Dunkin' Donuts moves into mainland China
Only one year after moving into Taiwan, US bakery firm Dunkin'
Donuts plans to open 100 new shops in Shanghai and the surrounding
provinces over the next ten years, the company announced last week.
Barry Callebaut completes Japanese acquisition
Swiss-based Barry Callebaut today announced the completion of a
deal to acquire production facilities from Japanese company
Morinaga, only one day after the inauguration of the company's
manufacturing plant in China.
Barry Callebaut sets up shop in China
Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut will open a new Chinese
manufacturing plant near Shanghai later this month, a
company spokesperson today confirmed.
China moves to stem grain exports
China's Ministry of Finance yesterday said it will scrap the
13 per cent tax rebate on grain exports to keep the products within
the country, a move that could put more pressure on other markets
around the world.
Spirits group calls for Chinese counterfeit crackdown
A quarter of all spirits brands claiming to be of European origin
now sold in China are counterfeit, according to an EU liquor
China food safety event targets global collaboration
Food safety will be the focus of a forum set to take place in China
later this month, which will aim to coordinate global safety
efforts and improve international trade.
Boost chocolate profits in Asia, says report
There is great potential for Western chocolate manufacturers in
China, India and Japan, despite the relatively small size of the
markets in these countries, according to a new report.
China price hikes affecting global food chain
Special edition: Food prices
Food and ingredient prices are growing at a faster pace in
China than anywhere else in the world, having serious
repercussions for business both domestically and on an
China trade deal would benefit food sector, says minister
A trade agreement with China would benefit food and
beverage companies in both countries, New Zealand's deputy prime
minister Michael Cullen said yesterday.
China food safety round-up
Malaysian fears, too many pigs, a rejection of Canadian meat and
grocery tracking are some of the issues hanging over the Chinese
food industry this week.
News brief: Asia-Pacific tackles BSE, obesity, GM and food prices
China bemoans food prices, Korea fears for its safety
standards, while New Zealand tackles the obesity crisis and
declares GM onions to be scandal free.
China defends its food safety to WHO
China has defended its food safety standards in a notice sent to
the World Health Organisation (WHO), while another food safety
official has been sent to prison for bribery charges.
Rising quality of life strengthens Chinese confectionery market
Greater demand, rising incomes and changing consumer habits make
China a strong potential confectionery market, according to a new
Latest China food safety developments
China's State Council has issued a special regulation, which
intensifies control and supervision of food manufacturers and
distributors, in a bid to improve food safety, according to Xinhua,
the official news agency.
China withdraws credit from polluting companies
A blacklist of polluting companies, including two well known food
processors, was issued by China's environmental watchdog yesterday,
which denies bank loans in attempt to punish those that flout
China introduces new novel foods regulation
China is set to introduce a new regulation on novel foods on 1
China to introduce food recall framework
A food recall framework to tackle unsafe and unapproved products in
China is expected to take shape by the end of the year.
Chinese import crackdown follows nut seizure
China yesterday launched a crackdown on US food imports following
the seizure of "rancid" pistachio nuts, in a move that mirrors the
treatment of exports going the other way.
China spends $3 billion on US soybean imports
China has signed contracts worth nearly $3bn to import US soybeans,
reported the US Soybean Export Council.
Melamine legacy blights Chinese exports
A number of US food processors said they will boycott
Chinese exports over fears regarding the safety of products coming
from the country.
China must step up food safety reform, claims expert
China must continue to reform its food safety practices if it
is to maintain consumer confidence in its products, says a food
safety expert from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Shanghai mobilises food safety procedures
Safety bodies in Shanghai hope to hit back at growing international
concern over Chinese food safety practices with its new food
testing system, say media reports in the country.
Report highlights counterfeit food threat in China
The rapid growth of foreign food companies operating in
China is driving the increase in the number of counterfeit
goods in the country, says a new report.
China to review food recall measures, says report
China's ministry of health is set to review its current food recall
practices in a bid to adopt more stringent food safety practices
amidst the dynamic growth of processing in the country, say news
China to be leading consumer economy, says survey
A new survey of Asian business leaders has tipped China to rival
America as the world's largest consumer economy, as it continues to
witness dynamic growth in its food and industrial markets.
China to undergo emulsifier boon, says report
Chinese demand for food emulsifiers is expected to witness strong
growth over the next few years as food processors increase their
usage to meet growing demand in the country for low-fat foods,
according to new research.
