Fonterra invests in growing Malaysian market
Fonterra has completed a NZ$12m plant expansion in Malaysia as the dairy market in the country grows in sophistication.
Tate & Lyle backs Asian prebiotic in Europe
A new partnership with chemical group Solvay will enable the distribution of a low dosage prebiotic food ingredient with multiple food and drink applications within Europe, the Middle East and Africa, claims Tate & Lyle.
Beef import rule change threat to Australian meat industry
Australia has announced it is to reopen its borders to beef imports from countries that have previously reported incidents of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Korea deal a massive opportunity for EU food
The signing of a free trade deal between the EU and Korea has been hailed by the food and beverage industry, as it will unlock new market access for the sector.
China to invest US$1bn in Thai food processing plant
A $1bn food processing investment is being planned for Thailand by the Chinese venture management firm China Science and Merchants Investment Management Company.
Scoular goes to China for cheaper, GM-free soy
Scoular has signed a distribution agreement with a Chinese manufacturer to secure a lower cost, non-GM supply of soy protein isolate for nutritional products and meats.
Oz/NZ mandates iodine fortification
All Australian and New Zealand bread products must now be fortified with iodine after a much-debated ruling came into force last Friday.
India urgently needs a national food processing policy which incorporates tax breaks for the sector, the nation’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told a conference of state food processing ministers this week.
Chinese market opens up to acrylamide enzyme
DSM has obtained approval for its Preventase acrylamide mitigating enzyme portfolio in the high potential chinese market.
Danone splits from Wahaha; not talking to Mead
Danone’s troubled relationship with China’s Wahaha looks finally to be at an end; and rumours of a new deal with Mead Johnson over baby food are flatly denied.
French plant boosts customised capacity for microbiological control
French company BioMerieux has boosted the capacity of its customized manufacturing of culture media, used in microbiological control, with the opening of a new facility at its Crapone plant.
NZ’s ‘outdated’ Food Act to be replaced to lift safety standards
The New Zealand government has pledged to update what it describes as its “outdated” 28-year-old Food Act to make it more relevant to businesses and consumers while improving safety standards.
Codex can unite Asian food regulations
The importance of the Codex Alimentaria in developing regulatory harmony in a region like Asia where rules differ so greatly, has been emphasised at a recent event hosted by the Asian arm of Belgian consultancy, EAS.
India set for nutritional supplement boom
India’s nutritional supplement market is set to boom over the next few years, with some analysts predicting it will double in value by 2013.
Australia adopts mandatory folic acid fortification
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced that as of Sunday, Australian bread makers must use folic acid-enriched flour to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) in newborns.