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Food Security Act to be in place by March 2016 despite delays

Plus: Mis-stating sodium content is commonplace, claims researcher; Industry growth continues at 11% per year; Record chilli prices follow difficult growing conditions; and Named chains among those found to be selling unsafe sweets in Delhi.

This week Down Under

Keen-snacking Aussies still not tucking into healthy potato chips

Plus: Complementary health red tape review well received by industry; F&B segment doing the ‘heavy lifting’ for New Zealand’s economy; and Coopers launches home-brew range in international styles.

Indonesia is burning - but how responsible is the palm oil industry?

Indonesia’s forests are being ravaged by forest and peatland fires that are sparking a public health and environmental crisis – but how responsible is the palm oil industry?

Krones celebrates 100th order to install ErgoBloc L. machine in South Korea

Krones is celebrating after receiving its 100th order to install its ErgoBloc L. machine at FINE Bio for CSDs and still water, at its facility in Kirisan National Park, South Korea in 2016.

China direct

One-third of China’s elderly are obese, yet malnutrition still a worry

Plus: HK supermarket leads unhealthy food promotion in international study; Feed producer gets US$100m from environment-minded PE firm; and One-third of Hong Kong’s foodservice drinks contain excess levels of sugar.

Palm oil producer launches peatland protection project in Indonesia

A palm oil producer’s pledge to rehabilitate peatland in Indonesia will provide momentum for industry-wide change, it says.

Ishida bags Almarai poultry project, makes sales at GFM

Almarai has installed a 37,000 bird-per-hour poultry processing line from Ishida, the Japanese firm announced, as it revealed it also made an on-floor sale at Gulfood Manufacturing.

Oman and Japan create $400m food investment fund

Oman and Japan have agreed to form a US$400m investment fund focused on food and agribusiness, aimed at boosting the industry in Oman as well as Japanese exports.

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