Monthly Archives: May 2013

China’s Shuanghui buys Smithfield for $4.7 billion

Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. has agreed to buy Smithfield Foods Inc. for approximately $4.72 billion, the largest acquisition of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm. Hong Kong-based Shuanghui … See on http://www.japantimes.co.jp

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Spicy Tuna Roll

Just One Cookbook shares quick and easy Japanese home cooking with step by step photos. See on justonecookbook.com

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Bubble tea brands banned by Singapore for unapproved chemical content

Singapore food inspection authorities have withdrawn 11 starch-based products from Taiwan – mostly tapioca starch balls used in bubble tea – from sale after finding they contained amounts of an unapproved chemical. See on http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com

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Australia free to export beef to Indonesia, although only in a box

Indonesia has made imports of premium Australian beef exempt from quotas following lengthy negotiations with the Australian government. See on http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com

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Sake Tasting Paris 2013 le salon du Sake et des spiritueux japonais

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Thai beer deal brewing in Myanmar

Thai Beverage Plc may import Myanmar beers while marketing Chang in Myanmar. See on http://www.mizzima.com

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Figures show India’s wealthy are flocking to organic food

The number of wealthy Indians choosing organic food products has grown threefold over the last five years, according to a survey by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). See on http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com

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ASEAN cocoa leads the way

Reposted from Viet Nam News By Xuan Huong ASEAN members should strengthen co-operation and take priority measures to ensure the region remains a primary source of cocoa in the world. Kelvin Lamin o… See on emergingfrontiersblog.com

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In China, food scares put Mao’s self-sufficiency goal at risk | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – The discovery of dangerous levels of toxic cadmium in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou, the latest in a series of food scandals, has piled more pressure on China to clean… See on uk.reuters.com

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Fish gelatine gaining in importance – but remains niche

Fish gelatine is rising in importance as an alternative to bovine and porcine gelatine – but there are still challenges in terms of supply, extraction and functionality. See on http://www.foodnavigator.com

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