Seafood

Thaad missiles put a rocket up Korea-China trade

Thaad missiles put a rocket up Korea-China trade

By RJ Whitehead

Rising exports of South Korean instant noodles, dried seaweed and beer to China have bucked dipping food and beverage trends following Seoul’s decision to deploy a US-backed missile defence system.

Asia-Pacific expected to bank 70% of global seafood sales

Asia-Pacific expected to bank 70% of global seafood sales

By RJ Whitehead

China now accounts for some 35% of global seafood production, while the wider Asia-Pacific region will account for more than two-thirds of the world’s demand by 2030, according to a new report on the segment.

Australia gets unified peak seafood body

Australia gets unified peak seafood body

By RJ Whitehead

The formation of a single national peak body for Australia’s A$2.8bn (US$3.5bn) seafood industry has been completed with the appointment of the inaugural board.

Taiwan tempted to look at new trade deals to boost Japan exports

FOODEX JAPAN 2017

Taiwan tempted to look at new trade deals to boost Japan exports

By Gary Scattergood

The leader of Taiwan’s delegation to FoodEx Japan says there is still scope for more exports to the country’s second largest trading partner, while the agriculture minister has left the door open for new trade agreements between the two nations.

Norovirus outbreak linked to oysters

Oysters behind norovirus outbreak in New Zealand

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand has warned people not to eat certain brands of chilled oysters as they may be contaminated with norovirus.