- Published: Wednesday, 20 July 2016 20:05
Chinese pork producers are struggling after the city of Wuhan was left paralysed by the worst flooding since 1998 weather crisis. Aoxin Tianli Group, a pig producer operating in retail and e-commerce out of Wuhan City has suffered approximately $1.5m of damages coming from livestock deaths, contaminated feed supplies and ruined farming structures.
- Published: Wednesday, 20 July 2016 08:01
The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizen’s meat consumption to reduce greenhouse emissions by 1bn tones by 2030. Not only does this measure cut down the emissions, but also reduce the country’s problems with obesity and diabetes.
- Published: Thursday, 30 June 2016 04:01
Ensuring a supply of safe and quality food in an era of rapid globalisation, where consumer demand is leading to issues like food fraud, was an overarching theme at the fourth World of Food Safety Conference, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, at the end of May, 2016.
TheRiceBowl.Asia’s take: With members from academia, government and industry sectors all in discussion on how to maintain food safety at optimal levels by identifying crucial issues, all relevant stakeholders will be able to conceptualize and put into action proper prevention techniques, policies and such to further strengthen food safety in the era of globalization. Action might take time, but at the very least things are moving forward.
- Published: Thursday, 30 June 2016 03:51
Confectionery volumes are forecast to decline faster than any other packaged food category after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
TheRiceBowl.Asia’s take: With the UK being one of the key destinations of intra-EU exports of confectionary products, there would definitely be consequences for the industry, not just limited to snacks and confectionary items, but the entire EU food trade.
- Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:31
A joint project is helping cinnamon producers in Sri Lanka meet food safety and hygiene standards to boost export opportunities.
TheRiceBowl.Asia’s take: Partnerships with international organizations will only further establish Sri Lanka as one of the primary cinnamon producers of the world.
- Published: Friday, 10 June 2016 02:16
The proportion of Australians buying instant coffee has declined over the last five years, while fresh coffee sales have increased, market research has found.
- Published: Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:09
International seafood processor Thai Union has given jobs to more than 1,000 workers who were made redundant in a restructuring of its external supply chain.
- Published: Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:08
A suggestion by India’s prime minister for all fizzy drinks to have at least 2% natural fruit juice content has baffled many beverage manufacturers.
- Published: Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:02
With various emerging Asian markets now considering legislation or tighter regulation of sugar in soft drinks, one of the key issues of the regional beverage industry in 2016 might well be diminishing volume growth due to higher taxation, according to Euromonitor.
- Published: Wednesday, 17 February 2016 09:58
Medical food specialist Targeted Medical Pharma has signed a Chinese distribution deal that bodes well for the long term health of the company.
- Published: Friday, 22 January 2016 06:59
In the fast changing market, how do companies keep their finger on the pulse of new trends? Wanpen, General Manager of DPO Thailand, spoke to FoodNavigator-Asia.com on how DPO International strives for innovation and developments for food products & technology.
- Published: Monday, 28 December 2015 10:03
The perceived convenience associated with packaged food has been driving lightning growth in the segment, according to an Assocham report.
- Published: Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:11
A recently published World Health Organization (WHO) report, which presents the first global and regional estimates of the burden of foodborne diseases, states that as many as 600 million people worldwide fall ill after consuming contaminated food. The WHO hopes that this new information will foster increased political attention and spur collective action toward improving food safety.
- Published: Thursday, 17 December 2015 08:54
Makers of sugary beverages have called on the government to drop a planned tax on their products, claiming it will hurt their revenue and lead to layoffs.
- Published: Thursday, 17 December 2015 08:44
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade has chosen Hoc Mon Wholesale Market and Ben Thanh Market to implement a pilot food-safety market model,according to a report in the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.