East Asia

Lonza to expand vitamin B3 production in China

Lonza to expand vitamin B3 production in China

By Shane Starling

Swiss supplier Lonza will open a new vitamin B3 manufacturing facility in China in 2012 that will significantly lower production costs for the vitamin and boost output by 40%.

China inspects moon cakes, finds 96 per cent safe

China inspects moon cakes, finds 96 per cent safe

By Ankush Chibber

Food safety in China saw another big push with food inspectors combing down food units that are selling moon cakes, a food product that is in great demand during the mid-autumn festival.

Online shopping made smarter

Online shopping made smarter

By Kacey Culliney

Online shopping company yihaodian.com has launched a collection of virtual supermarkets for mobile users throughout Shanghai’s metro system, with researchers claiming the development could offer NPD potential for food and drink brand owners.

Japanese scientists to breed rice resilient to radioactive cesium

Japanese scientists to breed rice resilient to radioactive cesium

By Kacey Culliney

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese scientists from the Fukushima Agricultural Technology Centre are working towards a potential solution for the future of Japanese rice farmers – a strain of rice resilient to cesium absorption.

Gourmet NZ yoghurt may hit Japanese stores

Gourmet NZ yoghurt may hit Japanese stores

By Ankush Chibber

Demand for gourmet yoghurt has seen a small yoghurt maker from New Zealand attract interest from a multi-million dollar player that would see its products on shelves in thousands of stores in Japan.

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