Grain output cut as drought bites
Australia's grain crop could fall by four million tonnes, as
further droughts impact the start of the season.
Asia-Pacific has most shopaholics
The world's biggest shopaholics are most likely to be found in
Asia-Pacific markets, suggests a new study, which shatters the
common belief that Americans are the keenest shoppers.
China's tomato output surges on high prices
China's fresh tomato and processed tomato production is set to
surge this year, driven by unusually high prices on the domestic
and world markets that have boosted planted areas.
Greenpeace raises alert over pesticides in Guangzhou fresh produce
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace attacked the Hong Kong food
safety authority last week for failing to improve testing for
pesticides in fruit and vegetables imported from mainland China.
Shanghai raises bar for Chinese food safety
The Shanghai Food and Drug Administration is to make recalls of
spoiled or potentially harmful food obligatory for food
manufacturers under the first law of its kind in China.
Chinese R&D bearing fruit for DSM
Leading vitamin maker DSM is tapping into Chinese scientific
prowess to help it beat competition from players within this very
Prima Agri joins up with major food group to expand
Prima Agri-Products, one of Malaysia's largest manufacturers of
Halal meat products, has joined up with Australian heavyweight food
maker, Comgroup, to help it tap growing demand for its products in
Thai Beverage raises funds for expansion
Thailand's brewer of Chang beer, Thai Beverage, raised S$1.37
billion (EUR677m) on Wednesday in an initial public offering in
Singapore, designed to help fund its expansion overseas.
China gears up for Japan's tough residue limits
China's ministry of commerce has issued guidelines to the country's
farmers and farm produce exporters on how to meet tough new
standards in Japan, one of China's biggest export markets.
Severe drought threatens food security in Western China
Several provinces in western and northern China are facing food
shortages due to a prolonged drought that has left hundreds of
reservoirs dry and tens of thousands of wells either dry or nearly
empty, reported the UN's Food and...
Want-Want sees strong first quarter
New confectionery products and strong demand for beverages lifted
sales at Taiwan's Want Want Holdings by 28 per cent during the
first quarter, while higher margins helped it reduce the impact of
rising sugar prices.
Biacore targets China with food analysis kits
The Swedish supplier of food testing equipment, Biacore
International, is taking over from its sales agent in China and
launching a full business operation in the market.
Vietnam pepper exports surge on global shortage
Vietnam's pepper exports surged during the first quarter of the
year, accounting for more than 60 per cent of the global total,
according to the International Pepper Community (IPC).
Australians too busy for lunch
Almost two thirds of Australians eat takeaway food for lunch every
week and one in three skip the meal altogether, finds a new survey.
Fraser & Neave targets Middle East to offset weak domestic demand
Malaysia's largest soft drinks maker Fraser & Neave Holdings
says it will treble its exports sales in the next two years by
entering the Middle East's condensed milk market.