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By RJ Whitehead

Malaysian halal firms opening up new markets in China

IPA Europe is focused on winning EU probiotic health claims

“The new EC has spoken of better regulation and growth so we trust them to consider our position and argumentation."

IPA gathers forces in Brussels; seeks EC ear

By Shane STARLING

The just-formed European iteration of the International Probiotics Association (IPA) has met for the first time at its new Brussels base with Danone, Dupont-Danisco, Chr Hansen, Yakult, Probi and Lallemand all in attendance.

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

Yakult at Probiota 2015: “We want to be clear that before we invest we need to have some dialogue with EFSA...”

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

By Shane STARLING

Yakult and leading academics expressed frustration at what they see as unfair and opaque scientific requirements around probiotic health claims in the European Union – but how much is industry to blame and could social media be a data-sharing saviour?

Safety of insects considered by new report

First EU edible insect food safety guide published

By Nicholas Robinson

Food safety guidelines for insects destined for human consumption have been created for the first time in response to their likelihood of becoming widely consumed in Europe.

Chr Hansen says its 2-year shelf life probiotic soft gel is a

Probiotics giant debuts soft gel with 2-year shelf life

By Lynda Searby

Danish probiotics player Chr Hansen has launched a patent-pending soft gel that can deliver live probiotics with a two-year shelf life and matched it with a probiotic-omega-3 supplement targeting pregnant women.

ACTEGA Provalin PVC-free metal closures

ACTEGA eyes up PVC-free demands from Asia

By Rachel Arthur

Asian awareness of PVC-free packaging is growing, according to ACTEGA DS, a company which produces coatings and sealants for the industry. 

Contaminated irrigation water is a potential source

Norovirus risk from Chinese strawberries warning

By Nicholas Robinson

Strawberries from China will be subject to stiffer checks for norovirus and hepatitis A at EU borders, following an alert about contaminated produce from the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF).

WTO approval means Philippines can maintain high rice import duties

Southeast Asia

WTO approval means Philippines can maintain high rice import duties

By RJ Whitehead

The Philippines’ special treatment in rice, which allows the country to keep high duties on rice imports, is expected to continue after the World Trade Organisation’s Goods Council approved the country’s waiver request for its extension. 

Questions to answer for Tate & Lyle in Cambodian land-grabbing action

Insight

Questions to answer for Tate & Lyle in Cambodian land-grabbing action

By Clothilde Le Coz and Marta Kasztelan

This story is the first in a new series of investigative reporting commissioned by FoodNavigator-Asia to follow the legalities and loopholes of Asia's produce growing and production network. Please feel free to comment in the box below.

EU, US request for food security data sparks trade row with India

India

EU, US request for food security data sparks trade row with India

By RJ Whitehead

The US and EU have called on the World Trade Organisation to make the provision of full information on India’s food subsidy programme a precondition before they can begin negotiations on how to tackle the issue of legitimising food procurement subsidies.

GreenPalm: More needs to be done in,

More EU members urged to back sustainable palm oil trading

By Nicola Cottam

Sustainable palm oil trader GreenPalm will use this year’s European Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Summit as a platform to urge key players in the EU palm oil industry to galvanise shared knowledge and promote sustainable sourcing.

Lasse Nagell

Vitafoods Asia

Chr Hansen: While EU regulations are tough, Asia's are a minefield

By RJ Whitehead

On a day when its headquarters in Copenhagen announced a significant overhaul of a number of its core businesses, Chr Hansen’s vice-president of health and nutrition sales highlighted the regulatory difficulties companies face when doing business in Asia.

Tetra Pak the latest multinational to hit the Chinese antitrust radar

Tetra Pak the latest multinational to hit the Chinese antitrust radar

By RJ Whitehead

Chinese authorities have opened an investigation into international packaging giant Tetra Pak over suspicions that it had abused its dominant market role in the country. This makes Tetra Pak the latest multinational company to be targeted by regulators.

Food industry has big role to play in Asean single market

Guest voice

Food industry has big role to play in Asean single market

By Beverly Postma, executive director of Food Industry Asia

As the deadline for the creation of single common market across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) fast approaches, the food industry has stepped up to demonstrate that the private sector can play a meaningful role in accelerating the...

Camelicious will become the first camel milk product to be exported into Europe from the Middle East, EICMP has claimed.

UAE, Dubai granted dairy export approval – camel milk processor

By Mark Astley

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Dubai have been granted final approval to become the first Middle Eastern country to export dairy products into the European Union (EU), one of the region’s largest camel milk producers has revealed.

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