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Sports nutrition and healthy ageing will fuel China's industry growth

The rise of China’s functional food and dietary supplement industry is continuing to outstrip overall economic growth, and will continue to do so with sports nutrition and goods for the...

China’s stake in Silver Fern Farms approved

The New Zealand government has given the go-ahead for Chinese food operator Shanghai Maling to buy a 50% stake in meat processor Silver Fern Farms for $261 million.

Leadership changes at China Mengniu Dairy

The board of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited last week announced wholesale changes to its personnel.

Fonterra opens hub for China, invests in Tasmania

New Zealand’s Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the opening of the Fonterra Ying Hub in Ying County, Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, China.

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Chinese police bust meat smuggling ring

Nearly 1,000 tons of frozen meat, some contaminated with bleach, have been seized by Guangdong police in the South of China, according to reports.

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New Zealand and China extend food safety partnership

A scholarship programme between New Zealand and China boosting understanding of each other’s food safety systems has been extended for two more years.

Price of raw milk declines as China increases Lucerne imports: Dairy Association of China

China has imported 52,825 tons of liquid milk in July this year, a 35% increase compared to the same period last year, according to the latest report from the Dairy...

China’s fragmented bakery market likely to consolidate: Mintel

China’s fast-growing bakery market is likely to experience consolidation as larger players develop, analysts at Mintel have suggested.

China leapfrogs America to become leading ice-cream consumer

Asia-Pacific countries are coming to prominence in the US$31bn global ice cream market, with first-placed China now accounting for roughly one-third of consumption after years of steady growth.

China’s production decline sparks import boom

The global poultry industry is entering a period of enhanced market conditions as China’s historic production slump brings a welcome buoyancy to a string of poultry exporters.

Australia

Craft-beer start-up has eyes on expansion from Adelaide to Asia

A home-delivery craft-beer service is helping put independent brews in the hands of ale lovers around Australia.

Mintel report shows Chinese energy drink consumption increased by 25%, four times more than the US

A new Mintel report shows that Chinese consumers drank an additional 545m liters of sports drinks in 2015 compared to the previous year, a 25% volume growth.

DKSH acquires China e-commerce distributor eSweets

Market expansion firm DKSH has acquired a majority stake in online premium confectionery distributor Shanghai Sweets International (eSweets).

Ireland making headway on China beef deal

The Republic of Ireland has welcomed “very positive” talks and “constructive engagement” with China over plans to open the market for beef exports.

Revealed: How Traditional Chinese Medicine plant compounds kill cancer cells

A complex mix of plant compounds derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine works to kill cancer cells, and researchers from Australia have shown how.

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Market update: Edible oils in China

Edible oil consumption has increased in China at a compound rate of over 15% since 2005, according to a new report on the market. 

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China ramps up inspections of regional food safety authorities

Beijing will send inspectors to provincial governments to review their food safety records as part of a wide-reaching annual assessment of progress.

Answer on the way for Chinese investigation of US DDGS?

An ongoing anti-dumping and countervailing duty probe into the US DDGS exports by the Chinese may soon produce a preliminary response.

China direct

Hongkongers warned to avoid unhealthy mooncakes

Hong Kong authorities have warned the public against buying mooncakes with high levels of sugar, fat and sodium ahead of the Mid-Autumn festival later this month.

Chinese craft breweries look to Australia for premium water supply

Chinese brewers have been courting a water producer from Australia in a bid to create tastier craft beers.

UK-China probiotics centre plans GM research

The UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotics Research is focusing on specific probiotic applications, and plans to use GM techniques to engineer highly targeted microorganisms to fight specific pathogens.

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Markets update: Chinese garlic prices remain firm as yields decline

Chinese garlic prices continue to remain high, up 30% since the start of the year due to a decline in yields. 

ADB agrees loan intended to boost China’s domestic milk supply

The Asian Development Bank has issued a US$125m loan to Inner Mongolia Saikexing Breeding and Biotechnology Group to and expand the domestic supply of milk in China.

Alkaline water brand could increase health benefits of milk powder

High-quality drinking water from Australia is being touted as a perfect companion product to help quench China’s thirst for “clean and green” infant milk powder.

Special edition: Animal husbandry: genetics, nutrition and management link

Consolidation, genetics and nutrition improved the Chinese dairy industry, is the focus now on beef?

A focus on improving genetics and nutrition has grown the dairy industry in China, but efforts have lagged in beef production, says expert.

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