Lonza fibre ingredient OK'd in Australia
Swiss supplier Lonza has won approval to use its prebiotic Larch arabinogalactan ingredient in food supplements in Australia.
Betapol approved for use in infant formula in China
Lipid Nutrition is set to launch Betapol in China, having received
approval for the additive for infant formula from the Chinese
Ministry of Health.
Glanbia bolsters Chinese presence with new facility
After 20 years of doing business in China and the Asia Pacific,
Irish-based dairy and ingredients group Glanbia has established its
first plant in the Chinese city of Suzhou, near Shanghai.
NutraCea takes rice bran oil production to China
NutraCea has announced plans to construct the largest rice bran oil
refinery in the world, a move that comes just months after the firm
entered the edible oil market.
Equipment washing service capacity doubled, says UK firm
Increased equipment capacity enables faster crate washing and drying service for returnable transit packaging (RTP) users, claims PHS Teacrate.
Natreon takes functional extracts to Asia
Ingredients firm Natreon is set to expand its reach in the Asian
market after teaming up with Maypro, a US-based firm with a strong
presence in the Japanese and Asian markets for functional foods and
Chinese MSG exporters to EU to pay stiff anti-dumping tariffs
The European Commission has imposed anti-dumping tariffs of almost
40 per cent on monosodium glutamate (MSG) imported to the EU from
China, following an investigation into the effects of lower-priced
imports on EU industry.
Sales soar for Chinese potato starch supplier
There is evidence that European potato starch suppliers are losing
out to Chinese competitors, as anti-dumping measures drive rampant
growth for leading Chinese starch maker.
Suppliers react to Chinese earthquake
Western suppliers and manufacturers are contributing to earthquake
recovery in China while trying to cope with the effect the quake
has had on their operations.
Bumper rice harvest for 2008, FAO
World rice production is set to reach record levels in 2008,
according to the UN Food & Agriculture organization (FAO) which
has quelled fears that sharp price hikes will continue
Purac opens lactic acid plant in Thailand
Purac has officially opened its new lactic acid factory in
Thailand, where it hopes to build on lactic acid growth in Asia as
well as cutting production costs.
Asian countries clamp down on rice trade
The rapidly rising price of rice continues to cause concern at
government, industry and consumer level this week, as the
Philippines has sought to buy in supplies, Indonesia has
implemented a ban on overseas sales, and US rice futures...
Indian herbal provides food hydrogel advance
The production of stable, cross-linked hydrogels could be possible
by using the well-known Indian herbal genipin, suggest Indian
Danisco consolidates Shanghai operations
Danish ingredients group Danisco today inaugurated a new
application and research facility in China, which the firm hopes
will help it further expand operations in an "important growth
Fytexia pushes into Chinese market
French supplier Fytexia has launched three specialty ingredients on
the Chinese market in a bid to tap into the growing numbers
consuming food supplements in the world's fastest growing economy.