The Sars outbreak in Asia has had far-reaching implications for a number of industries. China, one of the worst-hit countries, has seen a sharp decline in the export of many goods and products, not least livestock.
GeneScan, a leader in the field of 'molecular biological testing of
food and feed, has established its presence in Japan by naming
FASMAC of Kanagawa, a subsidiary of Nippon Flour Mills, as its
exclusive licensee in Japan.
A new laboratory in southern India will provide food manufacturers
with a range of services in the domain of food technology.
Technical support for the project will be provided by the UK-based
Reading Scientific Services.
Representatives of the Indian seafood industry have said that in
the light of the ban on five major Indian seafood units in the
European Union, seafood exporters in the country are likely to
focus their trade on the US market rather...
In answer to European consumers' increasing worries about food
safety, suppliers in Asia are likely to face stricter conditions
next year, both at government and private sector levels, according
to a report in the Bangkok Post.
Intelligent packaging has been an increasing focus of industry
attention lately. With the recent announcement that Food Science
Australia had developed tamper-evident packaging that "bruises",
many heads were turned. FoodProductionDaily.com...
Interest in the use of high pressure processing to combat microbes
in food products has grown since Japan, more than 10 years ago,
first made the method commercially available. Dr. Michelle Bull, a
research microbioligist at Food...
Investigators have raided a subsidiary of Japan's leading meat
processor to collect evidence it may have illegally profited from a
government programme to buy up homegrown beef potentially
contaminated with mad-cow disease, a...