Yili forges ahead as Bright loses share in China's dairy sector
Chinese dairy Yili, one of the country's top two, has increased
sales and profits in the first six months of the year despite
rising raw material costs, reinforcing its market share in the
fast-growing dairy sector.
Australia, NZ bakers face further fortification
Bakeries in Australia and New Zealand may be required to use only
iodised salt in the future, if a proposal from the countries' food
regulator is approved.
Obesity rising at alarming rate in China
China has huge potential as a market for healthy foods if the
government increases its attention to the mounting obesity problem,
says an expert.
South Korean firm creates novel soy soup snack
Hanmi Whole Soymilk Co has launched a new soy-based soup on the
South Korean market, using novel packaging to differentiate the
product in the increasingly competitive soyfoods market.
Korea's wine imports surge in first half
Wine consumption in South Korea is set to reach record levels this
year, as consumers learn of the grape beverage's health benefits,
suggests a new report.
Typhoon damages China's sugar crop
Up to 10 per cent of sugar cane in China's key sugar growing region
may have been damaged by the typhoon that hit southern provinces
New Zealand launches branded beef in Korea
New Zealand's meat promotion board launched an appellation for beef
sold in the important Korean market this week, in a bid to
differentiate its meat from its sizeable competitors, Australia and
China sets grain production target
China will have to produce 500 million metric tons of grain by 2010
to meet domestic demand, even as the amount of farmland continues
to shrink, said the Ministry of Agriculture last week.
Meat processors push for better traceability in China
Systems that trace meat from the farm to dinner tables are seeing
strong interest in China as the meat processing sector grows and
consumers become more concerned by food safety.
Fresh bird flu outbreak in Thailand blow to poultry sector
Thailand's poultry industry suffered a further blow yesterday as
agriculture officials confirmed a fresh outbreak of the H5N1 bird
flu virus in the northern province of Phichit.
Asian visitors find British food safe and of good quality
A vast majority of Asian visitors to the UK believe that the food
is safe and is great to eat, according to a survey by the country's
New products for China's little emperors
Chinese confectionery firms are spotting the opportunities involved
in targeting the country's only-children, who are commanding an
increasing share of their parent's rising incomes.
Philippine sugar producers call for boycott on Kraft products
Sugar growers in the Philippines are calling on the public to
boycott Kraft's Tang and Kool-Aid brands because the US firm
refuses to pay a sugar import tariff on the powdered beverages.
Goodman Fielder adds gourmet breads to portfolio
Leading Australian food firm Goodman Fielder has bought up three
gourmet bread brands, in its first acquisition since its public
listing in December.
Australian baker disputes folic acid proposal
Australian baker George Weston Foods says government plans to
require all bread to be fortified with folic acid are based on
inadequate science and should not be brought into law.