Supply chain

Thai sugar company Mitr Phol secures controlling stake in Aussie mill

Thai sugar giant secures majority stake in Aussie mill

By Kacey Culliney

Thai sugar company, Mitr Phol, has secured a majority stake of 57.69% in Australian sugar mill MSF for A$300m, racking up the total foreign investment in Australia’s sugar production to over 60%.

Multi-level integrated approach to water management in India is essential: Study

Water management in India – is it your problem?

By Kacey Culliney

Food and beverage manufacturers will have a key role to play in water management and food security across India as the projected impacts of climate change take hold across agricultural land, finds a new study.

China to inspect vegetable oil units in India

China to inspect Indian oil units after oil meal ban

By Ankush Chibber

China is readying to send a team to inspect Indian vegetable oil units days after it ordered a ban on the import of rapeseed meal, soybean meal, and oil meal from its South Asian neighbor, industry sources said.

India closer to deregulating its sugar industry

PM pushes India toward sugar deregulation move

By Ankush Chibber

India has taken a step closer to deregulating its sugar industry with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh constituting a special panel to discuss and examine issues around removing government controls from the sector.

South Korea to clamp down on long working hours in food sector

South Korea stamps down on excessive work in its food sector

By Kacey Culliney

South Korea's Ministry of Employment and Labour is taking fire at food companies whose employees are working excessive weekly hours as well as weekends in a bid to improve lifestyles, ensure maximum productivity and create more jobs.

A tag that needs review

Made in Australia? Feed it to the sharks…

By Kacey Culliney

‘Made in Australia’ is not always what it says on the tin and this effectively dilutes claims made by Australian manufacturers who use 100% local ingredients, according to the MD of BuyAustralianMade.

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