sector from bakery to snacks to beverages.

According to edible oils brand Mewah, at present the use of palm oil is extremely widespread both geographically and in terms of applications, so much so that completely replacing it at this juncture would be a near-impossible attempt.

“Palm oil is currently consumed by over three billion people in some 150 countries [and] virtually every sector within the Asian food industry is

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Despite facing severe staffing woes, a family-owned restaurant in North Carolina hasn’t stopped cooking up free meals for dozens of local heroes every day. 

The Shark Shack, which has only two employees on its payroll, is determined to stay open for its customers and so it can keep serving “appreciation” meals to the servicemen and women throughout Carteret County. This includes police officers, lifeguards, firefighters, nurses, doctors, EMS workers and any active military member, owner Taylor Thomas told FOX Business.

“I don’t

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The artist’s creations will intrigue you.

By Trisha Sengupta

PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2021 04:10 PM IST

If you have been using the Internet for long, then you may be aware that the online world is filled with people showcasing their amazing –and often unusual – creative artworks. Case in point, the artist Ronald Ong whose Instagram bio wittily describes that is he an artist who is “not taking art seriously.” And, the same is reflected in his creations that are made by merging pictures of food items and animals. There is a possibility that his amazing works will not

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Fats and oils remained the category most debated in 2020 by European countries trying to tackle food fraud, according to a report.

The EU Agri-Food Fraud Network (FFN) is managed by the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG Sante) of the European Commission.

The annual report does not measure the number of agri-food fraud incidents in the EU or cover national level operations.

FFN members share information in the Administrative Assistance and Cooperation system — Food Fraud (AAC-FF), which is managed by the EU Commission. The number of cases created per year has more than doubled, from 157 in

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PITTSBORO — Pittsboro’s Small Cafe B and B (formally The Small B&B Cafe) has new owners with ambitious plans to infuse the quaint, downtown eatery with flavors from around the world.

“We want to preserve the essence of the place,” Christoffel Verwoerdt, the restaurant’s one-third owner, told the News + Record. “But we’re definitely going to put our mark on it.”

Verwoerdt bought the property earlier this summer with his wife, Lisa, and her nephew, Chef R.L. Boyd. The restaurant — at 219 East Street, immediately east of the downtown traffic circle

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We don’t think we’re alone in noticing that it’s getting harder and harder to tell if a restaurant or bar is temporarily closed or has left us for good. 

This is not a new problem during the pandemic — since March 2020, when the boards went up and cobwebs began to gather on sleeping businesses, we have all had to put on detective hats and do our best to determine if a place is “closed closed” or simply “closed for now.” 

Occasionally, a business is mistakenly left for dead, thanks to a ghosted space, frozen social media accounts, broken

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