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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.

New alcohol standards will create ripples through the liquor industry, say manufacturers

India alcohol limits drafted

By Ankush Chibber

India’s top food regulator has drafted regulations for alcohol content in beer, wine and spirits sold in the country, a move that has ruffled feathers in the local liquor manufacturing industry.

A license system is set to secure India's food supply chain

India will implement food license system

By Ankush Chibber

India is set to introduce a new license system in August to cover the country’s food supply chain in a bid to tighten food standards.

Coles is being clearer about allergens across its private label range

Coles is being bold about allergens

By Ankush Chibber

Australian supermarket giant, Coles, has taken the lead in ensuring that its food products are labelled appropriately enough for customers with allergies.

The GM rice problem: Food fraud from China?

The GM rice problem: Food fraud from China?

By Kacey Culliney

Genetic modification is an on-going problem in Asia’s basmati rice network and it is a problem that importers need to be vigilant in curbing, according to an industry expert.

China: Opening its mind to new sectors and markets, analyst

China is consolidating, but diversifying?

By Kacey Culliney

China’s food and beverage market is undergoing consolidation – much of which is being achieved through rampant acquisitions across new market sectors and countries, according to an analyst.

Indian sugar been flagged as pesticide-free by study

India sugar is pesticide free, says study

By Ankush Chibber

The pesticide food safety issue that has tainted India’s sugar market for more than a decade has been cleared in the wake of a study suggesting India-produced sugar is pesticide free.

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