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Focus: What impact will Nestle's Maggi scare have?

Dramatic scenes emerged from India today (5 June) as television cameras showed rowdy consumers burning Nestle's Maggi branded noodles in a b...

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...

Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag"

Nestle's sales for the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations and the investment community pointed to China as a key fac...

BRICs and beyond: Bright's international strategy

State-backed Chinese food giant Bright Food Co. continued to make progress with its "go global, bring in" ambition when it acquired a majori...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ramsden International CEO 7 May 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The Middle East is often seen as a bit of a golden nugget for exporters, with 98% of its consumables coming from elsewhere in the world. But Sean Ramsden, CEO of UK wholesale exporter Ramsden International, says it's not always the easiest market in which to operate, with strict compliance legislation and a focus on driving down prices. Hannah Abdulla caught up with Ramsden on the sidelines of Gulfood where they exchanged notes on the challenges and advantages of being an exporter to the Middle East.

Interview: Bottom-up approach to China food safety 15 Jul 2013

David Green

As the Chinese government moves to step up regulation of the country's food industry, China's domestic brands are developing a for-profit food safety model that aims to restore battered consumer confidence in the quality and reliability of the country's foodstuffs, according to Rick Gilmore, chairman of the Global Food Safety Forum (GFSF). David Green caught up with Gilmore in Beijing to find out more.

Latest News

Cooperl fined EUR150,000 for contaminated meat 6 Jul 15

Stuart Todd

France's leading pork processor Cooperl has been handed a fine of EUR150,000 for knowingly selling around 2,000 tonnes of meat contaminated with salmonella between 2010 and 2012.

Canada says Nestle's Maggi noodles "safe" 3 Jul 15

Katy Askew

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has said that it found “no health rise” associated with the consumption of Nestle's Maggi noodles.

Food industry quotes of week: McCormick, Valio 3 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, McCormick highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.

Maggi noodles meet EU lead limits, UK says 1 Jul 15

Dean Best

Maggi noodles collected for tests in the UK amid the claims over the safety of the product in India meet EU rules on lead, regulators in London said today (1 July).

Freeza Meats hit with GBP114k fine 1 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Meat processing firm Freeza Meats has been fined nearly GBP114,000 after it was found guilty for falsely labelling beef products and halal meats.

Nissin withdraws Top Ramen in India 1 Jul 15

Katy Askew

Indo Nissin, the Indian unit of Japanese food giant Nissin, has confirmed the withdrawal of its Top Ramen noodles from the market following a request from the country's food regulator.

Latest blogs

US campaigners lobby FDA on GRAS rules 16 Apr 15

Dean Best

Four campaign groups in the US have urged the country's Food and Drug Administration to close a "loophole" in regulations on food additives and bring the rules - due to be finalised by August next year - in line with policies first drawn up over 50 years ago.

Country-of-origin calls in Australia shine light on habits 9 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

While there are calls in Australia for country-of-origin labelling after the Hepatitis A outbreak, linked to imported berries from China, there has, in the last year, been a small increase in the number of people likely to buy China-made food.

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