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just-food's pick: Products on show at SIAL China

China's massive population base – of roughly 1.4bn consumers – rising urbanisation and an expanding middle class make it one of the most pri...

Analysis: Quality, innovation driving Chinese milk

Chinese dairy companies dominate the country's highly consolidated liquid milk sector. A focus on quality and innovation is driving growing...

Focus: Delivering dairy to Indian consumers

Dairy and energy sector experts are optimistic about effective cold chain solutions they say are being developed for India’s dairy sector. S...

Why China was central to Nestle executive change

Nestle's operations in Asia, Oceania and Africa have had a challenging few quarters. CFO Wan Ling Martello has been asked to take charge of...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Kikkoman innovates to stay ahead 4 Nov 2014

Julian Ryall

Like many Japanese food majors, soy sauce and seasonings group Kikkoman Corp. is battling an ageing domestic population. However, through innovation, Kikkoman is looking to meet changing consumer demand at home, while looking to expand further overseas. Julian Ryall met Kikkoman president and CEO Noriaki Horikiri to discuss the company's plans.


just the answer: Amul MD Dr K Rathnam 2 Sep 2014

Poorna Rodrigo

Indian dairy giant Amul is gearing up for growth. The company is preparing a push into the value-added nutraceuticals sector in India while, further afield, the co-operative intends to start manufacturing in Europe and Singapore by early 2016. Newly-appointed managing director Dr K Rathnam speaks to just-food about Amul's future.

Latest News

Japan takes South Korea to WTO over import ban 22 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Japan has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation to challenge South Korea over its import bans and demands for additional testing on Japanese food following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.


Nestle: Maggi noodles "safe" despite India recall 21 May 2015

Katy Askew

Nestle has insisted its Maggi noodles on sale in India are "safe" after local reports suggested food safety authorities in Uttar Pradesh have detected monosodium glutamate and lead in product tests.


China ends Brazil beef ban 20 May 2015

Dean Best

China has lifted an embargo on beef imports from Brazil three years after a cow in the country tested positive for mad-cow disease.


Hong Kong bans poultry from US, Turkey 20 May 2015

Katy Askew

Hong Kong has banned the import of poultry meat and products, including eggs, from the US and Turkey.


PepsiCo, PCPPI to make snacks in Philippines 19 May 2015

Katy Askew

PepsiCo and its local bottling partner, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc, are preparing to start manufacturing the Cheetos snack brand in the Philippines.


Ve Wong, Kinh Do in noodle JV 15 May 2015

Dean Best

Taiwan-based Ve Wong Corp. and Kinh Do, the Vietnamese food group, are to build an instant noodle plant in Vietnam.

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