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CPF Foods to end migrant abuse in Thai meat sector

Poultry business CPF Foods has partnered with the Thai government to tackle mistreatment of staff in the poultry industry, following modern-day slavery claims at a separate chicken farm. 

Chinese halal meat business helps employ 10,000 families

One of China’s biggest producers of packaged halal meat products is bringing meat factory jobs to one of the country’s poorest regions in a deal with local government that includes...

Rockmelon linked to Salmonella illnesses - FSANZ

Australian authorities are investigating an increase in Salmonella illnesses with a link to eating rockmelons.

Beans distributor reveals plan to tap into China’s coffee-shop culture

Gourmet coffee wholesaler DTS8 Coffee Company has plans to expand into the world’s fastest growing coffee-shop market by acquiring existing coffee chains. 

South Asia radius

DuPont develops ingredients for pre-packaged rotis in India

A “packaged roti” for a market that has been turning its back on homemade breads in favour of more convenient products with longer shelf-life is now available from a range...

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Vizag lab is opportunity to improve South Asian footprint - TÜV SÜD

A TÜV SÜD food testing lab in India has been accredited for three years.

Chinese fund eyes Australian investments to supply home health market

A Chinese investment management company will establish a specialist food and agriculture fund worth up to A$1bn (US$760m) in Australia to establish a vertically integrated supply chain between the countries....

China direct

Home food delivery apps ordered to shut down

Shanghai authorities have shut down four food-delivery platforms that sell home made food after finding their unlicensed home kitchens to be potentially unsafe.

Simon Westaway named CEO of Australian Livestock Exporters Council

The Australian Livestock Exporters Council (ALEC) has appointed Simon Westaway – a political communications expert – as its new CEO.

Kraft brings Planters Peanuts to China’s competitive snacking nuts market

Kraft Foods has officially introduced its Planters Peanuts brand to China for the first time. 

Chocolatier named New Zealand’s most trusted brand for fifth year

Porirua confectionery manufacturer Whittaker’s has been named New Zealand’s most trusted brand for the fifth consecutive year, in an annual survey commissioned by Reader’s Digest.

Meat smuggling undermines livestock trade in Southeast Asia

The common market launched on 1 January by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has so far failed to promote a sustainable increase in legitimate intra-ASEAN meat and livestock...

Mazola signs UAE distribution deal as GCC consumption grows

Global cooking oil major Mazola is placing its focus on expanding even further into the Middle East’s growing non-retail sector by appointing Farm Fresh as its new distributor for food-service...

AIS claims Middle East’s biggest food plant after opening extension

One of the Middle East’s biggest food importers has unveiled the region’s largest production factory. The new Arab & India Spices plant in Ajman was built with an investment of...

YouGov names Almarai as Saudi’s favourite brand

Local dairy major Almarai was named Saudi Arabia’s favourite brand in the YouGov 2016 Mid-year BestBrand rankings, alongside Emirates airline in the UAE and Facebook in Egypt.

Gulf multinationals commit to phase out trans fats by 2019

Several Gulf-based global food and beverage companies have have embraced a commitment to phase-out trans-fat in their Middle East products.

Australia

World’s first wine harvested from city’s botanic gardens

Wines made from grapes harvested in a tiny vineyard within a city botanic garden will be launched in South Australia in September.

Thousands of chickens killed in Iraq bird flu virus

More than half a million birds have died thanks to a highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza strain that has torn through Baghdad and Wasit in Iraq. 

Chinese meat giant enters the digital space

One of China’s largest agricultural and meat conglomerates has entered a deal with the country’s leading e-commerce and cloud computing company to get a digital edge on its rivals....

China direct

Formula scandal sends Fonterra’s Beingmate into the red

Fonterra's Chinese business partner has seen healthy expected profits turn into substantial anticipated losses for the first-quarter of the financial year after a milk powder scandal.

General Mills: 1,100 jobs under threat from plans to axe lines in Brazil, China and US

General Mills is set to close production lines in Brazil, China and the US - with the potential loss of almost 1,100 jobs - as part of plans to improve...

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Sanitising system can improve food safety and quality - De Nora

De Nora has said its onsite sanitising system can help raise food safety standards in Asia.

Cargill suspends business with IOI following RSPO fallout

Cargill has suspended new business with IOI and called on the palm oil supplier to “take further action to resolve the charges that resulted in its RSPO suspension and address longstanding...

Malaysian certifier to help with upgrade at 100 Egyptian fish farms

WorldFish has appointed Intertek as its quality partner as the international aquaculture researcher assists with upgrading production at some 100 fish farms in Egypt.

Japanese trio plan vegetable factory in Dubai

Japan’s Marubeni Corporation, Showa Denko K.K. and Chiyoda Corporation will jointly develop an overseas artificially-lit vegetable factory business with a base in the UAE that promises to harvest crops throughout...

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