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The promise of premium: AB InBev confident in Chinese beer strategy

AB InBev says its premium and super-premium strategy in China is paying off, with the brewing giant building the category to meet ‘pent up demand.’ 

Prebiotics improve gut microbiota in obese kids: Study

A prebiotic-rich diet may shift the gut microbiota profiles of obese children to a more beneficial profile, regardless of whether the obesity was related to lifestyle or genetics, says a study from an international team of researchers.

Fonterra fined NZ$192,000 for Eltham buttermilk dump stench

Fonterra has been fined NZ$192,000 (US$127,000, €115,000) by a court in New Zealand for its part in what has been dubbed the Eltham buttermilk stink.

July: Which supplements were blocked at the EU borders this month?

Emu oil, impotence drugs and illegal oranges. Click on to find out which supplements were blocked at the EU borders this month. 

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An ounce of prevention…

Benjamin Franklin’s quote that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is often used when referring to health, though he originally meant it in the context of fire safety. 

Nestlé India sales drop 20% after Maggi recall

Nestlé India’s net sales plummeted 20.1% in the second quarter largely due to the Maggi noodles scare.

How Modern Slavery Act affects food and drink firms

Big businesses – including food and drink manufacturers – will soon be forced to set out their plans to guarantee their supply chains are free from modern slavery, following new legislation to combat exploitation introduced today.

‘Emerging middle class’ drive B-brand growth

The emergence of a new middle class in emerging markets can serve as a catalyst to B-brand growth, rather than benefiting established global brands, say researchers.

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