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China’s first welfare code for feed lots, slaughterhouses due in June

China will have its first draft animal husbandry and slaughtering standards code by June, according to the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), which is working with 30 domestic livestock breeding...

Bucha wants to bridge sweet fizzy beverage drinkers to kombucha

Washington-based American Brewing Company started with beer and expanded its product line to include kombucha. Its brand, Bucha, has been credited as one of the fastest growing breakout brands in...

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Ingredion makes acquisition to develop Chinese starch business

Ingredion has signed an agreement to buy Shandong Huanong Speciality Corn Development Co. to expand its speciality starch business in the Far East.

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Authorities outline plans to boost sustainable farming

Beijing has released a policy document to show how state authorities aim to encourage sustainability in agriculture through improved efficiency and environmental protection.

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Court rules six-winged chicken posts harmed KFC’s reputation

Three companies have been ordered to pay 600,000 yuan (US$91,200) to KFC for using social media to spread false rumours about the international fast-food chain in China.

Syngenta supports $43bn sale to ChemChina

Syngenta announced Wednesday that it is in favor of a $43bn purchase offer from ChemChina.

China's slowdown hits second-biggest pork company

Yurun Food, China’s number-two pork player, continues to go through turbulent times, with some industry watchers forecasting a sell-off of company assets this year to get the firm back on...

OSI slams Chinese court’s judgement on expired meat scandal

The American parent of the Chinese company found by a Shanghai court this week to have sold out-of-date meat to international burger chains has reacted angrily to the jailing of...

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Lab shows worrying levels of mycotoxin in Chinese produce

Around 6.2% of China’s annual grain yield is contaminated by mycotoxins every year, according to research by the Chinese Academy of Engineering. 

Premium brands could boost profits in China’s high-volume beer market

China’s high-volume, low-profit beer market is set to be transformed, with increased “premiumisation” providing opportunities for imported and licensed foreign beer brands, says Rabobank.

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Prediction: China to have world’s safest infant formula in a decade

In the next decade, China will have the safest infant formula available anywhere—just 10 short years after China's melamine scandal (writes Paul O’Brien of Chemlinked). 

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China’s economic slowdown will ‘impact’ EU pork exports

China’s economy has shown signs of decline and the shrinking rate of growth means the EU may not be able to export the same volume of pork to China as...

Fonterra to develop functional products through new partnership with China’s By-Health

China’s By-Health has signed a strategic cooperative partnership agreement with Fonterra, according to a statement on CNINFO, China’s stock market information website.

EU pig market propped up by China

Europe’s beleaguered pig meat market has seen prices fall to its lowest level in a decade, but the sector has capitalised on exports to China, claims AHDB Pork’s market trends...

Chinese state aid helps poultry firm expansion, despite pollution concern

Chinese poultry giant Henan Huaying Agricultural Development Co has aggressively expanded its duck and chicken processing capacity with a package of government subsidies totalling over RMB40 million for several new...

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Authorities investigate illegal use of poppy seeds by restaurants

Dozens of restaurants have been investigated for the addition of poppy capsules and other illegal ingredients to food following a nationwide sting by China’s food safety regulator.

Nescafé expands e-commerce strategy with Alibaba deal

In a move to boost its online sales in China, Nestlé has entered into a partnership with e-commerce major Alibaba to trade on its Tmail.com platform.

Asia to drive global packaging growth to $1bn, study predicts

Packaging’s importance has been increasing in emerging markets, with Asia’s new influence predicted to drive the segment’s value to almost US$1bn by 2020, according to a new industry report....

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Shanghai officials trial new ‘instant testing system’ for adulteration

A pilot programme to weed out the presence of illegal additives is being carried out in Shanghai by food safety officials.

Mongolia pumps money into meat export development

Mongolia intends to increase the volume of meat exports to Russia, Vietnam, South Korea and China in the next few years, according to a recent statement from the country’s Agricultural...

Online brand exposure is important, says Nestlé, as it signs partnership in China

Nestlé China has signed a strategic cooperation partnership with Alibaba, saying that an online presence is an essential part of building its brands in China. 

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Research council: Labels don’t inform Indians of what they are eating

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has called for stricter regulations to be applied to the labelling of packaged food in a bid to prevent non-communicable diseases that account...

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ICL buys into Chinese phosphates major

Global speciality fertiliser manufacturer ICL has completed a 15% investment in China’s leading phosphate producer and the parent company of its partner in a joint-venture in China. 

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Packaged goods manufacturers must perfect online strategies

China’s consumer packaged goods companies will be forced to face a number of dramatic shifts in business over the coming years, a global management consultancy has warned. 

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Starbucks unveils benefits plans, e-strategy and increased store count

The chief executive of Starbucks has said the Chinese market is shaping the future of the chain after the opening of its 2,000th store in the country.

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