With a recent European resolution calling for tariffs and trade barriers against any palm oil linked to deforestation, Malaysia's minister for plantations and commodities warns: "We will react and respond accordingly to any discriminatory measures...
Strong growth in the Americas and Asia is helping the probiotics industry to strong success, while the European market recovers from regulatory challenges by focusing on blends and 'piggybacking claims', say probiotics business experts.
Consumption of fresh food was strongest in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific in 2013, while the market for fresh food in Western Europe declined slightly, according to Euromonitor International.
One of China’s biggest processed snack and frozen foods companies has acquired a majority share of an EU counterpart in a move that it says is to “achieve a strategic command” of a European value chain.
The market for probiotic yoghurt in 20 key European Union markets will fall 4.5% in the five years between now and 2018, but the overall sector trend remains positive, Euromonitor International analyst Ewa Hudson told a packed Probiota congress in Amsterdam...
The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.
Carlsberg has agreed a strategic partnership with Singha Corporation, and tells BeverageDaily.com it is confident the new venture will succeed where a previous Thai partnership with Chang Beverages failed amidst legal acrimony in 2005.
New Zealand’s food safety body, MAF, has denied that proposed meat inspection reforms are a cost-cutting exercise, but rather designed to bring the country more into line with international standards, while maintaining or improving food safety.
Sales of probiotic drinking yoghurts like Yakult and Danone Actimel are flatlining or dropping in most western European markets, and even in Japan where the concept was born, but BRIC markets are surging, and spoonables are shining brighter.
Recovery in the chocolate market is underway in the US, Brazil and China but Western Europe has been slow to rebound and Eastern Europe still shows negative growth rates, said Barry Callebaut as it released robust full year results for 2010.
DSM says the buoyancy of the European heart health ingredients market is being matched by some Asian countries where western-style diets and lifestyles are taking hold and bringing concomitant health problems.
In answer to European consumers' increasing worries about food
safety, suppliers in Asia are likely to face stricter conditions
next year, both at government and private sector levels, according
to a report in the Bangkok Post.