PepsiCo looks to ‘new’ Chinese regions in investment push
PepsiCo plans to invest $2.5bn over the next three years in China as the company turns towards the less developed central and western areas of the country for growth opportunities.
China takes out $100m food safety loan
The World Bank is to lend China $100m in a bid to improve food safety in the country as it recognised the government had made food safety a top priority.
Lonza to boost Chinese vitamin B production
Lonza has confirmed that its planned vitamin B3 production expansion will occur in China, where the firm expects a double digit surge in demand for the ingredient in coming years.
Chinese potato starch firm ups production
Chinese potato starch producer China Essence is ramping up capacity with the construction of two new facilities, expected to be completed this autumn.
Sweets demand fuelling hike in China's sugar imports, USDA
Products such as confectionery, biscuits and juice products are experiencing double-digit growth in China with this consumer demand fuelling an increase in the country’s sugar imports, according to a USDA report.
MSG not linked to obesity: Chinese study
Excessive intakes of the flavour enhancer MSG are not associated with weight gain, according to new data from China that challenges previous claims.
Pulverised lime is being added to bleaching agents used in Chinese flour in a bid to cut production costs and boost profits, China state media has reported this week.
Man arrested two years after Japanese tainted-dumplings scandal
A Chinese man has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning frozen dumplings in Japan two years ago.
Cargill starts flavour production in China
Cargill has opened a new flavour facility in China, which is expected to enable it to better address regional demand and taste in Asia in a timely fashion.
China vows further food safety clampdown
China has said its aim this year on food safety is to avoid any major contamination crises as it continues to struggle to impose national standards on food producers and processors.
China melamine-tainted milk health threats assessed
Tens of thousands of Chinese children sickened by melamine-tainted milk showed signs of kidney damage months afterwards - with the potential for long-term harm a serious concern, said new research.
China forced to relaunch food safety crackdown
China is launching a new national food safety drive following a wave of recent damaging revelations over melamine-tainted milk products in the country.
China could become world’s biggest grocery market by 2014
China could overtake the United States as the world’s biggest grocery market within five years, according to market research organization IGD.
Chinese dairies shut down on melamine discovery
Chinese authorities have closed two dairies in the northern region of Ningxia following the discovery of a further 170 tonnes of melamine tainted milk powder, according to media reports.
Fonterra reveals expansion plans in China
Fonterra is planning to build two new dairy farms in China as the company struggles to keep up with increasing demand.