Chinese milk safety targeted in multinational team-up
DSM has announced its intentions to work with players from throughout the Chinese dairy industry in attempts to ensure improved safety throughout the country’s milk supply chain.
Japanese experts say food from clones safe
An advisory committee for Japan's food safety regulator has said that food made from cloned animals is safe to eat.
Major international project to boost South Asian cereal production
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has announced a $30m collaborative project which aims to boost South Asian cereal production by five million tonnes a year.
Australian government, industry to set salt targets
Salt reduction targets for food products sold in Australia are expected to be set in October 2009, subject to development and agreement between the government and the food industry.
Melamine takes its toll on ingredient sales in China
The impact of this year’s melamine dairy crisis has rumbled through the food chain and although quality assurance measures can benefit responsible firms, downturn in Chinese dairy has still led to lost of ingredients sales.
Chinese food safety concerns intensify
Chinese consumers are even more concerned about food safety than their UK or US counterparts, according to a new report from The IBM Institute for Business Value.
Coke seeks sterol juice approval Down Under
Coca-Cola South Pacific has applied to the joint regulator in Australia and New Zealand to allow phytosterols to be added to fruit juice drinks in the two countries.
Cargill takes texturizers direct to Australia and New Zealand
Cargill’s texturizing business is opening offices in Australia and New Zealand to serve local markets as well as customers meeting burgeoning demand for dairy products in Asia Pacific.
Japanese question EFSA lycopene levels
The Japanese Tomato Processors Council (JTPC) has challenged the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Average Daily Intake for lycopene.
Growth for Chinese food and drink sectors post scandal
China’s food and beverage industries are poised for big growth in domestic and overseas markets, according to a new report from Research and Markets.
Colours pose no health risk to Australians, says FSANZ
A survey into the levels of colourings in food products in Australia showed usage far below the maximum permitted levels (MPL); FSANZ says this shows there is no public health risk associated with their use.
Symrise expands in Asia with new spray drying plant
Symrise today inaugurated a new pilot plant for flavour encapsulation at its Singapore facility, which the company says is one more step in its expansion in the region.
China gives hard-earned thumbs up to Benecol
Finnish group Raisio has won a hard-to-come-by approval for its Benecol cholesterol lowering plant stanol ester ingredients in China, as it continues its push to develop new markets.
Definitive duties on Chinese MSG will not affect users much
The European Commission has imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on the additive from China, stating that the impact on firms using the additive will not be great.
Chinese citric acid duties will not halt imports
European producers of citric acid and monosodium glutamate have this week received long-term assurance that their prices will be supported against cheaper Chinese imports, but China is expected to remain a significant player in a more level field.