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.
Shrimp certification boost for Vietnam exports
Vietnam's drive to boost exports of its sea-food products received
a boost this week, as a number of processors have been honoured for
their aquaculture practices, the country's ministry for fisheries
Melamine legacy blights Chinese exports
A number of US food processors said they will boycott
Chinese exports over fears regarding the safety of products coming
from the country.
Unilever upgrades Asian distribution
Unilever continues to step up its operations within Asia with the
inauguration of its new distribution centre in Vietnam.
China must step up food safety reform, claims expert
China must continue to reform its food safety practices if it
is to maintain consumer confidence in its products, says a food
safety expert from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Australian GM report sparks canola controversy
Australia can adopt commercialised genetically modified (GM) canola
production without compromising its organic agriculture, say new
findings from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and
Resource Economics (ABARE).
Australian processors urged to drop the salt
Australian food processors and formulators are set to come under
further pressure to reformulate their products as the country's
latest "Drop The Salt!" campaign kicks off in Sydney
Shanghai mobilises food safety procedures
Safety bodies in Shanghai hope to hit back at growing international
concern over Chinese food safety practices with its new food
testing system, say media reports in the country.