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Comment: FSSAI's antagonism on Maggi is lose-lose

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has taken a hard line on Nestle's Maggi brand. But – with Nestle's strong international foo...

BRICs and beyond: Kam Tai's Chinese growth story

Last year, more than 400 local companies in Dongguan, a major manufacturing city in China's southerly Guangdong province, went bankrupt as C...

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...

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

Quotes of week - Just Mayo, Mengniu, VSI 1 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

US egg-free spread Just Mayo hit the headlines this week after the country's food watchdog said it had broken labelling rules. Among a number of M&A deals, European nutrition bar maker VSI was sold to US group Hearthside Food Solutions and Mengniu Dairy, one of China's largest dairy processors, insisted the prospects for the sector in the country remained strong.


Hong Kong blocks Vietnam poultry on bird flu fear 27 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

Hong Kong has put a temporary block on poultry meat and product imports from the Lao Cai Province in Vietnam on the back of bird flu fears.


US lifts ban on Ontario poultry imports - reports 27 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

The US has reportedly lifted a ban on poultry and poultry product imports from Ontario.


EU on alert after salmonella in chocolate scare 25 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

Manufacturers and retailers including Dr Schar and Tesco have been caught up in a salmonella scare linked to wafer products made and distributed from the Netherlands.


Bird Flu bites into Sanderson Farms Q3 profit 25 Aug 15

Hannah Abdulla

Restrictions on exports and lower poultry prices due to the US bird flu outbreak have hit Sanderson Farms' profits and sales in the US group's third quarter.


ITC's Yippee noodles face lead claims 25 Aug 15

Dean Best

Indian FMCG giant ITC has become the subject of speculation over the lead content of noodles after reports food officials in Uttar Pradesh had found a batch contained excess levels of lead.

Latest blogs

Maggi crisis results in Q2 loss for Nestle India arm 29 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

After a particularly difficult quarter in India where it became the centre of the country's worst food scare in a decade, Nestle has reported a loss in its India business for the second quarter of the year.


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.

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