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Food & Beverage

Bird flu outbreak costs Chinese poultry industry more than $6.5 billion

The sector has been losing 1 billion yuan a day since the end of March as chicken-product sales continue to dwindle and prices plunge due to consumer fears over bird flu.
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Danone to invest $417 million in China's biggest dairy producer

French food-products company Danone has agreed to invest $417 million in two deals with China Mengniu Dairy Co., China's biggest dairy producer.
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European pumps market for food & beverage to focus on energy efficiency

Although the ongoing economic turmoil in Europe means that market participants are in for a bumpy ride, the processed food industry is set to bail out the European pumps market for the food and beverage industry over the short-term.
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Global beverage packaging market to reach $118.8 billion by 2017

The global market for beverage packaging is set to reach $118.8 billion by 2017, as beverage consumption trends and environmental issues will play a significant part in developing the market over the next few years.
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Mixers make instant coffee production in Thailand efficient

Specializing in production and packaging of instant coffee and tea, CMYK Ltd. was established in Thailand in 2001 as the exclusive co-manufacturer for what some say is the world’s biggest food company, Nestlé.
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Dutch company develops self-heating baby bottle

An innovative self-heating package specifically designed for semi-liquid food like baby formula has been developed by Dutch company Aestech.
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European hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries

The outbreak started in Denmark and spread to Finland, Norway and Sweden. At least 71 people have been affected so far.
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Rat meat sold as lamb, Chinese authorities discover

Chinese authorities have arrested 63 people involved in an operation that allegedly sold more than $1 million in rat, fox, mink and other meat as lamb.
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Global food industry faces challenges as population grows

As projections for the increase in global population predict a leap of two billion people by 2050, to a staggering 9.3 billion, the question of providing enough food for that many people poses a serious challenge to researchers and policymakers.
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New Zealand company develops method for real-time meat contamination detection

A New Zealand biotechnology company has announced that it has developed a method that allows processing firms to receive real-time results from meat contamination tests.
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