Monthly Archives: November 2007

Fresh, Frozen Or Canned Vegetables, Which Is Best?

Fresh is best, or is it? I recently found an interesting website from Australia that compares the nutrient value of frozen, canned and fresh vegetables.  They went to the Coles and Woolworths stores and bought the best fresh vegetables, and the top selling frozen and canned brands.  The test covered the following vegetables – corn,…

China CIQ Announces New Label Regulations

The China CIQ has now announced new regulations to go into effect on December 1, 2007. In addition to the CIQ sticker on the outer cartons the new regulation requires that the inner poly be stamped. The stamp would have the format of factory name presented in a code format, year (last digit ie. 2007…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Noon International.  Be thankful for all we have and help those in need. 

Japan Tobacco To Acquire Frozen Food Maker Katokichi

Japan Tobacco has announced its interest in acquiring frozen  food maker Katokichi for about $1 billion (US) dollars.  After completion Japan Tobacco and Nissan would be folded into Katokichi.  See the complete article in Bloomberg.  [tags] Noon International, Japan Tobacco, Katokichi, frozen food [/tags]

Vegetables For Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and most will have the traditional turkey but what  about vegetables?  Some  of the best vegetables one can have for Thanksgiving are sweet potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin and acorn  squash all good cancer fighting vegetables (check out the ACS website, click here).  All the above vegetables are good year round and the sweet…

What Happened To Ethanol

It was not long ago that everybody was taking  about the impact of ethanol on the food chain as many farmers started to produce corn for ethanol production.  It had an immediate impact on supplies and perhaps today we still hear about the impact it is having on the dfood supply.   Will the food inflation…

Food Imports H.R. 3610

A bill is in congress to amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to safety for food and drugs imported into the United States (H.R. 3610 introduced by John D. Dingell D – Mich.). Of key interest to U.S. importers of frozen vegetables are: If passed it would go into effect not later…

China Vegetable Inflation

As an importer of China frozen vegetables we understand the problems that China is currently facing.  Labor cost is rising, energy cost is rising and this last year China has been plagued by weather related problems from typhoons, to draught, to abnormal rain fall.  Needless to say that with the gradual appreciating of the RMB…

Maybe It’s Time To Eat More Vegetables

This is an interesting site to visit http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/fit.nation/obesity.map/, an obesity map that shows the changes from  1985 through 2006.  Just click on the tab for the year and you check the various years out to illustrate the magnitude  of the problem.  Now is the time for us all to reflect upon what we eat and reverse…

ANUGA 2007 Speech Presented By Lily Noon

Lily Noon of Noon International presented her speech on China past, present and future on October 16, 2007 in Cologne, Germany.  http://www.noon-intl.com/blog/anuga-speech-by-lily-noon-oct-16-2007-presented-at-crystal-ice-awards/ [tags] Noon International, China, food safety [/tags]