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Delivering appropriate food from farm to fork, safely and in time, is no mean feat in parts of the world with poor infrastructure and extreme weather conditions. It requires close cooperation between actors at every stage in the chain.

Regulatory reform the hot topic at Australian livestock talk

The impact of regulatory reform on Australian livestock exporters will take centre stage at the industry’s national conference, running from 26-27 October.

Australians not meeting WHO vegetable consumption goals

Most Australians do not meet World Health Organisation standards for vegetable consumption and now research points to a lack of understanding about the nutritional benefits of vegetables, with health benefit...

IBM and Walmart use blockchain technology to track China’s pork

US technology and retail giants IBM and Walmart, alongside Beijing’s Tsinghua University, will put Chinese pork on a blockchain in a move to bolster food safety and traceability. 

China does best at reducing Asian hunger; India and Pakistan languish

China has the lowest level of malnourishment of all Asian developing countries, while only three nations are hungrier than India, according to the latest Global Hunger Index report, which put...

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China and Europe increasingly working together on food safety – EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) are to sign an agreement on food safety next month.

Australian livestock exporters back trade suspension

Australian livestock exporters have voiced support for temporary suspensions on Malaysian importers that failed to meet animal welfare standards during the country’s Korban festival in September.

Kiwi college investigates ‘game-changing’ processing technology

New Zealand researchers are investigating whether an innovation centre based on a novel food processing technology could “transform” the country’s food industry. 


ACCC okays GrainCorp’s Cargill plant takeover

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved GrainCorp’s application to buy Cargill Australia’s 100,000-tonne bulk grain storage and handling facility in Gilgandra, New South Wales.

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FSSAI offers to regulate non-specified food and ingredients

The Indian food regulator has issued a draft regulation for non-specified food and food ingredients. Under its terms, prior approval would be required for the manufacture, sale and import of...

Good palm oil is possible. This is what it looks like, says Palm Done Right CEO

At a time when the conversation around palm oil centres on deforestation, fires and habitat loss – and global demand shows no signs of abating – several companies have come together...

Special Edition: Grain Market Developments

Saudi Arabia: changes underway in control of import, distribution of feed barley

Changes to management of feed barley imports and distribution in Saudi Arabia should increase transparency, says US Grains Council.

This week Down Under

Choice names Shonky winners: Three F&B brands receive awards

Choice, the Australian consumer advocacy group, has taken its pick for this year’s Shonky awards, with three food and beverage brands and one diet taking their places among the annual...

Oman looks to agriculture and fisheries as a means to import less

Oman’s government might soon turn to agriculture and fisheries as part of its bid to reduce the country’s reliance on food imports.

Aker files patent suit against new Chinese krill oil competitor

Litigation in the krill sphere continues to proliferate, with a new suit from Aker BioMarine against Chinese firm Luhua BioMarine. 


Market update: Fishmeal prices fall as season end nears

Chinese fishmeal prices have fallen by 9% in the last month due to a decline in domestic demand as the summer season for aquaculture approaches an end. 

De Heus opens feed facility in Myanmar

Dutch feed giant, De Heus, has invested €10m in a new feed plant in Myanmar, in a move it says will bolster its position in Asia.


More countries look for ways to secure lucrative halal certification

The Philippines is making its bid to join the world’s US$2.6tr halal export market by aligning its halal accreditation systems and institutions.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand shuts several foreign offices

Red meat levy board Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) will shut its overseas bureaus in the UK, South Korea and Japan as part of a “fundamental shift” in strategy.

Bangladesh poultry sector hit by climate change

Bangladesh’s poultry executives claim climate change poses a major management and operational problem as blazing temperatures cause heat stress and incite livestock disease, increasing mortality rates.

Thai chicken farmers stamp out slavery and abuse

Over 400 poultry farmers supplying Thai chicken exporter CP Foods have pledged to stamp out abuse and exploitation of workers through the implementation of an anti-forced labour programme.

What does Greenpeace's palm oil report mean for IOI & RSPO?

Greenpeace's damning report on Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI, just one month after its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was renewed, could be damaging for the...

This week Down Under

Courts gag campaigner after ‘toxic’ Capilano honey remarks

A victorian beekeeper who accused a leading Queensland honey manufacturer of selling “toxic” foreign products has been gagged by the courts ahead of legal action.

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Market update: Indian herbs and spices

Delayed monsoon rains in the main growing regions of India, allied with steady demand from China, have supported chilli prices recently. 


Coca-Cola to train 350k grocery students with emphasis on food safety

Coca-Cola University aims to train 350,000 students how to run groceries and convenience stores by the end of next year.

Greenpeace activists block IOI palm oil at Rotterdam port

Greenpeace activists are blocking palm oil imports from Malaysian trader IOI at Rotterdam harbour in protest at the firm's involvement in forest destruction, peatland fires and use of child labour....

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