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FSSAI releases new e-commerce regulations for public consultation

Plus: Doubling of processed food sales responsible for Indian packaging growth; Coca-Cola to train 350k grocery students with emphasis on food safety; and Market update: Herbs and spices.

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Greenpeace activists block IOI palm oil at Rotterdam port

Greenpeace activists are blocking palm oil imports from Malaysian trader IOI at Rotterdam harbour in protest at the firm's involvement in forest destruction, peatland fires and use of child labour.

Thai poultry firm threatens to sue NGO

A chicken supplier in Thailand may open a lawsuit against a non-governmental organisation (NGO) over alleged claims of human trafficking. 

Australian confectionery industry rejects claims it is snubbing star labeling

The AI Group has disputed claims from consumer group CHOICE that its confectionery members are ignoring the country’s health star labeling system.

Tongan field school breaks new ground for young farmers

More than 20 farmers from ‘Eua Island in Tonga recently graduated from the first school in the Pacific to teach young farmers how to grow and sell more food with certified training.

Fonterra profits up 65%

New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group has announced a 65% increase in net profit after tax to NZ$834m ($604m) for the financial year ended July 31, 2016.

Infant formula intake and protein guidelines queried in Southeast Asia

There is concern about the considerable variance in the recommended consumption levels of infant formula and follow-on formula in Asia and questions over the amount of protein they are required to contain, an international conference has heard.

US picks WTO 'feed' fight with China

The US has challenged China through the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding government support of wheat, corn and rice. 

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Coca-Cola opens manufacturing plant in New Zealand

Coca-Cola Amatil has unveiled its Keri juice manufacturing plant: the largest in New Zealand and with the ability to produce 800,000 bottles a day. 

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