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Noodle major Nissin to enter Chinese potato chip market

Nissin is preparing to enter China’s “shining” potato chips market in a bid to open up a new revenue stream beyond its traditional instant noodles empire.

US beef imports cleared by China after 14 years

The US and China have reached a trade deal that includes beef and poultry.

China's infant formula trends: Sales boom predicted with organic and premium brands leading the charge

China’s infant milk formula market is poised to boom in the next five years as a result of the new “two-child” policy, and tighter rules issued by regulators, analysts said...

Asia-Pacific expected to bank 70% of global seafood sales

China now accounts for some 35% of global seafood production, while the wider Asia-Pacific region will account for more than two-thirds of the world’s demand by 2030, according to a...

Food delivery guidelines released by Shanghai FDA

Shanghai food authorities have issued a number of measures designed to strengthen supervision of food delivery platforms.

Deinove protects its bacteria derived feed innovation in China

French biotech company, Deinove, says its first patent focusing on the use of the bacteria, Deinococcus, for animal nutrition has been issued in China.

US inks ‘historic’ beef deal with China

America and China have inked landmark deal to promote shipments of US beef that may also cool fears of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

Bakery China 2017

China to familiarize Western market with ‘pinyin’ baked treats

China’s diverse bakery industry – encompassing bakers of traditional ‘pinyin’ (literally translated as ‘Chinese style cakes and snacks’) and producers of modern items like croissants and waffles – is growing...

Chinese diets increasingly ‘high fat, high energy and deficient in key micronutrients’

Greater dietary choice in China is leading to excessive energy intake and obesity among adults, a cross-sectional study of adults in the southwest of the country has found.

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Unwrapping China: How to address the ‘new normal’

China is a country of epochs and eras, phases and cycles, periods and plans. It has witnessed agricultural revolutions followed by massive industrialisation, open-market reforms and WTO accession—and now technological...

Tea genome: How a single leaf can produce so many flavours

Despite tea’s immense cultural and economic significance, relatively little is known about the shrub behind the tea leaves. Yet news of the first mapping of the tea tree genome may...

China summit brings together top level experts to discuss latest nutrition regulations and trends

A raft of high-level speakers will be taking to the stage at the second annual China International Nutrition and Health Industry Summit, with the latest regulatory issues, trends, and omega-3...

News in brief

Kaida chooses Tomra equipment for potato processing plant

Kaida has invested in two agricultural product processing plants which will feature Tomra’s steam peeling and optical sorting machines.

China’s fast-moving cheese market has massive scope for growth

China’s booming cheese market was worth around RMB3.3bn in 2015 and continues to grow at an annual rate of 20% according to new market research.

Arla looks to responsible growth in Asia

Danish-based dairy cooperative Arla Foods recently published its corporate responsibility report 2016, entitled Our Responsibility, documenting the company’s progress on responsible business practice.

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Craft going draft in China’s booming brew market

Demand for draft beer will account for almost a third of the booming Chinese craft beer market by 2020, according to new analysis. 

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High stevia volumes predicted despite low price and limited production

The rapid growth of China’s stevia market has been leading manufacturers to look at ways to capitalise on increasing domestic and global demand. 

Asia sales slide at Mead Johnson but CEO insists China business ‘remains on track’

Infant nutrition firm Mead Johnson, which is in the process of being taken over by Reckitt Benckiser, saw sales in its core Asia markets tumble in the first quarter.

Interview

Indian plant central to Naturex drive to boost emerging markets

Having first gained a foothold in India with its Roha plant acquisition from Valentine Agro in 2012, Naturex has cemented its position in the local fruit and vegetable powders market by being...

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Authorities ‘fully alert’ to wanghong food risks

Shanghai’s food watchdog has been clamping down on the sale of wanghong—or food endorsed by high-profile bloggers and celebrities on the internet. 

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Most Chinese ‘fake news’ stories involve food safety

Most fake news stories in China concern food safety, according to a online verification team set up by Tencent.

Cargill JV opens $100m oilseed plant in north China

Cargill has opened an oilseeds processing plant in northern China that it has built in partnership with New Hope and Hebei Bohai Investment Group.

FBIF 2017

TCM heritage and modern innovation: Firm secures sales success through supplement and functional food expansion

Harnessing the heritage of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern supplement and functional food trends can help Chinese companies boost growth at home and across Asia – providing it is backed...

New Zealand ‘front of mind’ for online Chinese food purchases

Kiwi food and beverage companies are poised for further success in China, where consumers increasingly favour products with natural ingredients, according to a report by Mintel.

FBIF 2017

Chinese millennials: How food and beverage firms can drive sales to younger consumers

Food and beverage manufacturers should shift their focus from items for household consumption to those suitable to be eaten on the go if they want to build brand loyalty among...

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