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India

169 restaurants in limbo as McDonald’s shutters turbulent franchise

McDonald’s has severed its 22-year relationship with partner Vikram Bakshi, putting all its 169 restaurants in north and east India at risk of closure.

Lack of antioxidants increases obesity risk in sleep-deprived men: Korean study

Low dietary antioxidant intake — coupled with insufficient sleep — could lead to an increased risk of obesity in men, a Korean study has found.

South Asia radius

Innovative Foods to double frozen production at AP plant

Plus: FSSAI gets involved in Indian culinary tradition.

China will overtake the US as the largest dairy market by 2022

China will overtake the US as the largest dairy market by 2022 whilst India takes fourth place from 2021, according to research by Euromonitor International.

South Korea lifts US poultry ban

The government of South Korea has lifted its ban on imports of US poultry and poultry products. 

China

Brazilian chicken suppliers under investigation for suspected dumping

China is investigating allegations of illegal dumping by Brazilian suppliers of broiler chicken onto its market.

China direct

Health, wealth and internet forcing instant noodle-makers to rethink

Plus: New Hope in line for May Park takeover; and Organic watchdog celebrates accreditation milestone.

NutraIngredients-Asia state of the industry survey part 2: Raft of new regulations broadly welcomed by the sector

The raft of new supplement and functional food regulations introduced in the past two years, or those imminently pending, have been broadly welcomed by the industry in APAC, according to the findings of our inaugural State of the Supplements, Health & Nutrition Survey.

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