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China second largest export market for Irish dairy: Bord Bia

Infant formula-hungry China is now the second largest export market for Irish dairy, according to Bord Bia (Irish Food Board).  

China bans all US poultry imports after west coast bird flu outbreak

Chinese authorities have announced a ban on all imports of US poultry and egg products, including processed and unprocessed products and breeding stock, after the detection of avian flu in...

News in brief

Researchers unravel Tibetan barley genome

Scientists in southern China have mapped the Tibetan highland barley, the country’s staple food, for the first time. 

If Bright Food takes over Weetabix...

Bright Food will need to protect Weetabix’s UK brand heritage should speculation of a full buyout come true, says a China-based analyst.

US and Brazilian soy gains ensure security of supply but China still holds sway: analyst

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised its forecast for projected global soybean crop output to 314.4 million tons, up 1.6m on US and Brazilian gains in its World...

Research

Soybean salt tolerance gene identified as crop land gets more saline

With the amount of saline agricultural land expected to double by 2050, a Sino-Australian research effort has identified a specific soybean gene that it believes will vasty improve crop resistance...

Fonterra given Chinese green light for Beingmate infant formula JV

China’s Ministry of Commerce has given Fonterra the green light to establish an Australian infant formula joint venture with Chinese firm Beingmate.

China

China eyes potato cultivation as possible solution to low agri-yield

China’s central government is pushing potatoes to be its fourth-biggest staple crop after rice, wheat and corn following a policy announcement by its vice-minister for agriculture.

Garlic supplements effective for blood pressure management: Meta-analysis

Dietary supplements with garlic (Allium sativum) may beneficially affect blood pressure, especially for hypertensives, says a meta-analysis of 17 randomized controlled trials.

Hong Kong proposes ban on infant formula nutrition claims

Hong Kong has proposed banning nutrition claims on infant formula products over concerns they mislead consumers and discourage breastfeeding.

China

Chalk to cheese: China’s massive import growth shows changing tastes

Traditionally a dairy wasteland, China is fast developing a love for cheese, with the fist 10 months of last year showing astonishing growth in imports, interest and consumption.

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic...

News in brief

USP talks food fraud with Chinese Ministry of Agriculture

US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) laboratories has held a workshop with scientists from the China’s Ministry of Agriculture to highlight efforts on risk assessment and food quality.

China

Food poisoning deaths drop as authorities relax whistle-blower regs

Less people are dying of food poisoning, though more are getting sick, according to official  health figures released for the third-quarter this year.  

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

Infant food manufacturers will be celebrating in China as the impact of this year's loosening of the one-child ban is felt; meanwhile, traffic-calming measures in Manila continue to prevent goods...

China’s meat producers seek more export opportunities in Russia

Five more Chinese companies have filed requests with China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) to export meat products to Russia, as China’s meat sector sees growing...

Neogen inks deal for foothold in Asia

Neogen Corporation has acquired the food safety and veterinary genomic assets of its Chinese distributor, Beijing Anapure BioScientific Co.

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Bakery for diabetics: How to storm into China

Developing baked goods for diabetics has heaps of potential in China given the rates of diabetes and mounting concern in the country, says Datamonitor Consumer.

Australia-China

First winery begins shipments under Aus-China organic joint-agreement

A South Australian winery has estimated that having full organic certification alone could help grow its exports to China by one-quarter.

Scientists identify novel ‘nanoplatform’ for calcium delivery for bone health

Encapsulating calcium in an edible protein cage can boost absorption of the mineral and offer an alternative delivery method for use in fortified foods and supplements, says new research.

China

27 arrested for smuggling beef that had been banned amid BSE scare

After an 11-month manhunt, Chinese police have arrested 27 people suspected of being part of a smuggling ring that would bring beef into China at a time when BSE fears...

Heinz opens infant cereal plant in China

Heinz has opened a major production plant in southern China for its infant cereal and snacks business, keeping a paramount focus on safety and quality.

China

US health foods body adds weight to China regulatory reform debate

The US Natural Products Association has joined industry body the US-China Health Products Association in calling Chinese food regulators to change their definition of dietary health supplements to give importers...

RPC Group to expand in China & India following €386m Promens acquisition

RPC Group will acquire Promens Group (Promens) for €386m (£307m), with the deal expected to close at the end of March 2015.

News in brief

Wipak Group expands in China

The Wipak Group has expanded in China, opening a factory in Changshu near Shanghai.

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