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Can India grow dairy powder exports to China in wake of NZ crisis?

According to the chief of India’s biggest dairy exporter, India’s milk product exports could jump my more than one-half this year in light of China’s fractured relationship with New Zealand...

More political stability needed to enhance Pakistan’s export potential

A Western certification company is preparing to move into Pakistan, where it says the adoption of BRC standards is of huge benefit in a country looking to find its feet...

Online food retail growing on the back of food scares

China is witnessing a change of consumer behaviour towards online food sales as a result of a spate of safety scares across the country. 

Better shrimp syndrome knowledge means tier-II producers can flourish

An outbreak of early mortality syndrome (EMS) might have stalled a decade-long boom in the shrimp industry, but a new better understanding of the pathogen might mean significant growth once...

Fonterra NZ Milk Products MD resigns in midst of botulism scare

Fonterra NZ Milk Products boss, Gary Romano, has resigned “with immediate effect” less than two weeks after news broke that 38 tonnes of whey protein concentrate (WPC) manufactured by the company could...

Whey concentrate prices double in two years

Chinese demand drives whey above €7/kg – but is it over priced?

Soaring whey prices are changing the face of the protein concentrate market, but hefty Asian-driven premiums won’t signal a flood to plant proteins, says an analyst.

Rising fish prices hurting India’s marine industry, says industry body

Wholesale fish prices in India have risen by a huge 131% over the last five years on the back of rapidly growing demand. And, according to the Associated Chambers of...

Cargill registers concern with palm oil supplier about child labour allegations

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has accused Cargill of using child labour in its palm oil supply chain – and Cargill says it has registered its concern with supplier KLK.

Breakthrough means tastier, healthier and more sustainable prawns

Australian researchers have pioneered a means to grow large quantities of tiny marine microbes that will help preserve wild fish stocks and make prawn farming more profitable and environmentally sustainable.

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Why there is great urgency for sustainability in palm oil

Increasing global consumption of palm oil poses serious sustainability challenges and raises questions about leading consumer nations’ responsibility in managing the footprint of its global supply chain. 

News in brief

Candia moving into China with new milk retail format

A French market leader for over 40 years, Candia has now moved into China to establish its own distribution network, which includes the opening of its first store, in Zhejiang...

Long road to implementation seen for FDA's new FSMA rules on food imports, audits

New rules released under the Food Safety Modernization Act will push more responsibility onto food importers and third party inspectors in an effort to prevent food borne illnesses at their...

Pawar: Future of sustainable dairy in the hands of the private sector

Private dairy companies must develop a fair and consistent strategy for procuring milk from farmers, Sharad Pawar, India’s powerful minister for agriculture and food processing, has warned.

Japan remains undecided on lifting US wheat ban after GMO scare

There are no clear plans yet to lift Japan's ban on US western white wheat, a Japanese government official says following a meeting between its ministry and the USDA last...

Strong China sales push Usana to record results

Usana Health Sciences has achieved another quarter of record financial results based largely on strong sales within China. In an earnings call with analysts discussing the company’s second quarter 2013 financial...

Drought-hit Fonterra cuts 2013 profits forecast

Fonterra has lowered its profits forecast for fiscal year (FY) 2013 by almost NZ$80m (US$64m, €49m) to account for the impact of this year’s drought.

Formula register will help NZ crack down on false China-bound claims

New Zealand’s legitimate infant formula exporters are gearing up for the introduction of a brand register that the country’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is expected to introduce next month...

Biostime amends Chinese infant formula distribution contracts amidst anti-trust probe

Chinese infant formula manufacturer Biostime has made amendments to the contracts it holds with distributors to delete terms that guarantee fixed prices and price floors that may violate Chinese anti-trust...

Tate & Lyle to boost Asian food systems through Chinese joint-venture

Through the complex acquisition of a majority stake through China’s Jiangsu Howbetter Food Co., Tate & Lyle can now boast a platform to boost its food systems business in the...

Sea harvest

Consumers only accept sustainable krill, says newly certified Aker Aus

Aker BioMarine’s Australian operation can now carry the Marine Stewardship Council eco-label, something its head says is essential to compete in the eco-fixated market Down Under.

FrieslandCampina acquires ‘supporting’ stake in Synlait Milk

FrieslandCampina has acquired a 7.5% stake in New Zealand-based infant formula manufacturer Synlait Milk through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares by the company.

Beijing plant is DuPont’s first step in ready-to-market probiotics

In 2011, DuPont bought a food processing plant to the north of Beijing and straight away began to convert it into a blending and packaging site for its dietary supplements.

End looming for Hong Kong formula restrictions

Hong Kong is on course to lift its long-running restrictions on the export of infant formula, a senior politician has revealed.

Tate & Lyle Sugars slams Guardian over Cambodian sugar sourcing allegations

ASR Group-owned Tate & Lyle Sugars is considering legal action against The Guardian newspaper over a story published this week accusing the sugar giant of working with a Cambodian supplier that employed...

RSPO commends members on quick action to quench fires

Five RSPO-certified palm oil producers accused of contributing to Indonesian forest fires have submitted digital images of their plantations in an effort to clear their names – and the RSPO...