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Flooding devastates China’s rural pork industry

Chinese pork producers are struggling after the city of Wuhan was left paralysed by the worst flooding since the 1998 weather crisis that resulted in more than 3,000 dead. 

China releases production plans for new nutrition darling: the potato

Just months after listing the potato as China’s fourth crop staple, Beijing planners have announced a raft of production goals in a bid to promote sustainability and improve land use...

China invests in luxury pork

There's an emerging trend in China that has seen high-end pork producers target a niche, high-margin market as consumers seek out premium produce.

Pokémon Go gets users out of the house and into frozen yogurt stores

The recent craze of the Pokémon GO app has users not only getting outside their homes but also into local businesses where they might discover their next Pokémon catch. ...

Chinese chocolate market hit by price hikes and health concerns

Health concerns and price hikes are taking their toll on the Chinese chocolate market – with value and volumes sales in decline according to analysts.

Samsung Welstory forms joint-venture for China food-service expansion

Samsung’s food service affiliate has established a joint-venture in China to tap into the country’s food distribution market.

Chinese pork consumers set to suffer

The global upswing in pork prices is bad news for Chinese consumers who will have to pay record prices for pig meat this year, claims Rabobank.

China direct

Haves and have-nots: China’s new two-speed shopping economy

With value growth in its FMCG market reaching a five-year low, China is marching towards a “two-speed” consumer economy, though the situation is not yet one of general malaise.

Hologram trade body claims 86% of US counterfeit goods now come from China

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) is calling for an urgent review after a US Chamber of Commerce report claims four fifths (86%) of all counterfeit goods now come from China.

Feature: The fight against global malnutrition

Can rice become a large-scale micronutrient fortification staple?

For many years, countries across the developing world have fortified staples such as maize flour, wheat flour and oil with micronutrients that are deficient in the diet. In Nigeria, for...

China's pork industry grapples with pollution crisis

Genetics and nutrition companies look set to benefit from a Chinese crackdown on pollution from the livestock sector, after critics claim slurry is contaminating water supplies.

Hong Kong agrees wider quota for British beef

The UK and Hong Kong have agreed a deal to expand the Asian nation’s intake of British beef, meaning a rise in premium beef imports is on the cards.

E-commerce candy: Mars partners with Alibaba; Mondelēz refreshes Facebook partnership

Mars has announced a strategic collaboration with China’s Alibaba just a few days after Mondelēz refreshed its partnership with Facebook as both companies tap the global e-commerce boom.

Rising global demand sees DSM shift vitamin B6 production to China

Global ingredients supplier DSM has started production of vitamin B6 at its new state-of-the-art facility in Xinghuo, China.

China’s pork imports will hit record highs

Imports of pig meat to China will boom by a third as the government shuts down unsuitable farms and the sow herd shrinks to an historic low, analysts have claimed.

Growing Asia-Pacific demand drives cautious global dairy growth

With three of the world’s leading dairy brands, Asia-Pacific will drive modest growth in the global market, alongside increased demand from the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

DSM says health appeal of lactose-free is opportunity in emerging markets

DSM’s latest Global Insight Series report says the main reason consumers purchase lactose-free dairy products in emerging markets such as Colombia and China is the health appeal of the products,...


Regulatory malaise: Why sports nutrition is not racing away

A lack of sales channels, byzantine regulations and vested interests continue to hamper the development of China’s sports nutrition market, though the winds of change might be blowing over Beijing....

Mongolia reports highest-ever livestock count

Livestock numbers in Mongolia reached a record level this year despite harsh climate conditions wiping out more than one million farm animals.

News in brief

Omega Health takes Australian-sourced omega-3s to China

A specialist Australian algae and fish oil supplier will tackle China’s high-end dietary supplements market by exporting home-sourced omega-3 products.

Academics announce Sino-British probiotics research centre

Chinese academics have collaborated with British counterparts to launch a UK-China Joint-Centre for Probiotic Research.

China direct

Biosearch Life probiotic approved in China for infant formula use

Spanish probiotics, omega-3 and extracts supplier Biosearch Life has been given approval for the sale of its Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 LC40 probiotic strain by China’s Family Planning and National Health...

GFSI and UNIDO to help improve food safety in China, South East Asia and Africa

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) around food safety.

Demand for lamb rises in China

Chinese lamb imports increased by nearly a fifth last month as the soaring price of pork made sheep meat more competitive.

Soy firm shut due to alleged food safety violations

A soy distribution company has been ordered to cease manufacturing and distribution until it comes into compliance with food safety laws.

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