China withdraws credit from polluting companies
A blacklist of polluting companies, including two well known food
processors, was issued by China's environmental watchdog yesterday,
which denies bank loans in attempt to punish those that flout
China introduces new novel foods regulation
China is set to introduce a new regulation on novel foods on 1
Japanese x-ray system tops Danish meat tests
A Japanese manufactured food x-ray system has been rated number one
in performance tests by the Danish Meat Association.
Vietnamese food safety must improve, say experts
Vietnamese food safety needs to be improved as part of wider
modernisation requirements, according to officials from both home
New Zealand invests to facilitate food exports
New Zealand today launched a major initiative to boost its food and
beverage exports, including NZ$19m earmarked for new market
development and a roadmap for innovations.
China standards unveiled, but safety woes continue
As China unveils a raft of changes to food safety standards, its
inspectors are investigating the excess additives and preservatives
found in children's snacks made in the country.
Ho Chin Minh City chiefs plan development
A project to improve the quality of food production in Ho Chin Minh
(HCM), will increase the city's competitiveness in the global
market, the local administration has said.
New Zealand campylobacter fight shows early promise
New Zealand's fight against campylobacter is beginning to show
signs of promise, after years of problems, the national regulator
said last week.
Crack-down continues as China closes 180 plants
China's government has closed down about 180 plants after
inspections uncovered raw industrial materials in food
Indonesia gears up to meet rising cocoa demand
Indonesia is expecting an increase in the country's cocoa
production, despite recent poor crops, according to local news
China to introduce food recall framework
A food recall framework to tackle unsafe and unapproved products in
China is expected to take shape by the end of the year.
Food allergies rise 12-fold in Australian children
Food allergies in Australian children have risen 12-fold since 1995
and there is an "urgent need" for further research into the trend,
according to a new study.
Chinese import crackdown follows nut seizure
China yesterday launched a crackdown on US food imports following
the seizure of "rancid" pistachio nuts, in a move that mirrors the
treatment of exports going the other way.
Australia launches logo for home-grown foods
The Australian government last week unveiled a new logo for food
products either produced or grown in the country.
China spends $3 billion on US soybean imports
China has signed contracts worth nearly $3bn to import US soybeans,
reported the US Soybean Export Council.