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FSSAI to draw up new packaging regulations

By RJ Whitehead

Cases of contamination owing to the use of substandard materials have prompted the Indian regulator to take action by preparing new food packaging guidelines.

China invests heavily in Dubai food hub

China invests heavily in Dubai food hub

By RJ Whitehead

Dubai Food Park will feature a Chinese food processing cluster following a pledge to invest AED1.35bn (US$367m) by Ningxia Forward Fund Management Company.

Huhtamaki acquires IP’s Chinese paper business

China

Huhtamaki acquires IP’s Chinese paper business

By RJ Whitehead

Memphis-headquartered International Paper (IP) has announced the completion of the sale of its foodservice business in China to Huhtamaki Group for an estimated EUR15m (US$18m).

Ribena recalled in Malaysia

Dateline Southeast Asia

Ribena recalled in Malaysia

By RJ Whitehead

The manufacturer of Ribena has recalled some batches of the fruit drink in Malaysia over a “manufacturing error”.

Creekstone Farm exports Black Angus beef to Europe, South America and Asia

Premium meatpacker bought by Japanese trader

By Oscar Rousseau

US-based beef and pork supplier Creekstone Farms has been sold by Sun Capital Partners to Japanese trading conglomerate Marubeni Corporation for a fee thought to be $170m. 

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