23-Aug-2012 By Mark Astley
Listeria-killing Listex P100 has been approved for use in Australia and New Zealand, making it the first bacteriophage product for food safety to be permitted for use in Australasia.
22-Aug-2012 By Ankush Chibber
The Philippines has emerged as a top destination for US food and beverage manufacturers, says the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
06-Aug-2012 By Ankush Chibber
New Zealand’s sheep industry is facing export challenges, with European economic uncertainty almost certain to hit their prospects going forward.
26-Jul-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Manufacturers must refocus efforts on Tier III and IV cities in China and delve into e-commerce to re-ignite consumer spending in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCGs) sector amid a slow, according to analysts.
16-Jul-2012 By Ankush Chibber
New Zealand’s government has opened the door for local beef and dairy farmers to take part in a new initiative to produce high-value marbled beef for the premium segment both at home and abroad.
12-Jul-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Plasticizers occur more frequently in Chinese foodstuff than elsewhere in the world, a new study has shown.
09-Jul-2012 By Ankush Chibber
Chinese authorities are clamping down on smuggling ofNew Zealand beef and other meats into the country – although the mainstream New Zealand beef industry says it has little to worry about.
09-Jul-2012 By Mark Astley
The Codex Alimentarius Commission has set new maximum limits (MRLs) for ractopamine in pig and cattle tissue in an effort to improve the trade of meat containing the growth substance.
03-Jul-2012 By Ankush Chibber
New Zelanders are eating less meat than a decade ago, a new research report found, but are still eating on par with other major meat-eating nations.
11-Jun-2012 By Ankush Chibber
Australia might have hit a roadblock in its beef trade with Indonesia but it is not going to be a long term obstacle, according to a new report from Rabobank.
07-Jun-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Clean label starches and phosphate replacers are the key focus for UK ingredients firm, Ulrick & Short, as it enters the Asia Pacific market for the first time via a distribution partnership in Thailand.
05-Jun-2012 By Ankush Chibber
Authorities in Japan have sounded an alert over cochineal extract, a commonly used food colorant, over fears it could trigger intense allergic reactions amongst consumers.
Chinese food scandals deal ‘blow to public confidence’: Study
31-May-2012 By Ankush Chibber
Repeated food safety scandals have dealt a ‘blow to public confidence’ in China, with a majority of citizens concerned about the nation’s food chain safety.
30-Apr-2012 By Kacey Culliney
‘Nearly all’ Australian foods comply with authorised sulphite levels and this data will be used to compile dietary exposure estimates for Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
17-Apr-2012 By Ankush Chibber
South Korea has opened its market doors to the Philippines' poultry sector, marking a vast opportunity for Filipino manufacturers, according to the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI).
10-Apr-2012 By Ankush Chibber
Indian authorities have taken another food safety action with newly issued regulations to govern the presence of antibiotics in food-producing animals.
10-Apr-2012 By Kacey Culliney
New Zealand’s processed foods sector is contributing significantly to excessive salt intake in the country but there is substantial scope to reduce the sodium levels in these foods, a new study suggests.
27-Mar-2012 By Ankush Chibber
New regulation in Australia and New Zealand may see more exotic meats on the two countries’ dining tables, much to the joy of local food processors.
Pushing European meats in Asia
European meats and meat products are being promoted in China, Singapore and Thailand by a Poland-based program, the European Table.
27-Mar-2012 By Ankush Chibber
Authorities in the Malaysian state of Sarawak have said that they will increase the monitoring of halal canned food products imported from China in the light of a recent scare.
20-Mar-2012 By Ankush Chibber
Taiwan has intensified checks on Australian beef imports after recent inspections by Taiwanese officials revealed the presence of growth drugs in samples allegedly from Australia and New Zealand.
20-Mar-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Australia can become the food-supply powerhouse to Asia, but increased investments and reform across agriculture, water infrastructure and the country’s food and grocery sector are essential.
15-Mar-2012 By Ankush Chibber & Kacey Culliney
Australia and New Zealand say Taiwan’s growth drug findings lack proof of origin and are unlikely to be Australasian beef samples.
15-Mar-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Stark price increases defined China’s largest pork processor, Zhongpin’s strong 2011 results but domestic demands are set to support the company’s 2012 expansion plans, according to the CEO.
13-Mar-2012 By Ankush Chibber
Beef imports from Australia and New Zealand have come under the spotlight in Taiwan after samples from the two countries tested positive for growth drugs.
12-Mar-2012 By Kacey Culliney
China’s beef market, in its primary development stage, has great potential however reform is needed as it lags behind developed markets, according to Frost & Sullivan.
