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India

Sources: Amazon might enter India’s grocery market later this month

Sources: Amazon might enter India’s grocery market later this month

US online retail major Amazon could soon break into India’s packaged foods and beverages market to become the first international e-commerce site to enter this category.

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Australia

Pipis on the MAP thanks to Asia’s demand for cockles

Innovations in packaging have allowed a newly formed Australian seafood company to expand their business to national and international markets.

Genetic research casts doubt on vitamin D's ability to prevent T2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to prevent the development of type-2 diabetes, according to a genetic study from the University of Cambridge.

Australia

Combined data technique could help nutrition monitoring

A new combination of household food purchases and nutrition data is being used to assess population exposure to sodium, saturated fat and sugar in New Zealand.

Australia

Consumer Commission: Grocery code welcome, though with provisions

In welcoming industry efforts to develop a code of conduct to address unfair practices in the grocery sector, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for issues around enforceability and coverage to be addressed before a conclusion is reached.

Synalit Milk granted China infant formula export approval

New Zealand infant formula firm Synlait Milk has been granted approval to export products it manufactures to China.

Australia

Enzymotec opens up Down Under as lawyers drum up support for lawsuit

As US lawyers circle for a class-action suit, Global lipid supplier Enzymotec has established a Southern Hemisphere subsidiary for Australia and New Zealand.

Edible insects: Create consumer demand – even where there is none

Successful development of insect-containing foods will not be led by consumer demand – it will create it, according to an industry expert.

Global Industry News

Board member: "We were stupid enough to accept. We should have said no.”

Swedish meat supplier fined for faking export papers: ‘We applied every year, but the agency was weak at negotiating’ from FoodNavigator.com

Swedish meat supplier Sten Davidsson has been fined more than €45,000 after Taiwanese authorities discovered it had faked export certificates and stamps.

Yerba maté shows exercise benefits, potential for sports nutrition from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Consuming the traditional South American drink yerba maté before exercise may enhance fat metabolism without affecting maximal performance, says a new study.

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Harnessing science to counter fraud in food and beverage industry from FoodQualityNews.com

Counterfeiting has become an epidemic in the food and beverage industry, affecting pricing and risks to health.

‘Space might taste like raspberries’: Grey Goose partners with Virgin Galactic spaceflight from BeverageDaily.com

Grey Goose vodka has announced its official partnership with Virgin Galactic, the first commercial passenger flight into space. 

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Australia’s food and grocery industry reports year of ups and downs
Australia

Australia’s food and grocery industry reports year of ups and downs

Australia’s food and beverage, grocery manufacturing and fresh produce industry had a total turnover of A$114bn (US$99.4bn)...

Research: India’s eco-confidence higher than US, Canada and China
India

Research: India’s eco-confidence higher than US, Canada and China

Indian consumers have greater confidence in green products being better than the environment than those in Canada,...

Does a team’s sponsor influence Aussie rules fans’ tipple tastes?
Australia

Does a team’s sponsor influence Aussie rules fans’ tipple tastes?

As Australia gears up for the Aussie rules football premiership final this weekend, research has revealed the...

How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?
Southeast Asia

How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

Having completed a review of RSPO, Gary Paoli of Daemeter Consulting outlines how the sustainable palm oil...

Halal certifier: We could cover medicine, but only if there's no panic
Malaysia

Halal certifier: We could cover medicine, but only if there's no panic

Although Malaysia’s halal certification is pretty much the only such standard that is accepted across the world,...

Approval system stopping supplements from reaching Chinese consumers
China

Approval system stopping supplements from reaching Chinese consumers

Chinese food authorities are stopping many of their citizens from gaining access to the best quality health...

Wanted: Investment by food processing entrepreneurs to combat wastage
India

Wanted: Investment by food processing entrepreneurs to combat wastage

Entrepreneurs must start to invest more in food processing if the country has any chance of reducing...

Scientists develop healthier spaghetti while increasing wheat yield
Australia

Scientists develop healthier spaghetti while increasing wheat yield

Researchers in Adelaide believe they have found a way to increase yield of the wheat central to...

Change brewing as Malaysia hops onto craft beer bandwagon
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Change brewing as Malaysia hops onto craft beer bandwagon

Faced with increasing gains across Asia-Pacific, not least in Australia where traditional brewers are fast losing market...

'Ambitious' Asean supplements harmonisation process nearing its goal
Southeast Asia

'Ambitious' Asean supplements harmonisation process nearing its goal

Ten years into the process to harmonise the regulatory framework for nutritional and health supplements among Southeast...

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