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Hindus outraged by beef and alcohol use in Heinz juice manufacturing

Hindus outraged by beef and alcohol use in Heinz juice manufacturing

A prominent Hindu leader has demanded an apology from Heinz Australia, which he claims concealed its use of alcohol and beef-derived gelatine in some of its juice drinks.

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Australia

Organic chief: We will discredit firms who claim false certification

The more popular organic products become, the greater the risk that fraudulent operators will ride on the coat-tails of genuine certification, the head of Australia’s organic farmers’ industry body warned after securing an injunction against a company that had done just that.

DSM reads 'fini' in green tea and leaves it to Japanese

Dutch-Swiss ingredients giant DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) has called ‘time’ on Teavigo, a decade after launching the proprietary, weight management-focused green tea extract.

New Zealand

Manuka honey guidelines published to combat false label claims

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries has released manuka honey labelling interim guidelines to clarify what claims can be made and what constitutes the widely counterfeited and vaguely regulated variety of honey.

Australia

Victorian grains to reap long-term research benefits

Grain growers in the state of Victoria will benefit from a new five year agreement that will increase research and development in their industry, according to the Australian agriculture minister.

Analysts fear Chinese frugality and US share loss: Looking ahead to Diageo’s 2014 results

With Diageo set to report its full-year 2014 results tomorrow, let’s look at what we might expect – with analysts predicting a share loss in US spirits and continued concerns in Asia-Pacific.

Australia

Nothing bitter about craft beer’s rising popularity

The remarkable rise in popularity of craft beer in Australia might be driving mainstream brewery executives to the bottle, but for Glenn Cary, chief executive of the independent Balmain Brewing Company, it is only the beginning.

China

'Health food' too broad for effective supplements regulation

The US-China Health Products Association has once again urged regulators to replace the term “health food” with “dietary supplement” in a submission to food authorities concerning the recent draft reform of China’s food safety law.

Global Industry News

Why did the chicken cross Europe? To call for better labelling from FoodProductionDaily.com

A chicken farmer’s daughter is calling for clear and mandatory ‘method of production’ labelling on poultry meat – by dressing up as a chicken called ‘Rosa’ and touring Europe for 39 days. 

Energy shot maker bases product on timed-release caffeine technology from NutraIngredients-USA.com

LXR Biotech has launched a timed-release energy shot using a recently-developed beadlet technology in a bid to capture more of the energy shot market. 

Chimp Food founder: This is not a juice!

Walk like a man, eat like a chimp...Florida start-up goes back to basics with drinkable food from FoodNavigator-USA.com

First there was juice, then there were smoothies, now there is, er, Chimp Food, the brainchild of Florida-based entrepreneur Scott Joseph, who lost 100lbs after eating like a chimp (he ditched meat, dairy & grains and ate nothing but fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds) and wants to bottle his success.

Sex, drunkenness and foul language result in ad ban from FoodManufacture.co.uk

A Facebook advert attributed to Camerons Brewery, trading as the bar Trocaderos South Shields, has been banned after complaints about its foul language and invitations to drunkenness and promiscuous sexual behaviour, according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Malaysians still bugged about eating insects
Southeast Asia

Malaysians still bugged about eating insects

Many Southeast Asians might wonder what all the fuss is all about as the insect ingredient industry...

Oz government should copy UK’s practice of sourcing local produce
Australia

Oz government should copy UK’s practice of sourcing local produce

Australia should follow Britain’s lead and put in place a plan to source government-procured food from local...

Premium brands will lead as China’s beer economy leapfrogs that of US
China

Premium brands will lead as China’s beer economy leapfrogs that of US

Now double the size of its American counterpart, China's beer market is an exciting place to be...

Young Malaysian scientists honoured for probiotics research
Southeast Asia

Young Malaysian scientists honoured for probiotics research

Probiotics research is now entering the Malaysian mainstream, according to two female Universiti Sains Malaysia students who...

Anti-doping lab now targeting Australian sports nutrition market
Australia

Anti-doping lab now targeting Australian sports nutrition market

Now with backing from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), international anti-doping laboratory LGC is moving to...

Only 2% of Indian produce stored in adequate warehousing
Commentary

Only 2% of Indian produce stored in adequate warehousing

Almost none of India’s fresh fruit and vegetables are stored in suitable conditions after harvest, leading to...

Power paradox: Gas export growth will hammer domestic food output
Australia

Power paradox: Gas export growth will hammer domestic food output

The recent surge in the price of domestic gas will lead to a long and deep malaise...

ANZ Bank accused of abandoning farmers after splitting with sugar firm
Insight

ANZ Bank accused of abandoning farmers after splitting with sugar firm

Early this month, in what looks like a failed attempt to save its reputation, Australia‘s ANZ Bank...

McDonald’s, KFC apologise in China’s latest food safety scare
China

McDonald’s, KFC apologise in China’s latest food safety scare

Allegations concerning the sale of expired meat by American-owned Shanghai Husi Food to the Chinese operations of...

Study: Energy drinks increase the desire to drink longer and harder
Australia

Study: Energy drinks increase the desire to drink longer and harder

Australian academics have called for greater analysis of the potential harm caused by mixing energy drinks with...

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