Bakery firms operating in the burgeoning Chinese market can tap into further local supplies of food emulsifiers, as Japanese ingredients firm Mitsubishi-Kagaku Foods confirms it will break ground on its first Chinese factory, scheduled to be online by...
Ingredients firm Natreon is set to expand its reach in the Asian
market after teaming up with Maypro, a US-based firm with a strong
presence in the Japanese and Asian markets for functional foods and
In response to rising demand in the chocolate industry and reduce
dependency on imports, Indian cocoa producers have said they will
increase domestic cocoa production by 60 per cent in the next four
European restrictions on genetically modified (GM) crops have
driven BASF Plant Science to intensify biotech cooperation
activities in Asia Pacific with an agreement with China's National
Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS).
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.
Institut Rosell-Lallemand has teamed up with Ranbaxy and Aristo
Pharmaceuticals to distribute supplements based on a probiotic
bacteria, which will see it become available in the massive Indian
market for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
New Zealand farmers continue to step up milk production following a
bumper year for their exports, though the country's long-term
status as a low cost dairy producer could be under threat,
according to the US Department of Agriculture...
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), a major soft drinks producer in Australia
and Asia, has acquired the country's Bluetongue brewery brand to
extend its premium beer focus in a bid to further diversify its
Energy drinks giant Red Bull may need to reconsider its expansion
plans for the Asia Pacific region if it is to capitalise on massive
potential in the area for energy drinks, says a new report by
An Australian standards body working to establish a committee to
rule on organic certification for domestic and imported food
products has denied media reports suggesting that it has finalised
representatives for the group.
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.
South Korea's assistant agriculture trade minister is confident
that a proposed free trade agreement between the country and the US
will go ahead, despite further disagreements over agricultural
issues relating to the deal.
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...
Indonesia's food and beverage exports will grow by between 10 and
15 per cent this year, surpassing the US$2 billion in earnings
previously forecast for 2006, according to the Indonesian Food and
Beverage Producers Associations...
Chocolate giant Cadbury will spend NZ$20 million (€10.3m) to expand
production of chocolate crumb in New Zealand, allowing it to meet
forecast growth in demand from the Asia-Pacific region, it