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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: food additives

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:03pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... Stuart Heaver Stuart Heaver Food additives Restaurant menus have their own language. Overcooked superlatives and strangled sentences are apparently meant to entice us to order the stuff formerly known as food. Avid students of menu-speak have noted that the new emphasis on locally sourced and organic food has produced some stomach-turning linguistic results. In this brave new ...

  2. MSG producer profits after healthy recovery

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Firm's chairman says increase in sales volume leads to 108 per cent rise in gross profit despite an oversupply of the food additive on mainland Fufeng Group, producer of glutamic acid, reported a substantial growth in gross profit for the first half of this year. The group has shaken off the oversupply of glutamic acid in the monosodium glutamate (MSG) market in China, ...

  3. Business

    US sets preliminary duties on food additive from China, Austria

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:17pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington The US Commerce Department on Friday said it had set preliminary duties ranging up to 154 per cent on imports of a food additive and thickening agent from China and Austria to offset what it said were unfairly low prices. The ruling is a victory for CP Kelco, a family-owned Atlanta-based company which filed a petition last year asking for anti-dumping duties ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - APP OF THE WEEK

    App of the Week: Food additive guide

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales healthpost@scmp.com When everything starts with an E Foodditive- Food Additive Guide US$4.49 Rating 9/10 I'm pretty careful about what I eat and use on my skin. I spend ... Here was an app I could use on shopping trips, to get the scoop on all kinds of additives. No more need to Google in the supermarket aisle. I have the app ready whenever I go shopping. I can ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTHY GOURMET

    Healthy Gourmet: not all additives are bad for you

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Oschetti

    ... are additives. Their use is widespread in industrial food. Additives do not have a good reputation, but aren't evil, per se. The reason additives are used in a particular product needs to be understood. Some are included in food to hide the low quality of the raw materials. Others, like colourants, are used to make the products look better than they really are. Additives can be used ...

  6. Ban on flour whitener in the mix

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Ministry of Health is considering a ban on a controversial food additive that makes flour appear whiter but is blamed by some for destroying its nutrients. Ministry ... than two decades. The ministry would ask the national food additive standards committee to discuss the issue before deciding whether to impose a ban. He said accusations in a Southern Weekly ...

  7. Biochemical firm sees sharp rise in net profit

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rising demand from the oil industry has led to a surge in demand for xanthan gum globally. During the period under review, the food additive's profit increased to 381.5 million yuan, ... in the average selling price of the food additive, as a result of intense competition, the sales volume and revenue of xanthan gum grew by 127.5 per cent and 105.2 per cent, respectively. Using economies ...

  8. Ultraj aya helps push national food self-sufficiency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 11:05am by Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh

    ... of quality and food safety. In addition to its dairy offerings, Ultrajaya produces tea, tamarind juice and mung bean health drinks. The company's production processes are almost 100 per cent ... Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh As Southeast Asia's biggest economy, Indonesia is a major food importer. The country, however, is seriously working toward food ...

  9. Powder room

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison Bourjois has teamed up with artist and illustrator Nathalie Lete to celebrate the brand's Parisian heritage. The result is the limited-edition collection Rendez-vous a Paris, eight delicate pots of eye shadows and blushers in varying ...

  10. Campaign to ban additives in food extended

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... implemented food additive regulations, companies still cut corners to seek profit at the expense of consumers' health, and some 'criminals' used 'modern techniques' to blend illegal additives into food products, he said. Food safety 'was a complicated and tough task', and the government had to take a long-term approach in addressing it, Mr Su said. During ...




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