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China to inspect vegetable oil units in India

China to inspect Indian oil units after oil meal ban

By Ankush Chibber

China is readying to send a team to inspect Indian vegetable oil units days after it ordered a ban on the import of rapeseed meal, soybean meal, and oil meal from its South Asian neighbor, industry sources said.

India closer to deregulating its sugar industry

PM pushes India toward sugar deregulation move

By Ankush Chibber

India has taken a step closer to deregulating its sugar industry with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh constituting a special panel to discuss and examine issues around removing government controls from the sector.

Ducks in Australia found with bird flu but chicken deemed safe

25,000 Australian ducks gassed amid bird flu fears

By Ankush Chibber

Australia has activated a national disease emergency plan after an outbreak of deadly bird flu was confirmed following the discovery of infected birds at two free-range duck farms near Melbourne in south eastern Australia.

New Zealand's natural products sector pegged at over NZ$1bn

NZ natural products market bursts through billion dollar mark

By Kacey Culliney

New Zealand’s natural products industry has exceeded revenues of NZ$1billion (US$823.2m) which highlights the significance of this sector and its growth potential, especially in exports, according to an industry expert.

Indians altering dietary habits, says Nielsen

Indians altering dietary habits, says Nielsen

By Ankush Chibber

A new survey by global research firm Nielsen reveals India’s urban citizens are altering their dietary habits as lifestyle changes send obesity rates rocketing.

South Korea to clamp down on long working hours in food sector

South Korea stamps down on excessive work in its food sector

By Kacey Culliney

South Korea's Ministry of Employment and Labour is taking fire at food companies whose employees are working excessive weekly hours as well as weekends in a bid to improve lifestyles, ensure maximum productivity and create more jobs.

A tag that needs review

Made in Australia? Feed it to the sharks…

By Kacey Culliney

‘Made in Australia’ is not always what it says on the tin and this effectively dilutes claims made by Australian manufacturers who use 100% local ingredients, according to the MD of BuyAustralianMade.

India sets out on grand food safety plan

India sets out on grand food safety plan

By Ankush Chibber

Alarmed at the various adulteration surveys that have revealed potentially dangerous food safety issues, the Indian government has decided to go the whole way in ensuring food safety in the country.

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