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False claims risk undermining the Asia market for heart health products

Global and local players in Asia’s heart health sector are adopting radically different strategies – but dubious health claims from some of the latter threaten to undermine the market, according...

Thai poultry giant faces abuse lawsuit

A lawsuit against one of Thailand’s top meat exporters, Betagro, has been opened by 14 Burmese migrant workers who have alleged the mistreatment they suffered amounted to modern-day slavery. 

Meat & Livestock Australia pumps cash into feed

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the country’s red meat levy board, will invest $12.7m to bolster the competitiveness of feedlot operators via an innovation and marketing push.

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Ifad awards loan to help raise incomes of 1m poor Bangladeshi farmers

Bangladesh’s government has signed an agreement with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad) in a bid to increase the incomes more than 1m poor farming households in the country...

Chinese craft breweries look to Australia for premium water supply

Chinese brewers have been courting a water producer from Australia in a bid to create tastier craft beers.

Indonesia’s food industry surging ahead as FI Asia prepares for Jakarta show

Indonesia’s growing food and drink sector makes Jakarta the ideal location for 2017’s FI Asia exhibition and conference later this months, show organisers claim, with the industry seemingly shielded from...

ADB agrees loan intended to boost China’s domestic milk supply

The Asian Development Bank has issued a US$125m loan to Inner Mongolia Saikexing Breeding and Biotechnology Group to and expand the domestic supply of milk in China.

Alkaline water brand could increase health benefits of milk powder

High-quality drinking water from Australia is being touted as a perfect companion product to help quench China’s thirst for “clean and green” infant milk powder.

Special edition: Animal husbandry: genetics, nutrition and management link

Consolidation, genetics and nutrition improved the Chinese dairy industry, is the focus now on beef?

A focus on improving genetics and nutrition has grown the dairy industry in China, but efforts have lagged in beef production, says expert.

WutsupBaby’s line of infant and quinoa toddler cereals to cross the Pacific

Quinoa is what’s up in WutsupBaby’s line of infant and toddler cereals. It has won over East Asian consumers, reflected by its 10% revenue increase in the past 10 months....

CP Foods to tackle slavery in the broiler industry

Thai broiler operator CP Foods has set out to raise industry standards with the implementation of the Good Labour Policy (GLP) for Poultry Farm and Hatchery in Thailand. 

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Fonterra cuts time to get UHT products to China by two-thirds

Fonterra’s project to align and enhance its supply chain from New Zealand to mainland China has seen a reduction in the time it takes to get UHT products to market...

ICT making food safety advances possible - FAO

Advances in information and communication technology (ICT) are leading to improvements in food security and safety in Asia and the Pacific, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....

a2 Milk Company to expand nutritional range amid soaring infant formula sales

New Zealand’s a2 Milk Company has signalled its intention to branch out from infant formula into a broader range of dairy-based nutritional products – with the burgeoning China market very...

Heineken increases focus on Southeast Asia with purchase of Carlsberg brewery in Vietnam

Heineken has acquired a brewery in Vietnam from competitor Carlsberg in order to capitalize on growth expected in the Southeast Asian beer market. 

Ingredion promises gluten free and non-GMO rice flour through Sun Flour deal in Thailand

Ingredients supplier Ingredion is waiting for Thai government approval to acquire domestic rice starch and rice flour Sun Flour. 

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China’s Cofco shores up second European agribusiness deal this year

Plus: ADB agrees loan intended to boost China’s domestic milk supply; and Chinese garlic prices remain firm as yields decline.

Guinness’ ‘Red Tongued Dog’ gets a packaging redesign

Crown Holdings has partnered with Guinness to create a limited edition can for its Foreign Extra Stout celebrating 150 years in Singapore.

Infant formula sales slump at Biostime but firm bullish over future growth

Sales at Chinese infant nutrition firm Biostime dropped by 14% in the first half of 2016 to RMB1.46bn (US$220m), with the Biostime brand – which accounts for 86% of the...

AUD$9m project puts algae under the nutritional spotlight in New South Wales

An AUD$9m (US$6.9m) project to boost the potential for algae in the nutrition, supplement and bio-industry has been launched in New South Wales.

R&D tax boost for Gordagen ahead of US nutraceutical launch

Australian nutraceutical firm Gordagen Pharmaceuticals is preparing to launch its heart health and endurance products in the US by the end of the year.

Mezzan buys majority stake in Saudi’s Al Safi for $24m

One of the Gulf’s biggest food and beverage companies has completed the acquisition of 70% of Al Safi Food, effectively granting it a local platform to manufacture and distribute food...

Americana saga ends after Alabbar’s Adeptio pulls out

The on-again-off-again sale of a majority stake in Kuwait Food Co, otherwise known as Americana, to a Gulf-based consortium has been scrapped by the Al Kharafi family, bringing to an...

Saikexing secures $125m to expand in China

China’s number four dairy farming firm Saikexing has secured a $125m loan to reduce environmental pollution, improve food safety, and expand the supply of milk within China.

India: Punjab planning 'state-of-the-art' pork facility

The government of India’s semi-autonomous Punjab region is planning to build the country’s most advanced pig-processing facility as India’s consumption of pork and reliance on meat imports both continue to...

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