06-Mar-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Rapid development underpinned by large population bases in China, India, Indonesia and Korea is driving fast growth of soy foods in Asia Pacific, with an overall surge pegged at CAGR 6.4% for the region, according to a report.
05-Mar-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Taiwan has placed a ban on all poultry product exports and almost 60,000 birds from two farms in the wake of a bird flu outbreak in two farms.
02-Feb-2012 By Kacey Culliney
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has suspended poultry imports and eggs from Australia following the bird flu outbreak in Victoria earlier this week.
Japan bans all poultry imports from Australia in wake of bird flu outbreak
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has placed a ban on all poultry, egg and egg-product imports from Australia following the bird flu outbreak in Victoria earlier this week.
30-Jan-2012 By Ankush Chibber
Australia has activated a national disease emergency plan after an outbreak of deadly bird flu was confirmed following the discovery of infected birds at two free-range duck farms near Melbourne in south eastern Australia.
Australian beef and lamb exports up 3%
12-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
Australian beef and lamb exports jumped 3% in 2011 to 949,195 and 160,007 tonnes swt respectively.
06-Dec-2011 By Ankush Chibber
The Indian government is considering boosting production of protein-rich food such as meat, fish, eggs and milk in a bid to curb inflation – with the prime minister involved in discussions.
Meat extender promises cost savings for industry
Dispatches from FIE 2011
30-Nov-2011 By Jane Byrne
French ingredients supplier Roquette has further extended the applications for its Nutralys pea protein by teaming up with extrusion technology experts Sotexpro to develop a textured version that allows for high levels of meat substitution.
20-Oct-2011 By Ankush Chibber
Hoping to cash in on the increased demand for pork in China, meat and food processor Zhongpin announced this month that it has started trial production of prepared products in a new facility.
17-Oct-2011 By Ankush Chibber
The Kiwi meat industry is in the process of investigating whether it would be feasible for it to set up an online trading auction to sell export meat products as part of its Red Meat Sector Strategy.
17-Oct-2011 By Ankush Chibber
A surging demand for chicken, meat and eggs is putting the Indian poultry sector on the path to being a US$27.2bn industry by 2015, finds a new report.
11-Oct-2011 By Kacey Culliney
Walmart has been ordered to temporarily close ten of its stores by Chinese authorities due to allegedly mislabelling regular pork as organic pork.
07-Oct-2011 By Ankush Chibber
A new sheep industry initiative will see the New Zealand lamb industry step into the premium meat markets worldwide much on the lines of Japan’s famous Wagyu beef.
Beetroot extract could provide natural replacement for carmine: Synthite
26-Sep-2011 By Nathan Gray
A newly developed natural food colouring made from beetroot extracts could be a solution to replacing carmine colours made from insects, according to ingredient producer Synthite.
14-Sep-2011 By Ankush Chibber
Poultry companies in Australia are being taken to court by the country's competition regulator over what it says is “misrepresentation” in labelling of their chicken meat products.
29-Aug-2011 By Ankush Chibber
A trade agreement with China has resulted in a windfall for manufacturers of beef and lamb products in New Zealand with huge savings made on tariffs.
26-Jul-2011 By Ankush Chibber
A new proposal in Australia could see country of origin labelling extended to unpackaged meat products.
India leads the way for meat, ethnic and pretzel snacks – Datamonitor
13-Jan-2011 By Helen Glaberson
In the next four years India will lead the way in terms of meat, ethnic and pretzel snacks according to Datamonitor research.
Solae's China centre to speed development for Asian customers
12-Jan-2011 By Dominique Patton
Soy ingredients company Solae opened a food application centre in Shanghai yesterday, promising to cut product development times for Asia-Pacific customers.
No US appeal on WTO Chinese poultry imports ruling
27-Oct-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
The United States has not appealed a final World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling issued this week that a US ban on Chinese poultry imports was illegal, officially ending the trade dispute.
WTO says US ban on Chinese poultry is illegal
01-Oct-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has ruled that a US ban on Chinese poultry is illegal – the first such reprimand for legislation brought in under the Obama Administration.
Meat will drive Chinese food processing industry
16-Aug-2010 By Mike Stones
Rising demand for meat will drive the Chinese food processing industry to record double digit growth, according to market research organization RNCOS.
Beef import rule change threat to Australian meat industry
22-Oct-2009 By Rory Harrington
Australia has announced it is to reopen its borders to beef imports from countries that have previously reported incidents of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Scoular goes to China for cheaper, GM-free soy
12-Oct-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
Scoular has signed a distribution agreement with a Chinese manufacturer to secure a lower cost, non-GM supply of soy protein isolate for nutritional products and meats.