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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping spoke about beef trade, among other issues, at the meeting

US and China to ‘flesh out’ beef deal

By Oscar Rousseau

White House representative Sean Spicer has confirmed Chinese president Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump did discuss expanding beef exports, amid rumours China has relaxed restrictions on US beef.

Chilled beef exports from the US increased by 40%

Korea and Japan the top buyers of US beef

By Oscar Rousseau

Asian markets outside of China, notably South Korea and Japan, were the biggest buyers of US beef in July, according to trade data from the US Meat Export Federation. 

Orange juice is 100% juice from oranges. Or is it? The answer, it seems, depends on where in the world you are. The US, for example, has 12 subcategories of orange juice. Photo: iStock.

Guest Article

Navigating complex global rules for soft drinks

By Oliver Leedam, principal regulatory analyst, Leatherhead Food Research

For soft drink and fruit juice manufacturers looking to expand into new geographies, understanding global regulations is vital. However, this is no mean feat.

Picture: istockphoto-TimArbaev

Islam was the fastest growing religion in America from 2000 to 2010

GUEST ARTICLE: US halal food regulations… Are you up to speed?

By Jeanne Cullen and Furqan Mohammed, Perkins Coie LLP

A growing segment of US consumers is scrutinizing animal treatment and slaughter from an Islamic lens, while halal food consumption among the nation's fast-growing Muslim population has become a ballooning enterprise in the United States and is now...

Pre-conception folic acid supplementation may reduce preterm birth risk by 8% and small-for-gestational-age birth risk by 19% compared to those not using supplements. Photo credit: iStock.com

When should pregnant women take folic acid?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Taking folic acid supplements pre-conception may lower the risk of preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age, but post-conception may be too late to have an effect, according to research in 240,954 pregnant women.

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