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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. ...

PFP mulls Malaysia for new seafood processing plant

PFP Group, a major Thai frozen-seafood processor, expects to open a halal food factory in Malaysia after it concludes negotiations with an unnamed local partner.

Yogurt market can hit $1bn by 2021 in India: Report

International dairy companies can tap in to a growing demand for yogurt in India, according to a recently-published report by TechSci Research.

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Solar project gives ray of hope to struggling Australian grape growers

A renewable energy project in Australia’s largest grape growing region is giving struggling vignerons a sunny alternative.

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Cash in one’s chips: The humble potato’s new Asian markets

Potatoes: like dairy not the first global staple you think of when it comes to Asia, but that doesn’t mean to say that there isn’t a growing market for spud-based...

DSM to expand hydrocolloids business in China

Ingredients supplier DSM is planning two major plant expansions in China to boost its gellan gum and pectin capacities. 

China to pump $100m into Russian rabbit complex

JSC International Rabbit Company and China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Co are to join forces to build Russia’s largest rabbit meat complex. 

What will global beverage consumption look like in 2021? Region by region data

Unprecedented growth for Asia beverage market

Asia’s beverage market will experience unprecedented growth, taking two-thirds of global incremental consumption by 2021, according to figures from Canadean.

GNT opens colours base for GCC market

Global colours major GNT Group has opened an affiliate office in Dubai to service GCC countries which, the company says, are “becoming aware of the need for real colour solutions”. ...

dispatches from Analytica 2016

Shimadzu unveils mid-range ICP-MS

Shimadzu has launched its ICPMS-2030 to the European market at Analytica 2016.

Gulf food companies see declines in first-quarter figures

Savola Group, Saudi Arabia’s biggest food producer, reported a 80.3% fall in first-quarter net profits, missing analysts’ forecasts and after an exceptional gain made a year ago.

PE fund acquires Middle East operator of Cinnabon and Seattle’s Best

Fajr Capital, a private equity investor in high-growth markets across the Middle East and Asia, has completed its acquisition of Cravia Group, one of the fastest-growing food and beverage platforms...

The continuing rise of China’s vitamin A prices

China’s vitamin A manufacturers got a further boost after Zhejiang NHU, one of the country’s production giants, once again raised its sales price for the vitamin. 

News in brief

Usana’s China operation given permits for direct selling expansion

Global nutrition company Usana Health Sciences has received approval for its China subsidiary to expand its direct selling operation to eight more provinces and municipalities within the country.

South Asia radius

Rumour: Haldiram’s planning PE deal, company valued at $1bn

Snack food manufacturer Haldiram’s is getting closer to agreeing a possible US$200m investment deal after recently holding talks with top-tier private equity funds, according to media reports.

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Have cake, eat cake: Ingredients for Australia’s nutraceutical boom

Have you ever tried to bake a cake? As therapeutic and fulfilling as some people find baking, I never seem to be able to get it perfectly right and results...

Delfi and Orion to corner half the Indonesian chocolate market with new JV

Delfi Limited, formerly Petra Foods, and Orion Confectionery have formed a joint venture in Indonesia that will command 50% of the country’s retail chocolate market, the firms estimate.

Miratorg eyes on-trade expansion with meat supplies to McDonald’s in China

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg is hoping to start supplying meat to McDonald’s outlets in China, according to CEO Viktor Linnik, who added that this could be an important part of...

InVivo NSA copper fastens SE Asia presence through Philippines deal

French animal nutrition group, InVivo NSA, has acquired Philippines based pig, poultry and aqua feed manufacturer, Popular Feedmill Corporation (PFC).

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