All news articles for January 2017

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UMFHA tells fake manuka honey to buzz off

By Emma Jane Cash

The Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA) has developed a system that uses compounds to validate manuka honey as genuine, after a rise in fake manuka honey was sold in UK markets.

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Shanghai doubles down on food safety policing

By RJ Whitehead

Already the authors of China’s toughest local food-safety regulations, Shanghai’s city authorities are planning to introduce stricter measures that could include banning some offenders from the food industry for life.

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Video: ‘We’re investing where the market grows…and that’s Asia’

By Gary Scattergood

Distributor Jebsen & Jessen has been splashing the cash in Asia, having recently opened in its first ingredients site in the region – a $17m joint venture malt processing factory in Thailand alongside supplier Muntons – as well as spending a further...

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Vietnamese businesses offered new link to US

By RJ Whitehead

The American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam has joined Washington-based Global Food Safety Forum and a business association in a move that could allow more local products into the American market.

The fact that Tajikistan is 93% mountainous makes agriculture in the country challenging. The ADB is providing a grant to the country to look at boosting dairy production. Pic: ©iStock/aggey

ADB grant to help fund study on boosting dairy production in Tajikistan

By Jim Cornall

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $500,000 technical assistance grant to prepare a feasibility study for a proposed project to improve food security in Tajikistan by boosting dairy production while making the industry more resilient to climate...

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