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From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

Far East tastes

From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

By RJ Whitehead

Japanese conglomerate Nagase has revealed its predictions of country’s top food trends for 2015.  Its choices are based on the anticipated changes to Japanese claims regulations, as well as consumer interest in new food experiences and ethnic flavours.

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

By RJ Whitehead

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year...

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Sugar, gluten-free foods, front-of-pack nutrition labelling, and the 'utter nonsense' behind popular diet claims were among the most popular subjects of the year on FoodNavigator. 

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

By RJ Whitehead

Infant food manufacturers will be celebrating in China as the impact of this year's loosening of the one-child ban is felt; meanwhile, traffic-calming measures in Manila continue to prevent goods from going to export, according to Euromonitor analysts'...

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas

China

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas

By RJ Whitehead

China is failing to produce enough consumer brands for a globally competitive brand name to emerge, says Wall Street brokerage Bernstein’s research arm in a joint report with the Interbrand consultancy.

How India secured a WTO deal with the US, and what it means

India

How India secured a WTO deal with the US, and what it means

By RJ Whitehead

After months of angry negotiating had brought India and the United States to a tense impasse, the two countries finally reached an understanding last week to seek a “permanent solution” to stockholding produce for food security purposes at the World Trade...

Gutter oil: A mixture of dirty used oils that can be extremely harmful if consumed

Taiwan

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan

By RJ Whitehead

Recent reports that international furniture retailer Ikea has been using expired milk in its ice cream is the latest scandal to rock Taiwan. We take a look at a tense two months for food authorities and consumers as some of the island's worst abuses...

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

Special edition: Healthy ageing

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

By Shane STARLING

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

China

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

By RJ Whitehead

There is absolutely no doubt that the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to bring the country's food industry to order, but they are facing a daunting task. We take a look at best-known scandals that have rocked consumers so far this...

World Cup fever takes over food manufacturers

Food and drink brands catch World Cup fever

By Laurence Gibbons

A nationwide World Cup BBQ party beckons, with shoppers set to stock up on food and drink ahead of the England football team’s opening match with Italy on Saturday, Tesco has claimed.

In pics: FAO recognises traditional farming in China, Korea and Iran

In pics: FAO recognises traditional farming in China, Korea and Iran

By RJ Whitehead

Six traditional farming systems in China, Iran and South Korea known for their unique characteristics and approaches to sustainability have been designated Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture...

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