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CommentWire
CommentWire

Food safety: Japan should follow Europe's lead

More and more malpractice scandals are rocking Japan's food chain, hitting consumer confidence in an ever-larger number of brands. Tokyo analysts warn that even more cases may follow - so what can be done to avoid market collapse? The answer may be to follow Europe's approach, working together to increase transparency and rebuild confidence.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Snow Brand: searching for the nearest exit

Snow Brand is anything but as pure as the driven snow - a chain of food scandals has destroyed its good name. Although its distribution network is still valuable, the company is unlikely to escape this mess on its own. Whether the eventual buyer is this alliance, Nestle, or someone else entirely, Snow Brand's future is now in the hands of others.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Mar 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Snow Brand/Nestle: not quite like candy from a baby

Snow Brand certainly needs a partner to shore up its image following a series of scandals, and there are few companies with a quality reputation as rock-solid as the Swiss giant. However, baby products may not be the best area to lead the brand recovery charge.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Dairy food: processed products are the big cheese in Japan

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2005
Expert View
Expert View

New food review: Asian products gallop ahead

Some unusual foods have emerged from Asia recently, with Productscan Online reporting on the launch of a baby food made with horsemeat in Japan, and a savory snack consisting of a fish presented on a stick in China. Both products perhaps reveal a more open-minded approach to eating unusual foodstuffs in the Far East than in the English-speaking world...

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2005
Expert View
Expert View

New Food Review: easy-to-swallow additive targets aging population

Productscan Online has reported some particularly interesting products this month that have one thing in common; teeth. A new food additive in Japan has been designed for the elderly to make food easier to chew and digest by turning it to a jelly consistency. In the US, meanwhile, a new tooth brush-shaped candy is targeting the younger consumer. Dentists may not approve!

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jan 2006
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Expert View

New food review: kelp yourself

Seaweed appears to be gaining popularity in the food world, with Productscan Online featuring two particularly unusual uses for the ingredient - one in a Japanese kelp and apricot candy, and another in a Danish substitute caviar product. These and other intriguing food launches enter the spotlight in the latest Productscan Online round-up...

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2006
Expert View
Expert View

New food review: caffeine hit reaches new levels

Gone are the days when caffeine was only found in coffee products. These days, caffeine is added to a whole host of foodstuffs, as a tour of this month's new product launches on Productscan reveals. Recent launches formulated with caffeine include a potato snack and instant noodles, with both products offering different means for the consumer to get an energy fix.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2007
Expert View
Expert View

New food review: minty fresh meets eco-cool

This month's round up of new food launches finds that manufacturers are experimenting with new types of packaging that address concerns for on-the-go usage and eco-friendliness. These include the launch of a tub of sunflower seeds that comes with an extra pot for the husks and a handle-less milk bottle. Such products show that ideas are far from drying out in food packaging.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2008
Expert View
Expert View

New drinks review: high fiber beer hits health high note

Beverage manufactures have continued their love affair with the health trend, inventing an array of new ways to make their products appear healthier. This month's selection of innovative product launches exemplifies this trend as it includes a high fiber, non-alcohol beer, a herbal-infused vodka and a coffee product containing DHA.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Nov 2008

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