Molson Coors signs agreement to distribute Snow beer in UK

UK - Molson Coors has signed an agreement with China Resources Snow Breweries (CRSB), which gives the brand exclusive rights to distribute Snow beer to the UK market. Snow’s main market is China, and CRSB claims it is the highest-selling beer by volume in the world. “Consumers’ tastes are continuing to diversify which makes the beer market…

Demand for infant formula ingredient continues to grow – Advanced Lipids

CHINA - The demand for infant formula containing SN-2 palmitate – an ingredient that mimics the fatty acid profile in human milk – has soared over the past decade and will continue to grow, according to Advanced Lipids. Advanced Lipids is a joint venture established by Enzymotec, a leading biotech company specializing in lipid-based bio-functional…

Tate & Lyle completes China polydextrose facility expansion

CHINA - Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, has announced that the expansion of capacity and process upgrades at its polydextrose facility in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China have been completed. According to the company, the expansion increases capacity at the facility in Nantong by more than three times…

Chinese company invests in Canada infant nutrition plant

CANADA - The government of Ontario has invested US$18.7 million in support of the subsidiary of Feihe International to build a baby formula facility in the Canadian province. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met with Feihe International in Beijing to discuss the company’s plans to build its first baby formula production facility outside of China. According…

Fonterra reports 67% growth during China Double 11 date

CHINA – Fonterra has achieved another strong result through China’s Double 11 sales period – the world’s largest shopping event – with sales of more than US$15million across the Anchor, Anmum and Anlene brands, and an increase of 67% on last year. According to the company, the sales of Anchor UHT milk were particularly strong…

Berberine linked to memory loss and impaired learning advantages

CHINA – Plant-derived compound berberine has been linked to ability to regulate levels of stress-response proteins including sirtuin imparting positive effects on memory loss and impaired learning, according to researchers. In addition to improving diabetic encephalopathy and slowing central nervous system degeneration, berberine was also associated with better lipid metabolism and decreased fasting glucose in…

Chinese researchers suggest spicy foods reduce salt intake and blood pressure

CHINA – Recent research from China has suggested that consumers who eat more spicy food consume less salt and have lower blood pressure, potentially reducing their risk of heart attacks and stroke. According to Consumer Reports, the researchers from Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China analysed the taste preferences and health of 606 people…

Givaudan lays foundation for new production hub in China

CHINA – Givaudan has laid a foundation towards the construction of a new production hub worth US$102 million in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province of China, set to become operational in 2020. This is Givaudan’s largest investment, which is targeted towards the reiteration of the company’s commitment to continue investing in high growth markets such as China.…

Givaudan lays ground for fragrance production hub in China

CHINA – Global fragrance and flavours company Givaudan has laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new fragrances production hub worth US$102 million in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province of China, set to become operational in 2020. The Givaudan’s largest investment, which is targeted towards the reiteration of the company’s commitment to continue investing in…