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Huge influx of Chinese capital coupled with threat of violence seriously destabilizes maca trade in Peru, expert says

Soaring demand from China and an extremely steep rise in prices has distorted the market for the Peruvian botanical maca to the point where non Chinese buyers have been all...

India

El Niño’s effect on harvest means edible oil imports must grow by half

India’s import bill for edible oils this year is expected to increase by 50% due to sizeable shortfall in its own oil seeds production in as a result of El...

Australia

Licensing laws the likely cause for falling alcohol consumption

Australians are drinking less alcohol than their trans-Tasman neighbours, and doing so less often than they did five years ago, research has found.

Manufacturers urged to take passage to India

India could be the ‘new China’ for food and drink manufacturers looking to increase margins and supply emerging markets in Asia, two industry experts have claimed.

Live from Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Tetra Pak: Asia, Africa & Latin America will consume ever increasing share of liquid dairy products

Asia, Africa and Latin America will consume an ever increasing share of liquid dairy products, according to Tetra Pak.

Australia

Aussie ice cream market stabilises while hipsters mount premium charge

Bulla is still the top-selling frozen dairy brand in Australia, even if many Australians have become less tempted to put tubs and cartons of ice cream in the trolley. 

Brain health drinks gaining global traction: Canadean

Drinks boating polyphenols and other ingredients that boost brain health are winning over more adult consumers, according to market analyst, Canadean.

Australia

Supermarkets benefiting most as Aussies buy more meat

The Australian butcher is safe in spite of growing competition from supermarkets, as consumers continue to buy meat from speciality retailers, especially in cities.

Food Security Index update

World's most obese nation? Kuwait (and the next four are Middle Eastern)

Kuwait has the world’s highest percentage of obese people – 42.8% of its population is obese – and the next four fattest countries are also from the Middle East region,...

Australian complementary health under the spotlight

From ebola to nanotech: Complementary health's newfound confidence

Each day this week, FoodNavigator-Asia will be looking at elements of Australia’s complementary health industry, and assessing its progress in the face of a regulatory system that might well be...

Euromonitor: India snacks hold explosive growth promise for ingredients

 Ingredients suppliers should target India’s sweet and savory snacks sector because it’s untapped and brimming with potential, says Euromonitor International.

What is palm oil’s economic impact in Europe?

The palm oil sector makes a clear contribution to the economies of producer countries – but it also contributes to the economy in importing markets, according to a new report.

Growth in China, stagnation in US means Usana is now 'essentially an Asian company,' analyst says

Usana Health Sciences recorded a sales decline in the United States in its Q3 2014 earnings statement that was more than offset by rapid growth in China. The numbers have...

Massey chosen as site for food safety research centre

Massey University will be the site of the New Zealand Government’s Food Safety Science and Research Centre planned to open in mid-2015.

Tate & Lyle backs fibre to battle Asian bulge

Tate & Lyle used the recent Food Ingredients-Asia trade event in Jakarta as a springboard for its mounting ambitions in the country of 250 million people as well as other...

Amcor Flexibles to open Philippines factory

Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar packaging plant in the Philippines.

Australia

Study finds how brands use social media to draw kids to junk food

Sydney researchers have blasted junk food brands for targeting young social media users to promote unhealthy food after identifying the scale of the issue.

Ganeden gets foreign ingredient approvals to boost growth

Probiotic ingredient supplier Ganeden Biotech is expanding its horizons, and is looking to foreign markers for additional growth.

News in brief

Hydrocyanic acid forces recall of Tapioca chips

Resmi International has recalled Manjilas Tapioca Chips Spicy in Australia due to high levels of hydrocyanic acid.

Foodborne illness declines in Australia

Foodborne illness has declined 17% overall in Australia but the number of Salmonella and Campylobacter cases has risen.

Australia

Sushi on a roll as Aussies favour health over spring rolls

Sushi’s popularity is on the rise while spring rolls appear to be gradually falling out of favour in Australia, new figures reveal. 

Feature - China

Comfort and convenience behind the rise of China's new coffee culture

Once upon a time there was China tea. If you were Chinese and liked hot drinks, the local tradition in tea led the way. If you preferred coffee, especially the...

Dairy ingredients giant on Indonesia: ‘A lot of opportunities here’

Irish dairy and ingredients group Kerry sees a lot of potential in an Indonesian market where sophisticated nutritionals are gaining ground with a young demographic. It is upping investment in...

Analysis - Japan

Red hot competition as placenta businesses jockey for supremacy

With more than a quarter of Japan’s population over the age of 60, it is said that country suffers more from the issues of an ageing population than any other...

News in brief

Heinz recalls beetroot due to processing error

HJ Heinz has recalled Golden Circle Beetroot Slices in Australia and New Zealand due to a processing error which could lead to microbial growth.

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