China to review food recall measures, says report
China's ministry of health is set to review its current food recall
practices in a bid to adopt more stringent food safety practices
amidst the dynamic growth of processing in the country, say news
China to be leading consumer economy, says survey
A new survey of Asian business leaders has tipped China to rival
America as the world's largest consumer economy, as it continues to
witness dynamic growth in its food and industrial markets.
US-South Korea find last minute trade talks solution
South Korea and the US have finally come to an agreement over free
trade talks just hours before a deadline to fast track the measures
was set to expire.
Australian organic standards group yet to be finalised
An Australian standards body working to establish a committee to
rule on organic certification for domestic and imported food
products has denied media reports suggesting that it has finalised
representatives for the group.
China to undergo emulsifier boon, says report
Chinese demand for food emulsifiers is expected to witness strong
growth over the next few years as food processors increase their
usage to meet growing demand in the country for low-fat foods,
according to new research.
Thailand and Vietnam join forces in bird flu battle
Thai and Vietnamese officials yesterday announced new cooperative
measures designed to better contain and control the spread of
deadly avian influenza in their poultry stocks.
Minister sees hope in US-Korean trade dispute
South Korea's assistant agriculture trade minister is confident
that a proposed free trade agreement between the country and the US
will go ahead, despite further disagreements over agricultural
issues relating to the deal.
Tax amendments could hurt Chinese food industry, says expert
A possible move by the Chinese government to repeal tax incentives
for foreign investors could prove a massive setback to the
country's food industry, warns an expert on Asian affairs.
New Zealand proposes interim regulation on food-type supplements
New Zealand is proposing to update its dietary supplement
regulations to take into account new food-like delivery formats
that have emerged in the 20 years since they were drawn up.
Report slams Filipino infant milk campaigns
A UN expert has slammed a Filipino advertising campaign for breast
milk substitutes as "misleading, deceptive, and malicious in
Numico ups Indonesian functional foods investment
Dutch infant nutrition group Numico is to increase its stake in
Indonesian company Sari Husada to capitalise on major growth in the
country for nutrition and health products.
Asia Pacific leads growth in record year for Nestlé
Nestlé's Asia pacific operations led record growth in its full year
2006 results published today, as the company continues to increase
its focus on the global health and well being food sector.
Flat Korean market could prompt Coca-Cola sale
Coca-Cola's Australasian bottler may offload its operations in
Korea, as it reviews its operations in the country amidst declining
sales of its brands, due to consumer health concerns.
Nestlé to drive coffee sustainability in Vietnam
Nestle is to invest in sustainable coffee production within Vietnam
in order to protect the quality and competitiveness of its brands
in the growing markets of Asia.
Strong results support Asia Pacific Breweries expansion
Asia Pacific Breweries posted a 7.3 per cent rise in organic growth
through its first quarter results, as it increases its presence in
the region to meet growing demand for its products.