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Brexit: what it means for food and drink manufacturers

As food and drink manufacturers study the impact of British voters’ historic decision to quit the EU, we explore how the vote may impact on the sector’s prosperity, based on...

GUEST ARTICLE: Eat your art out… intellectual property protection for food

Properly applied, intellectual property law is flexible enough to protect creative food designs from substantial copying, but with built-in limitations that safeguard against stifling collaboration in the food industry, says Foley...

Perrigo unloads US supplements business to contract manufacturer

Perrigo has unloaded its US supplements business, with International Vitamin Corporation stepping up as buyer. The deal was seen by one observer as another step in the concentration of US-based...

NZ ministry predicts strong dairy growth

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand says that while dairy exports are down 6% in the past year, the future looks good.

News in brief

Fonterra’s NZ$8m upgrade for lactose

An NZ$8m ($5.6m) upgrade is under way at Fonterra’s Edgecumbe site to capture lactose that previously could not be extracted from the site’s waste stream.

India to bolster pork industry

Senior Punjabi government officials have visited UK pork factories to develop production methods, with India braced for a surge in meat demand.

Tip Top dips into China ice cream market

Will Hokey Pokey be a hit in Hangzhou? New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is hoping so, as it tries out its Tip Top ice cream in the Chinese market through...

China tipped for beef boom

A respected brokerage is betting Chinese companies with access to overseas beef supply will make strong profits by importing and selling the red meat this year.

Polish push new apple types to UAE market

Polish apple producers shut out of the Russian market are turning to the UAE, but now face challenges from long-held consumer expectations, according to the head of the Polish Fruit...

UAE firms buy Power Horse stake

Two UAE-based investment firms have bought a significant stake in Austrian energy drink producer Power Horse, and plan to expand the business’s reach beyond its Middle Eastern stronghold. 

Australia

Industry reacts strongly to Labor’s plan to cut natural therapy rebate

Australia’s complementary medicines industry has warned the opposition Labor party that its new policy to cut the rebate for natural therapies was a “false economy” that would only succeed in...

New Asean headquarters ‘critical’ for DuPont’s nutrition business

DuPont is the latest multinational food player to expand its presence in Singapore with the opening of new full-service regional headquarters there, once again demonstrating the city-state’s growing importance in...

‘There’s an opportunity to broaden the appeal of energy drinks’: Thailand’s Carabao on potential of UK market

Asian energy drink Carabao has launched in the UK, and while it admits it’s a competitive market, it still sees significant untapped potential beyond the niche categories of ‘lads, high-octane...

Farmed shrimp can thrive on soy and canola meal blend: Malaysian team

A vegetable-based diet protects shrimp growth and feed utilization, say researchers. 

Bundaberg Brew CEO talks about making it big stateside from Down Under

An iconic beverage in its homeland Australia, Bundaberg Brew became a little hidden gem when it came stateside. With a new deal with Safeway and Albertsons, the company wants to...

Fonterra’s new cheese slice line expansion officially opens

Fonterra has officially opened its new slice-on-slice cheese expansion at Eltham, New Zealand, with the plant now able to produce enough cheese to fill more than 3bn burgers each year.

Artifacts suggest China was brewing beer 1,000 years before Stanford archaelogists once thought

The recent discovery of archaeological artifacts in China suggest that the native Yangshao people may have concocted a beer recipe roughly 5,000 years ago, pushing back the advent of barley...

South Asia radius

HUL spins off foods and refreshments division into separate businesses

India’s biggest consumer goods company has split its foods and refreshments businesses into two separate divisions in a bid to stave off rising competition from domestic rivals.

Philippine halal law to drive meat export growth

Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a consolidated measure on halal exports, which may help boost the country’s meat exporters in the Middle East.

Es Koyama Japan wins packaging hat trick at The Academy of Chocolate 2016 Awards

Chocolatier, Susumu Koyama, owner and chef of Patissier Es Koyama, (formerly Chocomania) Japan, has picked up a hat trick of awards in gold, silver and bronze for its packaging, at...

Australia

Patties receives takeover bid from PE firm

Pattie’s Foods has received a A$230m bid from private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners to take over the Australian packaged food major.

Pakistan launches its biggest halal plant

Pakistan’s largest conglomerate, the Fauji Group, has launched the country’s biggest halal abattoir, meat processing and exporting unit near Port Qasim, Karachi.

Sparkling future for Iranian soft drinks, if economy holds

After several years of hardship the Iranian soft drink sector is heading back towards stronger growth – but remains under threat from economic uncertainty, according to a Euromonitor report.

Myanmar’s fast-food industry attracts US attention as sanctions ease

US fast-food firms could flood into Myanmar after the easing of US-imposed sanctions to improve bilateral trade and allow more financial transactions to take place.

Nuscience in Asian poultry deal as rebound seen in India’s chicken and egg prices

Feed ingredient supplier, Nuscience, is eying up chicken producers in Nepal, Sri Lanka and India through a new distribution tie-up and says growth has returned to India’s poultry sector. ...

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