Asia vital to global milk ingredient stabilisation
19-Mar-2009 By Neil Merrett
A supply and demand imbalance within the global milk ingredient market is expected to stabilise in the next few years on the back of strengthening demand in Asia, suggests a new report.
Chinese milk safety targeted in multinational team-up
21-Jan-2009 By Neil Merrett
DSM has announced its intentions to work with players from throughout the Chinese dairy industry in attempts to ensure improved safety throughout the country’s milk supply chain.
Japanese experts say food from clones safe
20-Jan-2009 By Jane Byrne
An advisory committee for Japan's food safety regulator has said that food made from cloned animals is safe to eat.
Australian government, industry to set salt targets
22-Dec-2008 By Jess Halliday
Salt reduction targets for food products sold in Australia are expected to be set in October 2009, subject to development and agreement between the government and the food industry.
Noodles and meat recalled in Japanese food scares
Food scares have been making headlines in Japan with both meat products and instant noodles being recalled in recent days.
Betapol approved for use in infant formula in China
15-Jul-2008 By Laura Crowley
Lipid Nutrition is set to launch Betapol in China, having received
approval for the additive for infant formula from the Chinese
Ministry of Health.
Indian herbal provides food hydrogel advance
14-Apr-2008 By Stephen Daniells
The production of stable, cross-linked hydrogels could be possible
by using the well-known Indian herbal genipin, suggest Indian
China makes non-spread GM rice
01-Apr-2008 By Dominique Patton
Genetically modified rice that can be killed if it accidentally
spreads to conventional fields has been developed by a team of
Australian processors urged to drop the salt
15-May-2007 By Neil Merrett
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
China to undergo emulsifier boon, says report
29-Mar-2007 By Neil Merrett
Chinese demand for food emulsifiers is expected to witness strong
growth over the next few years as food processors increase their
usage to meet growing demand in the country for low-fat foods,
according to new research.
Chinese beverage makers drop the sugar
11-Jan-2007 By Dominique Patton
Sugar-free, or low-sugar beverages, are expected to be the fastest
growingproducts in China's drinks sector this year.
Starbucks China cutting out trans fats
11-Jan-2007 By Dominique Patton
The US coffee chain Starbucks says it is working on cutting trans
fats from itsmenus in China, according to reports.
Indonesia consults on aspartame, sweetener use in food
09-Jan-2007 By Dominique Patton
The Indonesian government is currently reviewing its laws on
artificial sweeteners and will consider banning them from food if
expert evidence suggests they present health risks, according to a
Korean food makers to cut trans fats, say officials
20-Dec-2006 By Dominique Patton
South Korean snack and fast food makers are considering reducing or
even eliminating the use of trans fats by the end of 2008,
according to a report.
McDonald's New Zealand changes to healthier oil
14-Dec-2006 By Dominique Patton
McDonald's New Zealand said yesterday that it would replace its
frying oil with a blend that is lower in saturated fat and
virtually trans-fat free.
Asian Citrus eyes new taste for juice in China
12-Dec-2006 By Dominique Patton
Asian Citrus, China's largest orange plantation owner, is readying
to launch high-value, freshly squeezed orange juice for wealthier
Chinese consumers happy to spend more on convenient food products.
HFCS set for long-term growth in China
28-Nov-2006 By Dominique Patton
China's corn sweetener producers are embarking on a new stage of
growth, with a recent upsurge in capital investment allowing them
to offer significant volumes of value-added products.
New sterol-fortified foods permitted in Australia
14-Nov-2006 By Dominique Patton
Cholesterol-lowering margarines are set to be joined by
cholesterol-lowering milks, yoghurts and cereals as Australia and
New Zealand's food authority finally approves the new categories.
Sudan Red found in Chinese duck eggs
14-Nov-2006 By Dominique Patton
Duck eggs containing the carcinogenic dye Sudan Red IV have been
pulled from shelves in Beijing, in the latest food scare to hit the
Australia launches plan to cut trans fats
26-Oct-2006 By Dominique Patton
Australia's government will work with industry to reduce trans
fatty acids in Australian food, it announced this week, despite
figures that suggest intake of the fats among the population is
within safe limits.
New food poisoning case hits China
19-Sep-2006 By Dominique Patton
Almost 300 people were hospitalized in Shanghai last week, after
suspected food poisoning by pork containing a banned animal feed
additive, the state media Xinhua reported on Friday.
Australia, NZ bakers face further fortification
22-Aug-2006 By Dominique Patton
Bakeries in Australia and New Zealand may be required to use only
iodised salt in the future, if a proposal from the countries' food
regulator is approved.
South Korean firm creates novel soy soup snack
16-Aug-2006 By Dominique Patton
Hanmi Whole Soymilk Co has launched a new soy-based soup on the
South Korean market, using novel packaging to differentiate the
product in the increasingly competitive soyfoods market.
Australian baker disputes folic acid proposal
18-Jul-2006 By Dominique Patton
Australian baker George Weston Foods says government plans to
require all bread to be fortified with folic acid are based on
inadequate science and should not be brought into law.
Fizzy drink makers fail to meet Chinese standards
13-Jul-2006 By Dominique Patton
Several small producers of carbonated drinks in China do not meet
the quality standards set by the country's food authorities,
according to a recent survey.
Indonesia's foodmakers switch to sweeteners
09-May-2006 By Dominique Patton
Use of sweeteners in Indonesia has surged in the last year, as food
and beverage makers seek cheaper alternatives to sugar.
Korean group calls for new research into acrylamide
04-May-2006 By Dominique Patton
French fries and potato chips available in South Korea are higher
in the carcinogenic chemical acrylamide than previously thought,
said an environmental group on Tuesday.
AP-region bursting with food and nutra innovations
Latest research from market analyst Mintel shows that the Asia
Pacific rim is bursting with food and nutraceutical innovations
such as banana-flavoured mayonnaise and green tea cereal.
UN denies granting coconut water patent to Philippines
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has
denied reports that it has granted the first patent for processing
coconut water to the Philippines. Patenting of the technology has
been eagerly awaited as it is likely...