Ohly opens Shanghai application centre, sales office
Ohly is opening a new food application centre and sales office in Shanghai, as the its new yeast extract plant in Harbin nears opening.
Tate & Lyle is to produce all its sucralose from its new plant in Singapore, ‘mothballing’ its facility in McIntosh, Alabama.
Fenchem selects Canadian distributor for nutraceuticals
Chinese nutraceutical supplier Fenchem has selected Tempo Canada as the exclusive distributor for a range of its ingredients in Canada.
Sucralose supply set to expand as Tate & Lyle loses patent case
Tate & Lyle has lost its sucralose patent case as the International Trade Commission gave its final ruling on Monday that Chinese manufacturers did not infringe the sugar giant’s patents.
Asia vital to global milk ingredient stabilisation
A supply and demand imbalance within the global milk ingredient market is expected to stabilise in the next few years on the back of strengthening demand in Asia, suggests a new report.
Hershey deal frees Barry Callebaut to focus on Asia customers
Barry Callebaut has sold its Van Houten Singapore consumer chocolate business to Hershey so it can concentrate on its manufacturer and gourmet customers targeting the Asian market.
China faces up to melamine legacy as dairy exports fall
The impact of last year’s melamine milk-contamination in China continues to be felt after dairy exports fell by 10.4 per cent on a year-on -year basis in 2008, creating growing interest for imported brands, claims state media.
Japanese experts say food from clones safe
An advisory committee for Japan's food safety regulator has said that food made from cloned animals is safe to eat.
Major international project to boost South Asian cereal production
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has announced a $30m collaborative project which aims to boost South Asian cereal production by five million tonnes a year.
Cargill takes texturizers direct to Australia and New Zealand
Cargill’s texturizing business is opening offices in Australia and New Zealand to serve local markets as well as customers meeting burgeoning demand for dairy products in Asia Pacific.
Definitive duties on Chinese MSG will not affect users much
The European Commission has imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on the additive from China, stating that the impact on firms using the additive will not be great.
Chinese citric acid duties will not halt imports
European producers of citric acid and monosodium glutamate have this week received long-term assurance that their prices will be supported against cheaper Chinese imports, but China is expected to remain a significant player in a more level field.
China and Canada found guilty of citric acid dumping
Ongoing US Department of Commerce investigations have found Chinese and Canadian companies are dumping citric acid and citrate salts into the US.
China lifts DHEA ban
The Chinese government has lifted the ban it placed on the manufacture and export of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) in the lead up to the Beijing Olympic Games in August.
Arla, Fonterra sticking to scandal hit Chinese dairies
Two of the world’s leading suppliers and manufacturers of dairy goods have moved to play up their commitments in China as the legacy of the ongoing melamine scandal continues to impact on their operations.
FSANZ considers reinstating erythrosine for icings
The Australian and New Zealand food safety regulator is mulling a part reversal of a 1990s restriction on the use of coal-based dye erythrosine, after receiving a petition for its use in colourings for bakery icings.
‘Can the colours’ campaign goes Down Under
Calls to ban the Southampton colours are reverberating around the world, as week campaigners in Australia called on FSANZ to phase out the additives implicated in hyperactivity like its UK counterpart.
DSM shuts Chinese citric acid plant
DSM will quit its Wuxi, China-based citric acid plant after being told by the Chinese government its site is required for urban development.
Chinese MSG exporters to EU to pay stiff anti-dumping tariffs
The European Commission has imposed anti-dumping tariffs of almost
40 per cent on monosodium glutamate (MSG) imported to the EU from
China, following an investigation into the effects of lower-priced
imports on EU industry.
Sales soar for Chinese potato starch supplier
There is evidence that European potato starch suppliers are losing
out to Chinese competitors, as anti-dumping measures drive rampant
growth for leading Chinese starch maker.
Suppliers react to Chinese earthquake
Western suppliers and manufacturers are contributing to earthquake
recovery in China while trying to cope with the effect the quake
has had on their operations.
Purac opens lactic acid plant in Thailand
Purac has officially opened its new lactic acid factory in
Thailand, where it hopes to build on lactic acid growth in Asia as
well as cutting production costs.
Indian herbal provides food hydrogel advance
The production of stable, cross-linked hydrogels could be possible
by using the well-known Indian herbal genipin, suggest Indian
Danisco consolidates Shanghai operations
Danish ingredients group Danisco today inaugurated a new
application and research facility in China, which the firm hopes
will help it further expand operations in an "important growth
Barry Callebaut takes majority stake in Malaysian cocoa firm
Swiss chocolate company Barry Callebaut is to purchase a 60 per
cent share of Malaysia's KL Kepong Cocoa Products in a move
designed to increase its sourcing capacity in Asia.
