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Glut of unsold Chinese sucralose impacts outlook at Tate & Lyle: 2015 sucralose prices 15% lower

Tate & Lyle says it predicts a substantial deterioration in sucralose pricing owing to a glut of unsold Chinese sucralose which has forced it to reduce pricing in recently renewed...

Danone to double stake in Chinese dairy Mengniu

Danone is set to increase its interest in Chinese dairy manufacturer Mengniu to almost 10% in its latest bid to capitalize on the "high growth potential" of the country's chilled...

Rabobank: China to enter second agri boom on back of new gov policies

While agriculture in China has grown quickly over the last 35 years, a new report suggests the flurry of government policies since new government leadership assumed office in 2012 will...

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American Institute of Baking buys Chinese certification body

The American Institute of Baking has entered into an agreement to acquire Beijing Sino-Swiss ADC, an officially approved certification body in Beijing, China. 

Container of Chinese animal-sourced glucosamine passes UK port inspection

A 21-tonne container of Chinese shellfish-sourced raw glucosamine powder has passed border inspection at a UK port, the first to do so since a January quality control crackdown on animal-sourced...

Asia to consume over two-thirds of the world's fish by 2030

By 2030, Asian countries will account for 70% of global fish consumption, according to a new forecast by the World Bank, which also predicts that fish farms will provide nearly...

‘We’ll be the No.1 can player in China!’ Crown Holdings

Crown Holdings expects to become the leading beverage can producer in China this year and is bullish on the nation’s growth prospects despite low prices for its products.

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New Chinese stevia source enters North American market

A new player has entered the North American stevia picture with the announcement that Chenguang Biotech has named ingredient supplier GWI as its exclusive distributor in the North American market.

Rabobank sees ‘huge upside’ in China milk tea opportunity

Global tea companies will have to hit the M&A trail to unlock opportunities in important tea markets including China, Russia and India, according to Rabobank.

China now the world’s biggest red wine consumer

With consumption almost tripling over the last six years, China has leapfrogged France and Italy to become the world’s biggest red wine market, with surging demand for the variety in...

Hong Kong bans chicken imports from China after new bird flu discovery

Hong Kong’s food safety and health authorities have shifted gears and initiated counter measures after the discovery of the H7N9 bird flu virus in a batch of live poultry from...

China gets more feet on the street in the search for food safety

Local food safety watchdogs are being armed and empowered by their provincial governments at a rapid pace, in line with the central government’s diktat on preventing food safety issues. ...

Global probiotic market to add 50% to €33bn by 2018: Analyst

The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.

China gorges on Indian buffalo via Vietnam

India’s buffalo meat (carabeef) exports to Southeast Asia are growing fast, thanks to rising demand in China, even though the world’s second-biggest economy has not officially opened its doors to...

Chinese quality concerns drive new UK glucosamine import rules

Bulk imports of animal-sourced glucosamine, chondroitin and chitosan into the UK will face new restrictions from February 1 this year.

Fonterra raises 'dim sum' funds for China expansion

New Zealand dairy major Fonterra has raised RMB1.25bn (US$210m) through a five-year offshore “dim sum” bond issue to to repay debt and expand its operations in China. 

FAO calls for vigilance with avian influenza on the rise in China

Human infections with the influenza A(H7N9) virus are on the rise again in China and the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities provide opportunity for further spread and human exposure, the...

Nu Skin hits back at ‘hatchet job’ by Chinese government mouthpiece

American direct selling company Nu Skin has hit back at an article in an official Chinese newspaper that slammed the firm's marketing techniques as tantamount to "brainwashing".

Researchers unveil 'comprehensive' test to detect genetic modification in foods

A new comprehensive test that combines two well-known genetic analysis methods into a single test could help enforce stricter regulation of genetically modified foods in the future, say researchers.

Chinese fishing company inks deal to enter growing consumer market

Pingtan Marine has announced a deal with one of China’s largest government-backed food enterprises to expand its reach in the country’s growing fish products market.

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Nestlé Waters excited by Perrier's ‘hyper-premium’ appeal to Chinese sophisticates

Nestlé Waters tells BeverageDaily.com it is excited by Perrier’s growth prospects in China where the carbonated mineral water commands an ultra-premium price.

China’s krill market opening up to newcomers

Canadian biotechnology company Neptune has followed its krill supply rivals Aker Biomarine in receiving New Food Raw Material certification in China, which allows the companies to sell their krill oil...

China-based expert to support pork exports

Environment secretary Owen Paterson is expected to announce the appointment of a full-time agricultural expert in Beijing early in the New Year to assist with growing UK food exports to...

Walmart pulls fox meat masquerading as donkey snacks

Walmart’s China operation has responded to reports that some of its donkey meat contained the DNA of other animals, including fox.

Tea-loving China quickly moving towards instant coffee gratification

With coffee consumption of little more than two cups per year per person, according to latest figures, China presents a clear opportunity for manufacturers of the beverage as European and...

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