Following the aflatoxin M1 milk contamination of China’s largest dairy producer, Mengniu, the toxin has now been found in samples of cooking oils produced by three separate companies operating in China.
The aflatoxin-tainted milk scandal that has gripped Mengniu Dairy since the end of 2011 is damaging short term, but China’s biggest dairy is unlikely to suffer long term damage in its sales and share price, say analysts.
With an eye on the small but growing halal food market in China, Malaysia-based Fahim Technologies has expanded its halal integrity solution services to the country’s autonomous Muslim-populated province of Ningxia.
The Chinese green snacks market will triple in value from 1.2 billion yuan (US$190 million) in 2010 to 3.6bn Chinese yuan (US$570 million) by 2014, according to research from the University of Science & Technology in Beijing.
Sichuan-based Hao Ji Group is investing 60bn Chinese yuan (US$9.45m) to boost noodle production at two main sites to a capacity of more than 700,000 tonnes of noodles with up to 12 varieties of Chinese grains.
Following the discovery of radioactive substances in its baby milk formula, it has now emerged that Meiji Holdings Co. was contacted about possible contamination three weeks before it decided to recall the products.
Japan’s alcoholic beverage market is shrinking and sluggish according to a Datamonitor report, but analysts have noted opportunity in the growing alcohol-free sector due to consumer focus on drink driving laws.
China is not an emerging market; it is well and truly emerged and continues to change at a rapid pace that will go on disturbing the global food and beverage market for years to come, according to expert.