06-Dec-2013 - Dragons’ Den winners Helen and Lisa Tse – the driving force behind Chinese sauce manufacturer and Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin – have thanked Prime Minister David Cameron, after he helped them win an export deal with China worth £6M over the next five years.
06-Dec-2013 - Australian olive oil importers have taken the Australian Olive Association (AOA) to the competition watchdog over the industry body’s recent criticism towards olive oil imports.
05-Dec-2013 - Hershey has chosen India as the first country outside of North America to launch the Jolly Rancher brand.
05-Dec-2013 - Frito-Lay has developed cream stew flavored Cheetos for the Japanese snack market.
05-Dec-2013 - The launch of the World Health Organisation’s new strategy for traditional and complementary medicines (T&CM) has met with approval from industry groups.
05-Dec-2013 - The legislative office of China's State Council has been urged that its term “health-food product”, which refers to all dietary supplements, is too broad a concept and by definition can include “anything that is healthy for humans to consume”.
04-Dec-2013 - The potential brain health benefits of açai (Euterpe oleraceae Mart.) may be linked to an inhibition of the aggregation of beta-amyloid proteins, says a new study from Australia.
04-Dec-2013 - Probiota 2014 – the leading conference bridging the interface of academia and industry for cutting edge science about the prebiotics, probiotics and the microbiome – has extended the call for proposals for its poster sessions by one week to Friday 13th December 2013.
04-Dec-2013 - General Mills Australasia has recalled Old El Paso - Hot Chunky Tomato Salsa due to the presence of glass.
04-Dec-2013 - Scientists in the Far East have discovered a rice gene that in preliminary testing increased production by 13-36% in modern long-grain indica rice varieties—the world’s most widely grown types of rice.
04-Dec-2013 - Australian consumers have shown a strong willingness to pay more for eco-labelled vegetables, while indicating supermarkets should favour environmentally-responsible suppliers, according to new research.
04-Dec-2013 - Branding agency Millward Brown has unveiled its fourth BrandZ 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands league table. The company claims the list has become the “definitive annual study of brand valuation and development in China”.
03-Dec-2013 - BakeryandSnacks is launching a new specialized Milling & Grains supplement in association with sister brand FoodNavigator.
03-Dec-2013 - Greater investment in research to delay aging may be a 'highly efficient' way to prevent disease, extend healthy life, and improve public health, according to new research.
03-Dec-2013 - A delegation from Scotland to India, on a trade mission to promote the country’s food and drink, has proved a hit with its whisky-loving hosts—not least with the announcement shortly afterwards that an Indian company would invest in a new malt distillery in Fife.
03-Dec-2013 - Inflation has been forcing households to cut down on their consumption of nutrient-rich foods by almost 40%, according to a new Indian chambers of industry survey.
03-Dec-2013 - Australia’s is suffering from a crippling and an ever-increasing shortfall of young people interested in producing the country’s food, putting at risk its grand plans for being Asia’s food bowl.
02-Dec-2013 - It was revolving doors today in the Australian food and beverage industry as GrainCorp announced the departure of its chief executive, closely followed by Coca-Cola Amatil broadcasting its own new appointment.
02-Dec-2013 - Canadian dairy giant Saputo has been ordered by the Australian Takeovers Panel not to process any acceptances received under its latest bid for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), following a complaint by rival bidder, Murray Goulburn.
02-Dec-2013 - The retraction last week by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology of the widely criticised anti-GM research paper commonly referred to as “the Séralini paper” no doubt left many in the science community and food industry around the world rightly asking what took so long.