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Cranberry juice could help lower diabetes and heart disease risk

Consumption of a low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail could help lower the risk of chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes and stroke, say researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

China

Decades-old beef 'originally came from American reserves'

Before it was sold to food stalls and restaurants in China, much of the expired meat that has been all over recent headlines in the country had originally been part of American food reserves that were smuggled in through Hong Kong in the ‘Seventies and ‘Eighties.

Sugary drinks duty of 20% could lead to 2,400 fewer diabetes cases, says study

A 20% duty on sugary drinks in England could result in 2,400 fewer cases of type 2 diabetes and 1,700 fewer cases of stroke and coronary heart disease, according to a study from Food Active. 

This week Down Under

Rosacea trials show significant improvement after Kiwi honey treatment

The last seven days in the antipodes. Rosacea trials show significant improvement after honey treatment; Aussies would pay more for healthier vending snacks; Australia must keep up with rivals’ agricultural productivity; NZ rules out sugar tax; and What’s Australia’s cup of tea?

China tops RASFF notifications by country of origin

China topped the RASFF notifications by country of origin with 413 last year, followed by Turkey (201), India (199), Spain (166) and USA (164).

Nestlé India gets go ahead to export Maggi noodles

Nestlé India has been allowed to export Maggi noodles by the Bombay High Court but the product will remain off shelves in India.

Australia

Coles 'the biggest winner’ after $12m fine for conduct with suppliers

The Australian food industry backed a decision to compel Coles, the supermarket chain, to pay A$12m (US$9.1m) to suppliers, who can now leave Coles’s supply chain programme without penalty.

South Asia radius

New products failing to come to Indian market due to regulatory delays

The last week in South Asia. New products failing to come to market due to FSSAI hold-ups; Trade pressure pushes India to put standards on the anvil; and Authorities ramp up food safety inspection efforts

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