Ocean freight connections allow chocolate and pastry manufacturers to transport smaller shipments from Europe to Asia at lower costs than air freights, according to transportation firm DHL Global Forwarding.
As the economy remains in the doldrums, Americans are showing signs of “frugality fatigue” while food is increasingly “playing an important role in helping consumers cope”, according to trend watchers at General Mills.
A new joint project between DuPont Qualicon and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) aims to develop testing to detect hard-to-identify strains of E.coli that are not regulated and have been causing increasing instances of food contamination.
Australia's almond production is expected to rise by 25 per cent in 2010 - up from 36,500 tonnes this year to 46,100 tonnes, announced the Almond Board of Australia (ABA) during its annual trade visit to India.
Bunge has begun construction on a new grain export terminal it claims will be the first such structure to be built in North America for twenty years as part of attempts to meet strong Asian demand for its products.