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Cargill invests in Chinese pig nutrition plant

By Aidan Fortune

Cargill is to grow its young animal nutrition capability by investing more than US$15 million (m) to add a piglet feed production line at its existing premix and nutrition facility in Tianjin, China.

Detection Technology expands Beijing plant

Detection Technology expands Beijing plant

By RJ Whitehead

X-ray imaging manufacturer Detection Technology has completed a 20% expansion of its Beijing factory to increase production capacity to meet demand forecasts.

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China could retaliate to US posturing as trade crisis brews

By RJ Whitehead

A trade dispute hovering between China and America has the potential to become a fully fledged trade war, especially while western trade ministers grapple to find ways to ward off new Chinese regulations that they say amount a fresh barrier of trade.

Fortune Ng Fung Food has turned its attention to restaurants to drive its growth

Chinese beef firm refocuses priorities

By Mark Godfrey

Restaurants, rather than meat counters, are the road to profits for a major Chinese beef processor, which operates high-end outlets across Beijing.

11 arrested for 'distributing 90m toxic metal-laced capsules'


11 arrested for 'distributing 90m toxic metal-laced capsules'

By RJ Whitehead

Police and food and drug administration officials in eastern China have arrested 11 people for manufacturing and distributing empty capsules laced with chromium. They are now attempting to trace all remaining capsules containing the toxic metal.

China sees surge in sheep meat prices

China sees surge in sheep meat prices

By Mark Godfrey, in Beijing

China’s sheep meat prices have climbed 11% year-on-year – not quite as significant as the increase in farmgate prices for beef cattle, but more a sign that lamb is being seen as a replacement for pork and chicken among an increasingly wealthy consumer...

Cut costs and reach target consumers: Go online

China food market entry: Traditional routes best avoided

By Kacey Culliney

Going online in China is a cost-effective, viable alternative for food and beverage brands entering the country amid sky-high entry costs and structural inefficiencies in traditional retailers, according to a new report.


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