India gives boost to vanilla farmers
The Indian ministry of commerce is taking steps to help its vanilla
farmers following a dip in world demand for the natural
Nutracea looks to tap Southeast Asian rice production
Nutracea announced it has received an opening purchase order from
network marketing company the Cosway Corporation for launch of its
stabilized rice bran in Southeast Asia.
China introduces new novel foods regulation
China is set to introduce a new regulation on novel foods on 1
Australia launches logo for home-grown foods
The Australian government last week unveiled a new logo for food
products either produced or grown in the country.
Melamine legacy blights Chinese exports
A number of US food processors said they will boycott
Chinese exports over fears regarding the safety of products coming
from the country.
Unilever upgrades Asian distribution
Unilever continues to step up its operations within Asia with the
inauguration of its new distribution centre in Vietnam.
Australian GM report sparks canola controversy
Australia can adopt commercialised genetically modified (GM) canola
production without compromising its organic agriculture, say new
findings from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and
Resource Economics (ABARE).
Starbucks China cutting out trans fats
The US coffee chain Starbucks says it is working on cutting trans
fats from itsmenus in China, according to reports.
Australian pear, apple crops to suffer from drought
Drought and late frosts are expected to see Australia's production
of apples and pears at itslowest in a decade, suggests a new
Meiji launches fresh milk in China
Asia's biggest dairy, Japan's Meiji, has started shipping
pasteurized milk directly to Shanghai from Japan, the first time a
foreign dairy has supplied fresh milk to the rapidly growing
Myanmar edible oils sector gets funding boost
Myanmar's edible oil crop is set to expand with a US$12.3 million
loan to increase productivity and quality.
Food miles issue no worry to Fonterra
Food miles, the trendy catchphrase alluding to pollution caused by
food exports, is 'a red herring' that detracts from serious
environmental issues to be faced by food producers, says Fonterra's
trade strategy manager,...
Drought swells production costs for Australian poultry farmers
Poultry processors in Australia are expected to implement
'significant price increases' for chicken meat, as drought leads to
surging grain prices, a major production cost for the country's
China to lift tariffs on Indonesian cocoa
China will remove the import duty on Indonesian cocoa from 1
January next year, a move likely to increase demand for the beans
from the world's third biggest producer.
Is China key to restarting global agriculture talks?
China could play a vital role in the resumption of the Doha Round
of trade talks, according to the World Economic Forum's China
Business Summit 2006.
Yili forges ahead as Bright loses share in China's dairy sector
Chinese dairy Yili, one of the country's top two, has increased
sales and profits in the first six months of the year despite
rising raw material costs, reinforcing its market share in the
fast-growing dairy sector.
New Zealand launches branded beef in Korea
New Zealand's meat promotion board launched an appellation for beef
sold in the important Korean market this week, in a bid to
differentiate its meat from its sizeable competitors, Australia and
Philippine sugar producers call for boycott on Kraft products
Sugar growers in the Philippines are calling on the public to
boycott Kraft's Tang and Kool-Aid brands because the US firm
refuses to pay a sugar import tariff on the powdered beverages.
Philippines to boost cocoa output
The Philippines is seeking to boost production of dried cocoa beans
under a 10-year plan designed to reduce its dependence on imports
and target new export markets.
Frost damages Australian citrus harvest
Australia's citrus growers have lowered export forecasts in the
wake of one of the worst frosts to hit the country.
Severe drought threatens food security in Western China
Several provinces in western and northern China are facing food
shortages due to a prolonged drought that has left hundreds of
reservoirs dry and tens of thousands of wells either dry or nearly
empty, reported the UN's Food and...
China boosts global pear production
The world's pear crop will reach a record high during 2005-06,
thanks largely to China's increased output.
Better prediction of sugarcane crops will help growers and sugar suppliers
More productive sugarcane varieties can be delivered two to three
years earlier, say Australian scientists, helping the sugar
industry maintain its productivity and sustainability.
Vietnamese seafood shrugs off US export decline
Vietnam has announced that seafood exports have risen during the
first four months of the year, despite ongoing trading difficulties
with the US, Tom Armitage reports.
Philippines may need to import more rice
The Philippines may have to import more rice than it has for seven
years if a prevailing drought cuts rice production as feared,
suggested a senior agricultural official.