May 27, 2015

New food labeling requires care

Consumers must remember that the government does not guarantee the effects and safety of food products certified as having enhanced health-boosting properties.

May 22, 2015

Iwate issues certificates of origin for food exports to Taiwan

The Iwate Prefectural Government has begun issuing certificates of origin for farm, fishery and processed food exports to comply with tougher rules adopted by Taiwan last week. Iwate took the action Thursday to prevent local industries from being adversely affected by Taipei’s decision to ...

Officially microwavable dog food to hit shelves June 1

May 21, 2015

Officially microwavable dog food to hit shelves June 1

For dog lovers whose hard-to-please pets cause them stress when they simply refuse to eat their daily fare, one innovative company appears to have found a unique answer: a microwavable dog food that is said to bring out the aromas dogs cherish. Unicharm Corp., ...

May 17, 2015

Aluminum cans in wider use for canned coffee

Aluminum cans are increasingly being used for canned coffee in Japan, grabbing market share from steel, the conventional material for containers of the ubiquitous beverage. According to data from the Japan Soft Drink Association, the market share of steel cans fell to 45.7 percent ...

Increased Asian demand boosts geoduck farming

May 15, 2015

Increased Asian demand boosts geoduck farming

John King plunges his arm up to his shoulder into the mudflats of Puget Sound, roots around and soon pulls from the muck the world’s largest burrowing clam. The mollusk squirts water from its long obscene-looking neck. King dodges the spray, already using a ...

May 14, 2015

U.S. develops first government label for GMO-free products

The U.S. Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. The USDA’s move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Certification would be voluntary — ...

May 8, 2015

Vegemite with chocolate? It's no smear campaign

Confectionery maker Cadbury said Friday it has created a new taste sensation by combining its well-loved milk chocolate with an unusual flavor — Australia’s famous, sharply savory spread Vegemite. Cadbury Australia said the new product was “surprisingly delicious” and one of four new flavor ...