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Court rules six-winged chicken posts harmed KFC’s reputation

Plus: Authorities outline plans to boost sustainable farming, and Ingredion makes acquisition to develop Chinese starch business.

Report: Changing tastes and online sales drive Apac fresh-food growth

Fresh food consumption in Asia-Pacific will increase to over 1.4bn tonnes by 2019, according to a study by Technavio as improving technology drives sales from online channels.

New study questions licorice root supplement’s effectiveness as HRT alternative

Components of licorice root extract were found to have low binding affinity for estrogen receptors, among the few things a group of researchers attributed to licorice root’s low potency as a supplement for menopausal women.

Puratos set to expand across Australia after acquiring fillings supplier

Bakery ingredients supplier Puratos Group is ramping up its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of fruit and patisserie fillings business Melbourne Jam Manufacturing Co.

Red meat sector welcomes TPP Agreement signing

The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in New Zealand has been dubbed “a significant step towards reducing the amount of tariff and non-tariff barriers on red meat exports” by the red meat sector. 

News in brief

Fonterra introduces new organic payment plan

Fonterra is introducing an independent organic milk price linked to market returns for organic products.

Tripod Farmers recalls lettuce linked to Salmonella illnesses

Tripod Farmers has recalled pre-packed lettuce linked to an outbreak of Salmonella.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Obesity rate growing faster in Asean than in weighty Western countries

Plus: New Singapore food regulations come into effect; US investor sells last of its shares in Vietnam’s biggest F&B brand; Singapore company offers monitoring service for packaging laws; and Philippines opens innovation centre to take food development to the provinces.

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