The confectionery market in India is expected to grow by 71% in the next four years, as the growing Indian middle-class consumes more gums and jellies, and chocolate continues to be high in demand among children, according to research by Canadean.
Patties Foods has extended the recall of its frozen berry products to include its Nanna's Raspberries 1 kg packs after investigations revealed a potential link to a specific source of raspberries from China.
The Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM) has granted approval under the country's Anti-Monopoly Law for Wilmar International and First Pacific Company to acquire Goodman Fielder.
The global frozen food market was worth US$122.1 billion in 2013 and is set to reach US$156.4 billion in 2020 - a CAGR of 3.6% - according to a new market report by Persistence Market Research.
Poor hygiene is being blamed for the alleged contamination of frozen berries with Hepatitis A. However, Patties Foods says the recall has been instigated only as a "precautionary measure, in the interests of public safety" and that further testing is required.
Halal food certification in Australia has become a contentious issue.
More than $11 million in grants is up for grabs to improve market access for small exporters of dairy, meat, egg, fish, horticulture and grain products. The grants form part of the $15 million, four-year Package Assisting Small Exporters.
As part of AUSPACK's 30th anniversary celebrations, the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and the APPMA have organised a whole week of events: Packaging and Processing Week 2015.
Struggling confectionery manufacturer Betta Foods could have new owners in the coming weeks. The administrator has received numerous expressions of interest to purchase the business but has had to make redundancies to keep the business afloat.
Nominations are closing soon for the 2015 Advance Global Australian Awards. Winners will be announced on 14 September at the Global Australian Leadership Summit, which will be held at the Sydney Opera House on 13-14 September.
Campden BRI, a membership-based food research organisation, has released the findings of its research into what industry needs from science and technology. And caring about consumers is near the top of the list.
The winners of the 2015 APPMA Industry Excellence Awards will be announced during AUSPACK on 25 March at the Crown Complex Melbourne.
The program for the 2015 National Technical Forums has been released, showcasing 37 speakers, including eight internationals, covering a range of topics over four days addressing the theme of 'Open Innovation & Collaboration'.