Haze from slash-and-burn agricultural has returned to Southeast Asia this year. Is it enough to wait for regulators to bring the (mainly palm oil) culprits to justice? Asian resource legal experts Rick Beckmann and Kresna Panggabean enter the storm.
Tate & Lyle used the recent Food Ingredients-Asia trade event in Jakarta as a springboard for its mounting ambitions in the country of 250 million people as well as other parts of Asia. Fibre and low-calorie sweeteners for weight control were a big...
Palm oil supplier IOI Loders Croklaan surpassed its goal to increase volumes of certified sustainable palm oil to 30% of total European sales last year – and has certified all its plantations to Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards.
The non-Asian ingredient supply sector is fairly well represented here at Food Ingredients Asia-Thailand in Bangkok, but given current concerns about food supply chain security in the region, is probably still under-represented. Which is surprising…
New Zealand’s ambassador in the UK has said that despite the growing importance of business with China, his country should maintain its trade with Britain. He is lobbying fellow New Zealanders to keep the China boom in perspective.
Nestle is planning to buy a 60 per cent share in China’s Yinlu Foods Group for an undisclosed sum, in a move that will help household brand Yinlu gain more traction in the Central and Western regions of the country.
Brenntag is to acquire Asian chemicals distributor EAC Industrial Ingredients for €160m cash in a move that will significantly expand its presence in the Asia food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors.
A scientist in Thailand has reported success in a decades-long
quest to produce an odourless variety of the infamous durian fruit
- but aficionados claim this amounts to removal of fruit's most
Danisco Flavours has said that it will double its flavour
production in Asia with the construction of a brand new production
facility at its existing emulsifier and functional systems plant in
The UK Food Standards Agency is advising people not to eat a
limited number of jars and packets of pickles, sauces and preserved
vegetables imported from Bangladesh, China, Pakistan and India,
following a survey that showed that these...
The US could see its share of the wheat market in Indonesia,
southeast Asia's biggest buyer, cut by half this year as a result
of surging freight tariffs. Rocketing prices are transforming
global food export markets as importers...
Britain's biggest food retailer Tesco looks set to take a further
step towards its goal of competing with global giants such as
Carrefour and Wal-Mart with a move into the massive Chinese retail
Experts in Asia are predicting that the bird flu outbreak is
threatening to evolve into a situation similar to that of the
recent SARS outbreak, as the disease appears to show no signs of
abating. Meanwhile in Europe strict measures...
Following the Avian 'flu crisis in Asia, a major UK food retailer
is already promising its customers that all its chicken products
can be fully traced. Are European consumers getting jittery about
chicken, and what effect could...
Thailand's tardy admission that its poultry industry is being
decimated by an outbreak of Avian 'flu brought forth a swift EU
response. A ban on Thai imports into the bloc was put in place
Food science and food processing are the focus of the 8th ASEAN
food conference taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam this week. Organised
by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations the event will set
out to inspire new business opportunities...
The acquisition of the Belgian-based flavour house Perlarom has
enhanced Danisco's position in the premier league of European
flavour houses, the Danish company reported this week. In May this
year Danisco acquired the Perlarom...
The Food Standards Agency is to start a precautionary testing
programme for nitrofurans in shrimps and prawns from Vietnam,
Myanmar and Thailand, and poultry meat from Thailand, the agency
reported this week.
An Australian foot-and-mouth expert from the Australian
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
(CSIRO) warned this week that the highly adaptable pan-Asian strain
of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), responsible...
Australian foot-and-mouth expert Dr Laurie Gleeson has warned that
the highly adaptable pan-Asian strain of Foot and Mouth Disease
(FMD), responsible for the UK outbreaks, is on the move in