Tax amendments could hurt Chinese food industry, says expert
A possible move by the Chinese government to repeal tax incentives
for foreign investors could prove a massive setback to the
country's food industry, warns an expert on Asian affairs.
China to lead Unilever's Asia Pacific ambitions
Unilever, the world's second largest food company, is to increase
its focus on its Chinese operations to allow the country to meet
its potential as a market leader in the Asia Pacific food industry.
Chinese tea exports brew record year in 2006
China has consolidated its position as one of the world's leading
tea producers as export demand continues to drive growth in the
sector, according to figures by China's chamber of commerce for the
import and export of foodstuffs...
China helps drive carbonated beverage growth
China is one of five nations worldwide set to drive massive growth
of in the carbonated drinks market by 2011, according to a new
report by consumer analyst Euromonitor.
Reports highlight Chinese MSG interest
Honk Kong based funds management firm, Value Partners, could be set
to invest in the growing Chinese monosodium glutamate (MSG) and
fermentation market, according to local news reports.
China powers SAB beer growth
China, South America and Europe combined to offset disappointing
performances in North America and South Africa during brewer
SABMiller's third quarter.
Chinese beverage makers drop the sugar
Sugar-free, or low-sugar beverages, are expected to be the fastest
growingproducts in China's drinks sector this year.
Starbucks China cutting out trans fats
The US coffee chain Starbucks says it is working on cutting trans
fats from itsmenus in China, according to reports.
New snack products tap on-the-go trend in China
Popcorn is one of the fastest growing products in China's emerging
snack food market, according to new data from Euromonitor.
China clamps down on corn use in biofuels
China will restrict the use of corn for producing biofuel in a bid
to keep corn prices down and protect its growing food industry.
Chinese economy boosts food industry
China's food industry has grown a further 23 per cent during the
first ten months of the year, helped by a buoyant economy and
supportive government policies.
World's largest vinegar plant under construction in China
Two Singaporean firms, Tee Yih Jia Food and Super Coffeemix, are
working with Chinese firm Jiangsu Hengshun Sauce and Food on
building the world's largest vinegar factory in Zhenjiang city,
Chinese consumers concerned about food safety
Chinese consumers are worried about the safety of their food and
want the government to do more to improve quality standards,
suggests a new survey.
Asian Citrus eyes new taste for juice in China
Asian Citrus, China's largest orange plantation owner, is readying
to launch high-value, freshly squeezed orange juice for wealthier
Chinese consumers happy to spend more on convenient food products.
China delays GM rice, again
China, the world's biggest rice producer and consumer, has further
delayed the introduction of genetically modified rice amid growing
concerns about biosafety.
China's VV Group seeks higher profits as soymilk sales fall
VV Group, China's leading soymilk producer, has bought a stake in
an alcohol maker as it looks for more profitable business to
counter falling soymilk sales.
Fruit and veg gaining value for China
China, producer of half the world's fruit and vegetables, is set to
overtake the Netherlands in the next two to three years to become
the world's third biggest fresh produce exporter in value terms,
predicts a new report...
HFCS set for long-term growth in China
China's corn sweetener producers are embarking on a new stage of
growth, with a recent upsurge in capital investment allowing them
to offer significant volumes of value-added products.
China's health foods market set for growth
China's health foods market is small compared to developed nations
but it is set to grow rapidly with government encouragement and
Sudan Red found in new regions of China
More duck eggs containing the carcinogenic dye Sudan Red have been
found in China, food officials said yesterday, expanding the recall
outside of Beijing to the country's east coast.
Sudan Red found in Chinese duck eggs
Duck eggs containing the carcinogenic dye Sudan Red IV have been
pulled from shelves in Beijing, in the latest food scare to hit the
Zhongpin expands capacity in north-east China
Chinese meat processor Zhongpin has signed an agreement to lease a
production facility in Heilongjiang province, significantly
boosting its production capacity and expanding its presence in the
New regulations back drive for quality chocolate in China
China's increasingly savvy chocolate consumers will be better
equipped to choose higher quality chocolate if new regulations
entering into force next month are properly enforced.
60 million Chinese urbanites overweight, warns govt
Increased meat and fat consumption, and lower grain and vegetable
intake has left 60 million urban residents in China overweight and
160 million with high blood pressure, according to a report
released at the weekend.