Spirits group calls for Chinese counterfeit crackdown
A quarter of all spirits brands claiming to be of European origin
now sold in China are counterfeit, according to an EU liquor
Boost chocolate profits in Asia, says report
There is great potential for Western chocolate manufacturers in
China, India and Japan, despite the relatively small size of the
markets in these countries, according to a new report.
China food safety round-up
Malaysian fears, too many pigs, a rejection of Canadian meat and
grocery tracking are some of the issues hanging over the Chinese
food industry this week.
Vietnam pushes for cocoa market growth
Vietnam looks set to become one of Asia's primary cocoa producers,
with the government pledging to invest 40 billion
dong (€1.8m) in the country's burgeoning cocoa trade, according to
local news reports.
Nutracea looks to tap Southeast Asian rice production
Nutracea announced it has received an opening purchase order from
network marketing company the Cosway Corporation for launch of its
stabilized rice bran in Southeast Asia.
No danger in New Zealand's milk, says safety authority
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has ruled that milk
containing either the A1 and A2 protein does not pose a danger to
the public and should remain part of a nutritious diet.
News brief: Asia-Pacific tackles BSE, obesity, GM and food prices
China bemoans food prices, Korea fears for its safety
standards, while New Zealand tackles the obesity crisis and
declares GM onions to be scandal free.
GM Thai rice on sale soon?
A biotechnology boom will soon hit Thailand as the
authorities move towards removing a ban on the field testing of
biotech products, according to a new report.
Asia could face food harmonisation difficulties, warn group
A move to harmonise food supplement law across ASEAN countries
could become as complex as those being tackled in the EU, a
consultancy group has warned.
New Zealand toasts wine export success
New Zealand's wine producers will be raising a glass to a
successful 2007 after posting record annual exports sales of
NZ$700m (€361m), a 36 per cent increase over last year.
Climate concerns form over New Zealand dairy boom
As New Zealand's dairy industry continues to profit from increased
prices, politicians have hit out at the environmental impacts of
the resulting rise in production.
Rising quality of life strengthens Chinese confectionery market
Greater demand, rising incomes and changing consumer habits make
China a strong potential confectionery market, according to a new
Latest China food safety developments
China's State Council has issued a special regulation, which
intensifies control and supervision of food manufacturers and
distributors, in a bid to improve food safety, according to Xinhua,
the official news agency.
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
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.