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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Duck eggs containing the carcinogenic dye Sudan Red IV have been
pulled from shelves in Beijing, in the latest food scare to hit the