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China second largest export market for Irish dairy: Bord Bia

Infant formula-hungry China is now the second largest export market for Irish dairy, according to Bord Bia (Irish Food Board).  

Research

Meat-and-two-veg Australia not keeping up with 'two and five' each day

Only one in 50 Australians is eating the recommended two servings of fruit and five of vegetables each day, according to new market research. And while many keep up with...

US and Brazilian soy gains ensure security of supply but China still holds sway: analyst

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised its forecast for projected global soybean crop output to 314.4 million tons, up 1.6m on US and Brazilian gains in its World...

Far East tastes

From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

Japanese conglomerate Nagase has revealed its predictions of country’s top food trends for 2015.  Its choices are based on the anticipated changes to Japanese claims regulations, as well as consumer...

News in brief

More than 100 sickened from Salmonella

An investigation has been launched in Queensland to find the source of an outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened more than 100 people.

China

Chalk to cheese: China’s massive import growth shows changing tastes

Traditionally a dairy wasteland, China is fast developing a love for cheese, with the fist 10 months of last year showing astonishing growth in imports, interest and consumption.

GCC food processing set for boom

The GCC food processing sector will see dramatic growth over the next few years, averaging 8.5% per year up to 2018, according to a new report.

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic...

The 10 key events of 2014… Our editors' selections

As we enter the twilight days of 2014 the editors of NutraIngredients-USA become a reflective bunch. A lot of things happened this year, and here is our top 10 of...

Milling & Grains bite-size science

Phytic acid in Indian sorghum, Australian crop sensitivity to climate change, durum wheat dry mass, water and protein composition

Phytic acid concentration in Indian sorghum, field pea more sensitive to climate change than other Australian broadacre crops, and durum wheat dry mass, water and protein composition.

Looking back on 2014: How did we do with last year’s predictions?

As 2014 draws to a close, let’s take a minute to look back and ask, how accurate was our forecast for the year? FoodNavigator looks back at its trend predictions...

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

Sugar, gluten-free foods, front-of-pack nutrition labelling, and the 'utter nonsense' behind popular diet claims were among the most popular subjects of the year on FoodNavigator. 

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

Infant food manufacturers will be celebrating in China as the impact of this year's loosening of the one-child ban is felt; meanwhile, traffic-calming measures in Manila continue to prevent goods...

FAO: Poor countries must unite to secure food supply

The head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has urged the world’s poorest countries to work harder with one another to be able to develop in time to meet...

Soapbox

End-of-year health check for complementary medicines industry

Reflecting on the year that has passed, it is surprising how much has changed in the complementary medicines industry in Australia in such a short time.  

India

Modi confidence raises India’s profile among multinational investors

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s tour of countries including the US, Australia and Japan has significantly helped India’s ambitions to be seen as a promising and stable investment destination, according...

‘No palm oil’ label battle won’t start trade or court war: Malaysian minister

The Malaysian government says it is assessing what action it should take to address ‘no palm oil’ labels in France and Belgium, the legal grounds for which have come under...

Australia

As Aussie as Croc Dundee, though Asian-born are not taking to Vegemite

Barrack Obama isn’t the only non-Australian to find Vegemite “horrible… a quasi-vegetable by-product that you smear on your toast”, with research showing that the yeast extract is overwhelmingly more popular...

Spice up the Indian premium chocolate market, says taster

Multinational chocolate manufacturers are failing to cater to Indian tastes and should experiment with spices such as green cumin and saffron, according to India’s only professional chocolate taster.

'Dramatic' carrageenan supply chain shake up as Indonesia eyes domestic processing

Indonesia plans to process half of its seaweed domestically by 2020, meaning the carrageenan supply chain could see massive geographic diversions in the future. 

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Bakery for diabetics: How to storm into China

Developing baked goods for diabetics has heaps of potential in China given the rates of diabetes and mounting concern in the country, says Datamonitor Consumer.

Australia-China

First winery begins shipments under Aus-China organic joint-agreement

A South Australian winery has estimated that having full organic certification alone could help grow its exports to China by one-quarter.

Pakistani food company and NGO team up to improve slaughterhouse standards

A collaboration between a major Pakistan food company and local non-governmental organisation (NGO) aimed at improving the country’s slaughterhouse standards is set to expand sales abroad.

Bid to revamp responsible sourcing standard to make fishmeal production slavery free

There is growing momentum behind an attempt to reshape a standard for responsible sourcing (RS) of fish meal and fish oil so that it covers worker safety, following recent news...