Australia’s live cattle trade to Indonesia has been subject to scrutiny and criticism in the past week, after an ABC Four Corners program revealed gross mistreatment and inhumane slaughtering of cattle in Indonesian abattoirs.
A preserved fruits manufacturer in China has been detained by police after the company was suspected of using an industrial chemical in its food additives.
Australian beef may have been involved in the recent E coli outbreak in Japan, but contamination is likely to have occurred overseas during processing, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) have said.
A new E coli outbreak in Japan, which has left 15 people ill, is suspected to have come from beef imported from Australia.
Nestlé has installed a new seasoning production line at its Maggi factory in Dongguan, northwest of Hong Kong in China.
Dutch company, CSM, is increasing its presence in the Asian bakery market with the opening of a new factory in China.
New Zealand-based dairy company, Fonterra, is in its final stages of completing the purchase of an 850-hectare farm in the mid-west of Goias State in Brazil.
Global PET beer bottle consumption is forecast to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.3 per cent to reach 7.7 billion bottles by 2015, according to a new study by market research group Pira International.
Fonterra has claimed a strong Asian demand has helped generate record dairy export.
Nestlé and General Mills will invest $37 million over two years in the construction of a new breakfast cereals factory in Malaysia.
Police have seized 26 tonnes of melamine-tainted milk powder from an ice-cream manufacturer in Chongqing, south-west China.
Nestlé is set to become a major player in China’s ready snacks sector with the recent acquisition of a Chinese food company that manufactures peanut milk drinks and canned rice porridge.
Coca-Cola began negotiations last week with its South Korean unit about importing emergency mineral water to areas of Japan where tap water supplies have been affected by radiation.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has requested the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service to temporarily stop food imports from four of Japan’s prefectures that surround the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.