Japan feed production highest in five years at 23.9 million tonnes

JAPAN – Japan feed production reached 23.9 million tonnes in 2017-18 driven by strong demand from the poultry sector, rising to its highest level since 2012-13, a World Grain report suggests. Citing reference to a March 15 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), World Grain indicates that while livestock levels…

DuPont’s clinical study shows more health benefits from higher doses of multi-strain probiotics

USA – DuPont, the world’s leading science-based products and services company has released clinical study results demonstrating benefits of high-potency, multi-strain probiotic formulations. The study suggests that higher doses of a DuPont Multispecies Probiotic Formulation may permit more benefits for healthy adults than lower doses. According to a clinical trial carried out in collaboration with…

US feed grain exports rise 25% to 38.9MMT helped by increased corn purchases

USA – US exports of feed grains increased by 25.2% to 38.9 million metric tons in the first four months of 2018/19, boosted by exports of corn, dried distillers’ grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s report and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the US feed grains…

UK Government pledges to set zero tariff regime on some imports in no-deal Brexit

UK – The UK government has pledged to set the majority of import tariffs to zero while maintaining tariffs for the most sensitive industries within the food, beverage and agricultural space. If the case that UK leaves the European Union with no deal, the government has said it will cut tariffs on a range of…

USDA’S FSIS issues best practices guideline in response to customer complaints

USA - Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a best practices guideline to help the meat and poultry industry respond to customer complaints related to adulterated or misbranded products. The guidance reinforces the need for the industry to clearly respond to customer complaints of foreign materials…

Norwegian seafood exports valued at US$1.8b in 2019 boosted by salmons

NORWAY – Norway has exported 406,000 tonnes of seafood valued at US$1.88 billion (NOK 16.4 billion) this year to February, supported by among other factors, strong salmon exports. In February, which Norwegian Seafood Council said was the best ever for Norwegian seafood exports, 198,700 tonnes of seafood with a value of NOK 7.8 billion (US$898.23…

DNV GL, GFSI survey reveals certification as most critical tool in advancing food safety

FRANCE - DNV GL, one of the world’s leading certification bodies, and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) in collaboration with The Consumer Goods Forum have identified certification as the most efficient tool for the advancement of food safety. Based on a survey carried out on 1600 industry experts, majority (79%) of companies view certification…

Fat filled milk powder market to grow at 5.8% CAGR, demand from dairy remains pervasive

WORLD – Fat filled milk powder market is set to grow at 5.8% CAGR during 2018-2028 with dairy applications remaining the top growth factors in the forecast period, according to Future Market Insights' (FMI) new intelligence report. Apart from dairy, fat filled milk powder is increasingly getting prominent in multiple sectors of the food and…

FoodDrinkEurope publishes EU policy priorities, calls for least disruptive outcome in Brexit

EUROPE – The EU food industry confederation, FoodDrinkEurope has published its policy priorities for the years ahead and called for the “least disruptive outcome” to the final Brexit negotiations. In an interview with FoodIngredientsFirst, FoodDrinkEurope Director General, Mella Frewen said it expects the EU and UK negotiators to reach an agreement that will least affect…

‘Hard Brexit’ to impact UK food industry negatively, raise consumer prices – Rabobank

UK – The UK economy stands to be hit negatively in case the European Union (EU) and the UK fail to agree on a Brexit deal, while the transition to this situation will be ‘sudden and far-reaching’, says Rabobank. In a research note titled ‘Consequences of hard Brexit on the Food and Agribusiness’, Rabobank says…