Diageo to acquire Ryan Reynolds Aviation Gin

Diageo to acquire Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo will acquire Aviation American Gin, which is co-owned by actor Ryan Reynolds, through the acquisition of Aviation Gin LLC and Davos Brands LLC in a $610m deal.

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.

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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:

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.

US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

By Eliot Beer

US food producers saw record exports to the GCC of US$3bn last year according to new figures, as American trade associations organised events in Kuwait and around SIAL ME.

The weakening Australian dollar is proving to be an advantage to the meat industry

Weak Australian dollar helps meat industry

By Chloe Ryan

The weak Australian dollar throughout 2015 has worked in the favour of its red meat industry, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has said, cementing its position as a net red meat exporting nation. 

DSM CEO: Global economy continues to exhibit “microeconomic uncertainty and low consumer confidence”

Giant confronting omega-3, vitamin E challenges

DSM nutrition profits dip 7% in 2014


Pricing and sector market challenges, currency fluctuations and some stiff economic headwinds have contributed to 2014 full-year EBITDA profits sliding 7% for the world’s biggest nutrient player, DSM.

Live exports are expected to drop back significantly this year

Australian cattle industry expecting tight supply ahead

By Georgi Gyton

Two years of record cattle turn-off and live exports are likely to bring significant contraction in the market this year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) 2015 cattle industry projections, published yesterday (27 January).

Pecan Innovation Center: 'We’re trying to get manufacturers and ingredient folks to think about them as something other than a sweet pie filling'

Pecans: America's forgotten nut?

By Kacey Culliney

Pecans are not top of mind for US manufacturers and ingredient players but the antioxidant-rich nuts can move way beyond the famous pie, says the head of Georgia’s Center for Pecan Innovation.

FDA clearly ramping up scrutiny of Indian pharma businesses

FDA clearly ramping up scrutiny of Indian pharma businesses

By RJ Whitehead

With two more warning letters sent by the US drug regulator to Indian companies for violation of acceptable manufacturing practices, America has brought to six the number of India-based drugmaking facilities against which it has taken action over the...

World slowly waking up to what Asia has known for years

Case study

World slowly waking up to what Asia has known for years

By RJ Whitehead

It is no secret Malaysia has a strict halal verification process and its certification is accepted across all Muslim countries, including the Middle East. But why did the country embark on a policy to tame the standards beast.

Far East and America driving Australian beef dynamics

State of the industry

Far East and America driving Australian beef dynamics

By RJ Whitehead

Changing trends in traditional key export markets are presenting both hurdles and opportunities for Australia's boxed-beef exporters, according to a recently released industry report.

US food exports jump 27% in the Philippines

US food exports jump 27% in the Philippines

By Ankush Chibber

The Philippines has emerged as a top destination for US food and beverage manufacturers, says the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Giant Shanghai ingredients show expresses Asia's healthy evolution

On the road in China

Giant Shanghai ingredients show expresses Asia's healthy evolution

By Shane Starling in Shanghai

For someone more acquainted with ingredients expos in Europe and the US, walking around the vast halls of Food Ingredients Asia-China (FIC) in Shanghai today made me realise what a small percentage of the continent's nutrients industry fills those...

China's food and grocery market - set to fire, according to IGD

China: The new global food and grocery giant

By Kacey Culliney

China’s food and grocery market has outgrown the US market and is now the biggest in the world and forecast to hit US$1.46 trillion by 2015, according to a report.


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