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USDA: China’s soybean imports, feed use expected to increase

Feed and protein meal demands are set to increase China’s soybean imports to a record level, says USDA attaché group.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2016

Gulfood exhibitors will have a close eye on sustainable solutions

Companies must embrace sustainability as a long-term business value, especially in the Middle East, as global trends move towards fast-shifting trading patterns in the F&B industry. 

Edita boss praises officials' ‘personal attention’ after sugar seizure

A face-off between Egyptian authorities and the country’s biggest food company ended last week after Edita Foods Industries’ sugar supply was returned following confiscation by officials.

Nestlé Lanka opens milk chilling center in northern Sri Lanka

Nestlé Lanka has opened a new milk chilling center in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Measures announced to boost India’s sagging cold chain

The government will soon introduce a scheme to develop crop-specific infrastructure that is designed enable farmers to become entrepreneurs and start their own food-processing or cold-chain transportation businesses.

Europe’s meat players join trade mission to Asia

European meat and poultry players have joined EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan on a “diplomatic offensive” trade mission to capitalise on Asia’s economic growth.

Fonterra expanding Waitoa site due to increased demand

Due to demand for whipping cream, Fonterra’s plan to increase production at its Waitoa UHT facility by 2018 has been brought forward to February 2017.

Legal battle over Thai poultry migrant abuse begins

A lawsuit hearing over the alleged forced labour of 14 Myanmar chicken factory workers has started in Thailand’s Saraburi province.

Holista CollTech sets out to develop world’s first low-GI noodles

Malaysian-Australian collagen-based ingredients specialist Holista CollTech will conduct joint research with Wing’s Food Products, a major Canadian noodle manufacturer, to develop the world’s first low-GI noodles.

Special Edition: Grain market movements

CRM strikes cautious note over La Niña, forecasts ample feed wheat from Australia

La Niña will be the key driver of grain markets in the coming months, says a leading agri-commodity analyst. 

Australia

Excellent year for Aldi as Woolworths sheds $1bn in sales

Australian grocery buyers have spent almost A$1bn less at Woolworths over the past year, and took the savings to Coles and Aldi, market research has found.

Bidding war for Australia’s Kidman estate escalates

A consortium featuring four of Australia’s largest cattle families have put forward an AU$386m bid for the Kidman estate.

Cargill move shows Philippines is a key Asian growth market

Work has got underway on a Cargill premix plant in the Philippines.

Sri Lankan firm Apeiron partners with POS to develop plant extract manufacturing site

Canadian company POS Bio-Sciences is partnering with Apeiron Lanka Limited in Sri Lanka to develop a manufacturing facility to extract essential oils. 

Snapshot from Malaysia

‘Hot dog’ name ban shows officials’ desire to take offence

In conversation with an Uber driver in Kuala Lumpur, it will never be long before he mentions hot dogs. They are a subject on everyone’s lips now, after Malaysian religious...

Murray Goulburn says weather creating challenges

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) has provided an update on the impact of very wet climatic conditions on milk intake as well as a revision of its full year...

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...

News in brief

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. 

Australia

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.

South Asia radius

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...

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