- Published: Friday, 07 April 2017 01:56
Meat traders from India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, are on indefinite strike to protest the new Hindu nationalist state government’s forced closure of slaughterhouses and meat shops.
- Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017 04:01
Halal is no longer the sole domain of Muslims, and is instead “a new culture many countries are keen to embrace” as they seek healthier and more sustainable food supplies.
- Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017 03:58
China’s food regulator has acknowledged that it still faces severe challenges in maintaining food safety, even though it has seen improvements in recent years.
- Published: Wednesday, 01 March 2017 04:38
Chinese police recently seized 300,000 counterfeit chocolate pieces during the 2017 Lunar New Year worth around 700 RMB ($102) per box, after a wedding candy store owner received complaints from local consumers.
- Published: Wednesday, 01 March 2017 04:36
Southeast Asia’s food and drink market will be dominated by four trends this year, according to Mintel.
- Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:47
Comprising hydrocolloids, protein and starch, the food thickeners market is expected to reach US$15.8 billion by 2022, reports Markets and Markets.
- Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 09:45
Crickets could become a functional protein ingredient to rival casein and whey in nutritional beverages and sports drinks, researchers suggest.
- Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:10
Medical cannabis has gained traction in recent years along the same timeframe that health food trends have sky rocketed. Marijuana is slowly taking its rightful place in the ranks as not only an extremely effective medication, but as a healthy food product as well.
- Published: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:08
Hong Kong’s quality assurance watchdog has teamed up with two foreign standards organizations to create a scheme to improve the traceability of products in a supply chain that sees more than 90% of its goods imported.
- Published: Friday, 10 February 2017 08:47
Food scientist Steve Witherly claims MSG is perfectly safe and stands fully behind his “Supersalt” mixture featuring nine parts salt, one part MSG, and a bit of disodium inosinate.
- Published: Friday, 10 February 2017 08:42
Having risen to become one of the world’s biggest producers of halal food, Thailand is now seeking to invest in halal production in neighbouring Cambodia.
No evidence of link between fruit and veg consumption and reduction in overall cancer cases: Major Japan study
- Published: Friday, 10 February 2017 08:37
There is insufficient evidence of a link between fruit and vegetable consumption and a reduction in the number of overall cancer cases, according to a pooled analysis of large-scale cohort studies from Japan.
- Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2017 06:12
Two of Japan’s biggest conglomerates are planning huge expansion of their ‘beef bowl’ fast food chains across China in order to compensate for low growth in a saturated Japanese marketplace.
- Published: Tuesday, 24 January 2017 06:10
Brands will place more emphasis on smaller pack sizes in 2017, according to Euromonitor International.