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
Australia launches plan to cut trans fats
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
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
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
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
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
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.