El Niño 2015 is underway and set to hit wheat, coffee and sugar cane production leading to volatile prices, warns a Rabobank report.
One in five Beijingers is obese
Malaysia’s baby food market closes in on half-billion value
Growth for spirits lies in export markets such as China, India, Brazil and South East Asia as EU consumption slumps, says trade association spiritsEUROPE.
At least idle Australians know how to snack well
State stops junk food around schools in latest post-Maggi safety move
FTA will have bigger benefit for China than Australia, critics say
The EU’s ban on prebiotics and probiotics as marketing tools has cost the market €500m and will cost a further €1bn by 2020 according to Euromonitor International data – and...
Age making diabetes rates soar in Singapore; Indians and Malays not managing condition properly
Global demand for food processing machinery will rise by 7.6% per annum to $73bn in 2019, according to The Freedonia Group industry research firm.
US winning in game of catch up with trans fats, say Aussie grocers
China to bolster import regulations after spate of substandard imports
India’s diabetes rate has jumped 123% since 1990
Neogen Corporation has acquired the assets of a food testing lab in southwest India adding the market is ‘extremely attractive’ because of the expanding middle class.
Nestlé India is destroying Maggi noodles worth an estimated Rs 320 crore (US$50m, €45m) which is stock withdrawn from the market.
One in four Taiwanese elementary students either obese or overweight
Malaysia facing digestive health time bomb
Government consults public on new country-of-origin system
Maggi wake: Companies in flurry of action to put houses are in order
Japan’s vending machine stockers have been seeing sluggish fortunes over the last year as overall sales dropped by 5% last year, down from 2013’s US$42.9bn.
Europe needs to be educated on ‘unbleached’ yellow konjac, says Indonesian supplier with sulphur safety concerns.
China donates US$50m to develop food supplies in emerging countries
Health ministry blamed for doing too little to prevent gutter oil scandal
Malaysian halal firms opening up new markets in China
38 ‘developed’ nations delivered 54% of functional food and supplement and other health & wellness (HW) product sales in 2014, but these same nations will account for only 14% of growth between now and 2019.