China, Korea and Japan are leading the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world in the adoption of connected packaging and especially on-pack QR codes, according to Mintel’s recent Global Packaging Trends 2019 report.
A consortium of industry big names, including General Mills, Coca-Cola, and Danone, has joined the China Food Tech Hub – a project aimed at partnering outstanding start-ups with major industry players to meet the ever-changing consumer demands in China.
Fonterra farmers in Australia participating in the company’s Fixed Base Milk Price will be paid a guaranteed price of A$6.80 (US$4.74) per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) for a portion of their milk for the 2019/20 season.
Furore over PepsiCo India’s lawsuit against four Indian farmers over the latter’s alleged planting of a patented potato variety has yet to die down, despite the firm’s willingness to withdraw the lawsuit and ‘amicably’ settle.
New Zealand researchers are on a mission to find the best beef option with the lowest cardiovascular disease risk, as well as to see whether vegetarian alternatives can provide the same nutrient values as regular beef.
Indian regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has urged the government to again extend its 11-year-old ban on Chinese milk products until labs at Indian ports have been upgraded for melamine testing.