Fytexia pushes into Chinese market
French supplier Fytexia has launched three specialty ingredients on
the Chinese market in a bid to tap into the growing numbers
consuming food supplements in the world's fastest growing economy.
Health concerns dominate Australian beverage boom
Despite a sharp increase in beverage consumption amongst
Australians over the last decade, sales of sugar-sweetened
carbonated soft drinks have fallen "dramatically",
according to a national trade association in the country.
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.
Australian and New Zealand health claims update
An update on proposed health claim regulations in Australia
and New Zealand, which could have far-reaching results for
European companies, will be given at a conference later this month.
News brief: Asia-Pacific tackles BSE, obesity, GM and food prices
China bemoans food prices, Korea fears for its safety
standards, while New Zealand tackles the obesity crisis and
declares GM onions to be scandal free.
New Zealand pushes for traffic light labelling
The New Zealand government should impose "traffic light" health
labels on foods and beverages, recommends a parliamentary
China to undergo emulsifier boon, says report
Chinese demand for food emulsifiers is expected to witness strong
growth over the next few years as food processors increase their
usage to meet growing demand in the country for low-fat foods,
according to new research.
Numico ups Indonesian functional foods investment
Dutch infant nutrition group Numico is to increase its stake in
Indonesian company Sari Husada to capitalise on major growth in the
country for nutrition and health products.
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.
Korean food makers to cut trans fats, say officials
South Korean snack and fast food makers are considering reducing or
even eliminating the use of trans fats by the end of 2008,
according to a report.
McDonald's New Zealand changes to healthier oil
McDonald's New Zealand said yesterday that it would replace its
frying oil with a blend that is lower in saturated fat and
virtually trans-fat free.
China's health foods market set for growth
China's health foods market is small compared to developed nations
but it is set to grow rapidly with government encouragement and
New sterol-fortified foods permitted in Australia
Cholesterol-lowering margarines are set to be joined by
cholesterol-lowering milks, yoghurts and cereals as Australia and
New Zealand's food authority finally approves the new categories.
60 million Chinese urbanites overweight, warns govt
Increased meat and fat consumption, and lower grain and vegetable
intake has left 60 million urban residents in China overweight and
160 million with high blood pressure, according to a report
released at the weekend.
New food labels in Australia 'confusing'
A new system of labelling foods unveiled by a group of Australian
food makers yesterday is confusing, say the country's health