Natreon takes functional extracts to Asia
Ingredients firm Natreon is set to expand its reach in the Asian
market after teaming up with Maypro, a US-based firm with a strong
presence in the Japanese and Asian markets for functional foods and
Sales soar for Chinese potato starch supplier
There is evidence that European potato starch suppliers are losing
out to Chinese competitors, as anti-dumping measures drive rampant
growth for leading Chinese starch maker.
Suppliers react to Chinese earthquake
Western suppliers and manufacturers are contributing to earthquake
recovery in China while trying to cope with the effect the quake
has had on their operations.
Purac opens lactic acid plant in Thailand
Purac has officially opened its new lactic acid factory in
Thailand, where it hopes to build on lactic acid growth in Asia as
well as cutting production costs.
Danisco consolidates Shanghai operations
Danish ingredients group Danisco today inaugurated a new
application and research facility in China, which the firm hopes
will help it further expand operations in an "important growth
Fytexia pushes into Chinese market
French supplier Fytexia has launched three specialty ingredients on
the Chinese market in a bid to tap into the growing numbers
consuming food supplements in the world's fastest growing economy.
Ocean Spray goes for Asian bakery market
Ocean Spray is continuing to push into the Asia-Pacific
bakery market with a new partnership with Taiwan-based baker
ChiaTe, the company announced yesterday.
Barry Callebaut takes majority stake in Malaysian cocoa firm
Swiss chocolate company Barry Callebaut is to purchase a 60 per
cent share of Malaysia's KL Kepong Cocoa Products in a move
designed to increase its sourcing capacity in Asia.
Meiji recalls GM sweetener in Japan
Japan's leading chocolate maker Meiji Seika has recalled a range of
confectionery products, after it was discovered that they contained
a novel sweetener made with an unapproved genetically modified
Kraft attacked over China relocation plans
A labour union at Kraft's Chinese division said the firm violated
labour laws by not adequately informing its employees about the
relocation of its headquarters in the country, according to local
Danisco strengthens presence in India's budding markets
Ingredients company Danisco is responding to growing markets in
India with the opening of two new manufacturing units focusing on
functional systems and enzymes.
Friesland Indonesian investment targets Asian functional drive
Dairy and ingredients firm Friesland Foods Kievit has constructed a
new drying plant in Indonesia for producing encapsulated
products to expand the group's portfolio in the wider Asian region.
Dunkin' Donuts moves into mainland China
Only one year after moving into Taiwan, US bakery firm Dunkin'
Donuts plans to open 100 new shops in Shanghai and the surrounding
provinces over the next ten years, the company announced last week.
Barry Callebaut completes Japanese acquisition
Swiss-based Barry Callebaut today announced the completion of a
deal to acquire production facilities from Japanese company
Morinaga, only one day after the inauguration of the company's
manufacturing plant in China.
Barry Callebaut sets up shop in China
Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut will open a new Chinese
manufacturing plant near Shanghai later this month, a
company spokesperson today confirmed.