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Filipino foods set for a tasty export surge?

Filipino food: Captivating a tasty global market?

By Kacey Culliney

The unique flavours of Filipino foods should captivate the global market and underpin a surge in exports, according to the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

New Zealanders eating less red meat: Survey

New Zealanders eating less red meat: Survey

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.

Mintel Asia Pacific basic nutrition insight at Vitafoods Europe 2012

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

All eyes on what Asia does best: Basic nutrition, says Mintel

By Kacey Culliney from Geneva

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rulings on health claims has caused a ‘softer’ market approach from EU manufacturers and Europe can learn a lot form Asia on what it does best – basic nutritional ingredients like vitamins and minerals, says Mintel.

Future Group inks deal with agri-processor

Future Group inks deal with agri-processor

By Ankush Chibber

Food major Future Group has announced that it has inked a deal with rice processor LT Foods that includes the setting up of the latter’s new facility at the group’s new food park.

Young India takes to vodka

Young India takes to vodka

By Ankush Chibber

The white spirits segment in India is easily outstripping other liquor segments on the back of increased consumption of vodka among the country’s increasing youthful population.

General Mills eyes home-cooked meals with Parampara buy

General Mills eyes home-cooked meals with Parampara buy

By Ankush Chibber

US-based food giant General Mills has agreed to acquire the food brands of Pune-based ready-to-cook spices and sauces maker Parampara Food Products, the company announced at the end of last week.

Agriculture company dives into the 'lucrative' noodle sector

Chinese agricultural firm carves new FMCG product line

By Kacey Culliney

Shanxi-based Deyu Agriculture has developed a new line of MSG-free, easy-cook noodles that will enable it to delve into an unknown yet lucrative fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector in China.

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