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Malaysia: Food Processing Ingredients

The Malaysian food processing industry has been identified as a crucial component of future national economic recovery and growth resulting from the significant disruption of COVID-19 pandemic.
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China: Food Processing Ingredients

China's formidable food processing sector remains vibrant despite the challenges posed by the COVID- 19 pandemic. However, COVID-19 import control measures hamper trade. Despite this, China can be an attractive destination for U.S. ingredients. Products with significant sales potential include cheese, tree nuts, dried and frozen fruit, and pulses.
On November 15, 2021, China notified the National Food Safety Standard: Code of Hygienic Practice of Producing for Prepared Meat Products to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1240. This is the first notification of a domestic code of hygienic practice of producting for prepared meat products in China.
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China: Draft Standard for Infant Formula Manufacturing

On November 17, China notified the National Food Safety Standard: Good Manufacturing Practice for Powdered Infant Formula to the WTO SPS Committee.
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China: Snack Food Market Overview

As incomes rise and consumption increases, China’s snack food market is developing rapidly. Snack food sales reached $74 billion in 2021, an increase of 7.9 percent over the previous year. The COVID-19 pandemic has driven consumers to pay more...
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Hong Kong: Hong Kong Bakery Goods Market

Hong Kong is the ninth largest importer of baked goods in the world, with imports valued at $870 million. Major import categories included pastries, bread, and cakes. For the first ten months of 2021, Hong Kong imports of baked goods were $721 million, a modest increase of 1.61 percent over the same period in 2020.
Hong Kong traders complain about ongoing issues with global shipping logistics and resulting disruptions on supply chains.
Hong Kong authorities reported a detection of COVID-19 virus on imported frozen cuttlefish from Malaysia. Detections were identified on the slice surface and its inner packaging during precautionary testing at the point of entry.
The Hong Kong government recently published a report on its second Food Consumption Survey which highlights local dietary preferences.
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China: China's Frozen French Fries Production Expands

China’s marketing year (MY) 2021/22 fresh potato production is forecast at 94 million metric tons (MMT), a 5 percent decrease over MY2020/21 primarily due to decreased acreage.
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Thailand: Thailand's Pet Food Market

Thailand’s pet food market experienced steady growth due to the rise of “pet humanisation” and an increasing cat population.
On July 28, 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published a notice soliciting comments on "Further Regulating the Labeling and Marking of Infant and Young Children Formula Milk Powder Products (Draft for Solicitation of...