Plus: Authorities outline plans to boost sustainable farming, and Ingredion makes acquisition to develop Chinese starch business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fonterra is introducing an independent organic milk price linked to market returns for organic products.
Tripod Farmers has recalled pre-packed lettuce linked to an outbreak of Salmonella.
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.