Plus: Brunei to investigate rise of NCDs in the country; Vietnamese ‘ignoring nutrition’, health institute warns; and weakening rupiah giving food industry a dilemma.
Upgraded biosecurity measures to combat fruit fly will be introduced in Australia, bringing added confidence to international trade markets.
Tech-Long USA has announced a $5m expansion in Gwinnett County, Metro Atlanta, Georgia, creating 130 jobs over 10 years.
New Zealand dairy Lewis Road Creamery has extended its flavoured milk offering after the success of its collaboration with a popular Kiwi chocolate brand.
A method described as similar to a ‘pregnancy test’ has been developed for detecting contamination of meat products with E.coli O157 in less than 24 hours.
Also: Research identifies annual winter drop in Australian beer consumption; Solar power for irrigation could speed up time taken for investment return; Connell Brothers wins contract to distribute Graminex Down Under; and Victoria plant will allow Fonterra to supply milk to Woolworths for next decade.
Freedom Foods has "ceased detailed discussions" with US dairy giant Dean Foods on their failed joint bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).
Cargill has not yet decided if it will appeal a ruling by South Korea’s competition authority claiming the firm was part of an animal feed price rigging cartel over several years.