Southeast Asia

Haze from Indonesia's forest fires last year spread to neighbouring countries, such as Krabi, Thailand, and has returned this year. © iStock/NuttKomo

Palm oil industry under fire as Indonesia’s haze drama continues

By Rick Beckmann & Kresna Panggabean

Haze from slash-and-burn agricultural has returned to Southeast Asia this year. Is it enough to wait for regulators to bring the (mainly palm oil) culprits to justice? Asian resource legal experts Rick Beckmann and Kresna Panggabean enter the storm.

Puratos and Grand-Place sign the joint venture agreement

Puratos inks Vietnam JV with chocolatier

Puratos Group has inked a joint venture in Vietnam with Belgian chocolatier Grand-Place to seize on surging demand in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors in the country.

UK poultry feels the squeeze

UK poultry feels the squeeze

The price paid to British farmers for chicken needs to increase by
8p a kilogramme if the industry is to survive, the National Farmers
Union said yesterday. Poultry producers are getting an average of
2p less than the cost of production...

UK pork processors get a boost

UK pork processors get a boost

December is proving to be a good month for the UK pig industry. A
national pig health and welfare strategy has been launched, and the
government yesterday announced that the Japanese market to British
pork has officially been reopened....

Swede success

Swede success

Swedish firm SCA has increased its ownership interest to 65 per
cent in Central Package Group, which holds a stable position on the
Chinese packaging market. The move represents the latest European
foray into Asia's burgeoning...

Asian spiral freezers

Asian spiral freezers

Thai Industrial Gases, a division of the worldwide BOC gas
processing company, has established spiral freezer manufacturing
capabilities to serve Asian food processors.

Danisco expands in Asia

Danisco expands in Asia

Danish food giant Danisco has confirmed the acquisition of flavours
company Perlarom, as it expands into the Southeast Asia flavours
market, according to a report from Dairy International.