With Asian food consumption expected to increase significantly to 2050, Australian food producers should tap into niche markets and focus on high-quality produce to serve up what Asia wants, a new report shows.
China is where it's at for Australian citrus growers, according to David Thomas, BRIC (Brazil Russia India China) expert. Thomas is the keynote speaker at the Citrus Australia National Issues Forum in Melbourne on 28 and 29 October.
When people start contemplating doing business in China, opinions will gush forth about everything from giving gifts, to using chopsticks, to attempting a few phrases in Chinese. It won’t be too long before another mystifying concept is encountered: Guanxi.
The past five years have seen vegetable exports to China and Korea double to $2 million and $5 million respectively, highlighting the growth opportunities for Australian vegetables in the region, AUSVEG says.
Fonterra has announced it will temporarily suspend consumer operations in Sri Lanka after accusations of tainted product sparked protests outside its Sri Lanka head office.
The US could emerge as a competitor to Australian dairy products in international export markets, according to Tim Hunt, Rabobank’s New York-based global dairy strategist.
China has not imposed a blanket ban on Fonterra’s products, despite the recent recall of products containing Fonterra’s whey protein concentrate due to contamination with Clostridium botulinum, the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries has said.
Dairy exporters, take note: the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India no longer permits the use of animal rennet in the manufacture of dairy products.
DAFF has updated the paper for export sanitary and phytosanitary certificates for dairy products as part of the AQIS brand retirement.
New administrative measures on inspection, quarantine and supervision of imports and exports of dairy products to and from China will come into effect on 1 May 2013.
A trans-Tasman battle over country of origin labelling has erupted, with representatives for fruit and vegetable growers in Australia and New Zealand trading barbed comments about labelling practices.
Perfection Fresh Australia has appointed experienced fresh produce and retail executive Malcolm McLean to lead its Singapore operations as General Manager Exports (Asia).
The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed two new food safety rules aimed at preventing foodborne illness that could impact food producers exporting to the US.
The ‘Operation Hayride’ compliance operation has uncovered widespread and deliberate importation and distribution of prohibited food in Australia. In the second completed prosecution one company director has been gaoled and his company fined. More prosecutions are expected.
Fonterra has recorded its largest ever quarter, with 620,000 tonnes of dairy products shipped for export to over 100 markets around the world - 36% more than last year.