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Whether serving the food and drink needs of consumers or sourcing ingredients and raw materials, success in the food industry depends on keeping abreast of the latest market trends in the Asia Pacific region.

Chinese UK cheese export ban will be 'lifted soon': Defra

Two weeks into a Chinese suspension of British cheese exports, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has little to say on the issue but believes the...

Analysis

Regulation out of step with innovation as Asean awaits harmonisation

Southeast Asia’s regulatory system is out of sync with industry practices, with some regulators sometimes uncertain of what constitutes a natural ingredient. 

Australian dairy farmers issued with El Niño warning

Australia dairy farmers are being urged to prepare for a long dry period in the coming months, as weather experts in the country reiterate their prediction of an El Niño....

UHT 'preferred format' to meet Vietnam rural distribution challenges: Tetra Pak

UHT will continue to be the "preferred format" for liquid dairy in Vietnam because it guarantees the safety of products distributed to the country's high rural population, according to Tetra...

Analysis

Australian wine exporters really need to up their game in Asia-Pacific

The recent trade spat between Indonesia and Australia, which comes on the back of the southeast Asian nation’s objection towards its southern neighbour’s move to implement plain packaging of cigarettes,...

Global probiotics business is booming, while Europe focuses on blends and 'piggybacking'

Strong growth in the Americas and Asia is helping the probiotics industry to strong success, while the European market recovers from regulatory challenges by focusing on blends and 'piggybacking claims',...

Australia

Online shoppers go for grog over groceries

More Australians buy alcohol online than groceries, though still less than one in 50 consumers click products into their virtual supermarket trolleys each month, according to the latest data by...

More EU members urged to back sustainable palm oil trading

Sustainable palm oil trader GreenPalm will use this year’s European Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Summit as a platform to urge key players in the EU palm oil industry...

Cargill puts Sulawesi on sustainable map as part of $100m Indonesian investment

Swiss business developer and Indonesian government signs Cargill Cocoa Promise, just as the firm announces initial cocoa processing tests at its first Asian plant in East Java.

India

EU lifts poultry meat ban while US complains to WTO of Indian embargo

Over five years after it imposed a ban on poultry meat imports from India, the European Union has now approved their shipment subject to tough conditions.

Australia selling less wine abroad, though sales are growing in value

While Australian wine exports might be rising in value terms, this supposed good news comes on the back of significantly reduced volumes, according to the industry’s government promoter.

Health conscious Indians ditch traditional sweets for chocolate - TechSci Research

Indian consumers are swapping traditional, high calorie confectionery in favor of chocolate, according to TechSci Research.

India

Fast food chains queue up for battle in India’s secondary cities

Indian middle-class households in the hinterland are now spending over twice as much on fast food feeds as they did just two years ago, according to figures released by Assocham.

Australia

Data suggests Australians are growing up as junk food junkies

Young Australians are consuming more soft drinks, burgers and chips than ever before, according to a report released today from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. 

Detecting Listeria with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

Listeria monocytogenes can be detected from selective enrichment broths using MALDI–TOF mass spectrometry, according to a study.

FAO outlook: Climate and politics impact to food markets but 2014 stocks remain adequate

Challenging weather conditions in various countries, coupled with continuing political tensions in the Black Sea region have made food markets more volatile, according to the FAO's first major forecast for 2014.

Australia

Magazine readers are taste-makers, according to research

Australian magazine readers should be seen by food companies first adopters when it comes to new grocery products, according to new research.

Lagging behind, Australia must now embrace innovative veggie products

Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world in the race to meet consumer demand for novel vegetable products.

India

Booming bottled water market still has space for local players

Rising awareness of safety and hygiene following incidents of waterborne diseases in major cities across India has seen the consumption of packaged bottled water in India grow fivefold since the...

Special edition: Organic & non-GMO

The biggest fallacy about GMOs is that we need them to feed the world: WFP

For a growing global population facing dwindling resources, non-GMO plant-based proteins are the future, says 29-year-old non-GMO and organic soybean and corn supplier World Food Processing (WFP).

Who rules the world? Indian women, says Danone

French food major Groupe Danone is now turning to Indian women, rather than relying on its tested global strategies, to crack the competitive Indian market.

News in brief

Denmark and China sign food safety MOU

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding around food safety.

Digging into innovation & NPD with Datamonitor consumer

Black cereal: How to make a splash in China

Black ingredients are considered healthier in China and black breakfast cereals are making a debut splash in the market; a trend Western companies should take note of, says a Datamonitor...

In pics: FAO recognises traditional farming in China, Korea and Iran

Six traditional farming systems in China, Iran and South Korea known for their unique characteristics and approaches to sustainability have been designated Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) by the...

News in brief

Japan finally gives green light to sales of sunflower lecithin

Cargill has obtained approval for the use of sunflower lecithin in Japan, which until now had been the only country in the world where the additive had not previously been...

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