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Chinese beef firm seeks RMB180m for overseas expansion, despite turmoil

A leading Chinese beef firm is seeking to raise significant funds to help it expand overseas. 

GPS app boosts Arla sales in China

Arla is using GPS technology to improve sales in China – and the company says it’s already reaping the rewards

China's chocolate brands face image crisis amid international onslaught, says analyst

Chinese consumers are turning their backs on domestic chocolate brands they associate with questionable food safety in favor of a growing number of international brands, says China’s market research company, Daxue...

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China eyes Ireland’s beef exports

China is among a host of countries planning a visit to inspect Ireland’s meat processing plants in 2016, with a view to boosting exports of a range of products, including...

Kura brings New Zealand milk protein powder to families

Kura is continuing the expansion for its protein smoothie powder containing New Zealand grass-fed dairy protein, with Vitamin Shoppe now stocking the product. One serving contains 14g of dairy protein, and is said to...

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KraussMaffei Group to expand in China

ChemChina, one of China’s largest chemicals group, is set to acquire KraussMaffei Group and its brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal, for €925m.

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Parents can pass junk food-related disorders on to kids, study finds

One junk food-eating generation can pass on the metabolic disorders it gains from an unhealthy diet to the next, researchers have found in a study that bucks Darwinian convention.

Yili sells stakes in livestock company to Hong Kong dairy

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd. (Yili) has sold its 40% stake in its livestock company to Yogurt Holding I (HK) Limited

Bird flu virus claims Chinese woman's life

A woman from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has died after she became infected with the deadly H5N6 bird flu strain, Hong Kong’s Health Department has said. ...

China sees increasing reliance on imported feed, expanding trade partners

China’s increasing imports of animal feed ingredients stem from the expansion and commercialization of animal production, but it also may be looking beyond the US for trade. 

China sets out to streamline co-operation between food-safety agencies

China has announced new procedures which its hopes will ease co-operation and reduce confusion between the multitude of agencies in the country responsible for food safety.

Sorghum takes pressure off wheat production in drought-hit Australia

Increased consumption of Australian sorghum in China is behind a boom in the production of the supergrain, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. 

Opportunities in China driving strong outlook for supplements in 2016, analyst says

Market analyst Steve Hanson expects continued growth and investment in the dietary supplement and health food spaces in 2016, with opportunities in China leading the way.

Merger forms China’s biggest fruit company

China’s biggest fruit distributor has merged with one of its major fruit producers to create the country’s largest fruit business. 

China’s FTAs with Korea and Australia come into force

Two landmark free-trade agreements involving China came into effect this weekend. Twenty per cent of trade with Korea will now become tariff free, while almost all Australian goods will enter...

Asia-Pacific fuels a challenging year for dairy

As the global dairy industry grapples with issues of oversupply and the changing face of product mixes, Asia-Pacific countries will hold massive sway over the direction the market takes over...

When should pregnant women take folic acid?

Taking folic acid supplements pre-conception may lower the risk of preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age, but post-conception may be too late to have an effect, according to research in 240,954 pregnant women.

Daioni - 1st British organic dairy brand certified by China Quality Certification Centre

‘Potential demand for organic dairy produce in Greater China is immense’

Daioni, the first British organic dairy brand to be certified by the China Quality Certification Centre, has set up a sales team in Hong Kong and hired a brand manager...

HK scientists devise saliva diabetes test

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a transistor-based biosensor which they say can take the pain out of diabetics’ regular blood tests by measuring glucose levels in saliva. ...

China’s rural kids left behind in nutrition as parents seek fortune

Tens of millions of children from China’s rural provinces are at risk from increased fat and reduced protein in their diets as their parents move to the country’s booming cities,...

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Campaigners alarmed by KFC’s decision to open first store in Tibet

A prominent campaign group has expressed concern over an announcement that KFC will open a store in Tibet more than a decade after the chain was forced to abandon entering...

Australia-China collaboration to focus on grains, health and wine

Australia and China are set to foster closer ties in agricultural research and wine production with the launch of a new collaborative research centre at the University of Adelaide's Waite campus in...

United Biscuits eyes China as a key market for McVities

United Biscuits (UB) has announced that its total UK exports have rocketed 50% over the past three years and it expects this figure to rise a further 50% by 2020,...

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HK online food retailers to get new safety guidelines

Hong Kong’s food authorities have reacted to various food scandals this year by issuing new guidelines for online sales.

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Nissin buys Jinmailang out of Chinese noodle joint-venture

Nissin has ended its joint-ventures with Jinmailang so it can focus on supplying premium products to the Chinese market.

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