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Retailers mull effect of China’s new online shopping tax

China’s burgeoning e-commerce portals are not expecting international vendors increase their prices immediately for products such as food and baby products after a new government policy raised taxes on 1,100...

Carotenoids shown to increase bone density in high concentrations

The consumption of serum carotenoids in high concentrations has been found to be linked to higher bone mineral density in middle-aged and elderly Chinese adults, according to a large cross-sectional...

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Thousands of cans of Chinese fake formula still unaccounted for

Food safety authorities are scrambling to locate an estimated 3,300 cans of fake infant formula masquerading as popular domestic and international brands after nine people were arrested for their roles...

Mondelēz partners with China’s Alibaba to support $1bn global e-commerce goal

Chinese consumers are able to buy a fuller range of Mondelēz products, including Oreo Colorfilled, an online platform where people can customize their own Oreo packaging, thanks to the Mondelēz’s...

Earnings at listed Chinese meat companies rise

A rebound in demand for pigs and poultry is boosting the books of some of China’s leading meat companies.

Australia exports sheep to China in genetics breeding program

Australia has flown 1,400 specially-reared Suffolk sheep to China as part of a breeding program geared up to stimulate the genetic development of China’s growing livestock.

China’s Heijingang targets high-end consumers to compete with foreign brands

Domestic Chinese chocolate brand Heijingang plans a new premium line later this year to compete with western chocolates, which dominate the market.

Enzymes specialist DeutscheBack ramps up activity in China and Latin America

Baking ingredients supplier DeutscheBack is increasing its presence and capacities in Latin America and China to meet growing demand.

‘Uncertainty’ for Chinese agri-food exporters due to rejection risk

The risk of rejection at European borders on safety grounds provides an ‘element of uncertainty’ that affects Chinese agri-food exporters, according to an analysis.

China pounces on Marfrig's Argentinian assets

Brazilian meat processing giant Marfrig has sold a raft of its Argentinian assets to the red meat Chinese business Black Bamboo Enterprises, a subsidiary of Foresun Group.

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China Candy & Snacks Expo set to begin in Ningbo this fall

The seventh China Candy & Snacks Expo will kick off at Ningbo International Convention Center on September 2 this year amid rapid growth in Chinese candy production. 

Mintel: Asia-Pacific market is being shaped by four key ‘mega-trends’

Healthier alternatives, brand story, visual eating and changing lifestyles describe the four key food and drink trends in Asia-Pacific, according to market intelligence agency Mintel.

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Vitamin A prices set to continue to soar

After more than a year-long slump, China’s important vitamin A market is finally starting to rebound, with prices expected to continue to grow until the second-half 2016, according to market analyst CCM ....

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Shanghai expands blacklist to incorporate stricter penalties

Food regulators will expand Shanghai’s food and drug blacklist to include individuals and companies that are found to use expired materials in food production, in a move prompted by recent...

Initial success for China KitKat launch in Walmart, says Nestlé

Nestlé is positioning KitKat as a big brand in China after launching its top confection into the market last December.

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Nutricia withdraws Karicare from Chinese market

Danone Nutricia has stopped supplying its Karicare brand in China more than two years after the New-Zealand made infant formula was at the centre of a botulism contamination scare.

China reopens long-abandoned halal regulation debate

Beijing lawmakers are considering a new halal law 13 years after the country’s State Council ordered the legal provision, the council’s legal office has announced.

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Nestlé ramps up coffee research and training in Yunnan

In China, Nestle has opened a coffee centre as part of a university joint venture to research tropical crops in Yunnan province.

China’s Sunner becomes official McDonald’s supplier

Chinese poultry-focused Sunner Development Group has celebrated with much fanfare its first dispatch this week of value-added and pre-cooked chicken products to McDonald’s. 

Beef imports rise as China’s growth cools

China’s official beef imports surged by more than 50% last year as a government crackdown on grey market meat bolstered formal trade figures, according to a new report.

Nescafé Coffee Center opens in China

Nestlé has opened its Nescafé Coffee Center in Yunnan, China, which will focus on research and development as well as providing training opportunities. 

Kyrgyzstan eyes China as an export market

Chinese meat processors are being courted for investment by a leading destination for the country’s meat exports. 

China sees baby food sales double in five years

Baby food sales in China almost doubled between 2010-15, with the country now estimated to consume around US$19bn worth of infant formula.

Yum! Brands to open first Taco Bell in China this year

Yum! Brands, the operator of KFC and Pizza Hut, plans to open its first Taco Bell store in China by the end of this year.

China first soil pollution law due in 2017

Having declared war on pollution in 2014, Beijing is hoping to pass China’s first law to govern soil contamination next year to curtail damage caused by decades of industrial growth...

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