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Dutch feed player expands production capacity in Vietnam

De Heus, in its strategy to be a leading player in the Vietnamese feed sector, continues to enhance its production capacity in that Asian country, with construction of its seventh feed...

China

GNT signs China distributor for anticipated Asian growth in colour

Food colouring major GNT has appointed AAFUD Group as its distributor for the Chinese market as as it looks to ramp up its presence in Asia-Pacific.

Editor's blog

Food Vision Big Debates: Ethical eruptions, technological disruptions, challenged assumptions

Big Food needs to care more; start-ups can’t feed a planet housing 9bn people in 2050; and genuine disruptive technologies are spawning and spinning faster than flapping butterfly wings…So, er,...

Japan poultry giant mulls technology transfer to boost Indian exports

Tokyo-based Mayekawa Manufacturing Co is in talks with officials of India’s Andhra Pradesh state government to bring Japanese technology to the state’s large poultry industry. N. Chandrababu Naidu, the chief...

Use price policies to promote healthier diets, says WHO

Price policies could encourage healthier diets, according to a new publication by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe.

Korea signs MOU with UAE for Halal, plans to double exports to $1.2bn

Korea has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UAE to develop its Halal food industry, with the aim of almost doubling its current US$680m Halal food exports to US$1.23bn...

Kloeckner Pentaplast, Starlinger and P&G join PET association

Petcore Europe challenges Indian Government on proposed ban of PET packaging

Klöckner Pentaplast, Starlinger and Procter & Gamble have joined Brussels-based association Petcore Europe, representing the PET industry in Europe.

News in brief

Dupont opens application centre in Delhi

DuPont’s has opened a multi-million dollar food application centre in a Delhi satellite city to go alongside an existing blending facility in neighbouring Haryana.

New Zealand

Fonterra moving Asia focus to organic dairy

Good news continues to churn out of New Zealand dairy major Fonterra. This time, the world’s biggest dairy co-operative revealed it plans to expand its organic products as a sustainable...

Agriculture

FAO: Asian farmers bear the brunt from the world’s natural disasters

Natural disasters caused US$28bn in damage to agriculture in Asia in 2014, making it the the world’s worst hit region last year with farmers bearing the brunt.

Fonterra acquires 18.8% stake in Chinese infant formula partner Beingmate

Fonterra has acquired an 18.8% stake in its Chinese infant formula partner Beingmate for around US$550m.

Lights, camera, action! a2 Milk outlines its US game plan at Expo West

Digestive issues after drinking milk are often attributed to milk protein allergy (which can be severe) or intolerance to lactose (milk sugars). But what if both of these have been...

News in brief

Ishida to hold world exclusive preview of leak testing system

Ishida Europe will hold a world exclusive preview of its leak testing system for trays at a series of demonstrations at its UK HQ from April 14-30.

Mars plans $160m plant in ‘high priority’ Indian market

Mars will construct its first confectionery factory in India, producing Snickers and Galaxy.

India

Ficci: India could grow its Asean trade by US$26bn this year

India’s exports to Asean grew from US$44bn in 2010 to US$74bn last year, according to a government official as he outlined the region’s growing importance.

Fastest flow wrap machine in the East? LoeschPack touts hot seal speed merchant for Asia

LoeschPack has introduced a horizontal flow wrap machine with hot seal capabilities that it claims will help confectioners protect product integrity in hot climates and pack at greater speeds than...

Australia

State awards grant for Australian seaweed harvesting facility

The South Australian government has awarded a A$360,000 grant to the Gather Great Ocean Group to help establish a South Australian seaweed harvesting site at Beachport and a processing plant...

Singapore

Fuji to develop oils for Asia in new Singapore research hub

Edible oil manufacturer Fuji will use its first research centre outside of Japan to focus on products formulated for the Asian market, the company said at its ceremony in Singapore. ...

Taiwan

Cypress ties up with Connell Brothers for Taiwan distribution

Connell Brothers, Asia-Pacific’s biggest ingredients distributor, has announced that it will exclusively represent Taiwanese nutrition company Cypress Systems in its home market.

China

AB-Biotics to launch gastropaedriatric probiotic with Derbycare

AB-Biotics, the Spanish biotech company, and leading Chinese women and infant nutrition player Derbycare will launch a gastropaediatric health product in China this year.

Australia

With record results at home, Blackmores to bolster key Asian markets

Blackmores, Australia's leading natural health brand, announced record profits for the half-year while putting in place new provisions to ramp up the retailer's presence in Asia.

MULTINATIONAL CLAIMS WORLD'S FIRST 'EDIBLE WEARABLE'

Dole develops ‘wearable banana’ snack gadget for Tokyo Marathon

Dole Japan has developed a 'wearable banana' for the Tokyo Marathon that tells runners their time, tweets, heart rate, and doubles as a nutritious in-race snack.

Japanese C-store sales boom fires Monster Energy's international turnaround

Monster Beverage Corporation CEO Rodney Sacks hopes the company's recent deal with Coke will fire further international growth in markets including Japan, after its international arm returned to year-on-year earnings...

Australia

Industry applauds new food code, but does it go far enough?

Australia’s food and grocery champion has applauded the release last week of a new government code of conduct that will govern it.

Southeast Asia

Positive sentiment hints Asean economic bloc is starting to take shape

What would Asean look like if it were re-imagined as a single bloc, and what characteristics would it have if all 10 countries were aggregated into an economic unit?