Processing & Packaging

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. 

TNA opens new Tokyo office

TNA opens new Tokyo office

By RJ Whitehead

Processing and packaging major TNA has opened of a new office in Japan to host local technical support and sales staff.

Indian plant central to Naturex drive to boost emerging markets

Interview

Indian plant central to Naturex drive to boost emerging markets

By RJ Whitehead

Having first gained a foothold in India with its Roha plant acquisition from Valentine Agro in 2012, Naturex has cemented its position in the local fruit and vegetable powders market by being ahead in drum-dry technology.

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