Yili and Mengniu Support Inner Mongolia Dairy Products, TCM Breakfasts, Frozen Food COVID-19 and More
Grassland Dairy Funding: Yili and Mengniu back bid to make Inner Mongolia a major hub
The local government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has allocated specific funding for the development and revitalization of the dairy industry in the region, with the aim of working with local dairy giants Yili and Mengniu to maximize its potential.
The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is home to big dairy names such as Yili and Mengniu, as it is mostly grassland, making it a very suitable place for establishing dairy farms.
Recently, the local government of the region decided to formalize plans to develop a dairy hub there, based on the large volume of dairy business already underway, and allocated a total of 348 million yuan ($52 million ) to do this.
“Breaking the bottleneck”: Chinese functional food specialist BuffX launches TCM concept breakfast
Chinese functional food company BuffX has outlined its strategy to overcome the bottleneck seen in tier one and two cities – by launching powder-based “breakfasts” in lower tier cities, formulated using traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) concepts.
CEO Kang Le revealed that the company will venture into TCM-related products aimed at consumers in China’s third- and fourth-tier cities.
The first product to be launched is developed based on the TCM formulas 1) Si Shen Tang (四神汤), which is usually taken to improve appetite and 2) Shen-ling-bai-shu-san (参苓白术散), which is widely used for gastrointestinal disorders. The powder product turns into a porridge after being dissolved in water and can be eaten for breakfast.
COVID-19 contamination: frozen foods can carry viruses, according to a study by Chinese public health authorities
Frozen foods from meat and poultry processing factories or markets may be contaminated with the COVID-19 virus, according to a new article released by the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC).
Scientists collected and analyzed more than 55 million imported and domestic food swabs from the cold chain and their outer or inner packaging during slaughter, production and processing, storage, transport and sale to the detail between July 2020 and July 2021.
A total of 1,455 samples (0.26 per 10,000) tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid. For the virus-positive samples, 96.41% and 3.59% of the samples were food and food packaging materials, and environmental swabs, respectively.
Uncommon consumption: less than one in five people take supplements in Inner Mongolia – Study
Fewer than one in five people in Inner Mongolia regularly consume dietary supplements, but among those who do, calcium is by far the most popular product, new data reveals.
The study found that 18.83% of Mongolians use dietary supplements in Inner Mongolia. In decreasing order of prevalence, the types used were calcium, vitamin C, multivitamin, vitamin B, multivitamin/mineral, protein, vitamin E, and vitamin D.
The most popular supplement among the subjects was calcium. The study showed that the highest rate of calcium supplementation among Mongolians who consumed dietary supplements was 58.15%. The second most popular supplement was vitamin C. Usage rates for vitamin B, vitamin D, vitamin E, protein, and multivitamins/minerals were also recorded to be below 5%.
Omnichannel Retail in China: Chromadex Aims for Blue-Hat Registration for Tru Niagen Within Two Years
US-based nicotinamide riboside (NR) manufacturer Chromadex is eyeing omnichannel retail in China and is confident of obtaining “blue-hat” health food registration status – required for normal health food trade in China – in the next 24 months or less.
Chromadex recently announced a joint venture with three other companies to facilitate the distribution of Tru Niagen through all channels in China. The joint venture will consist of Chromadex Asia Limited, Crystal Lake Developments Limited, Pioneer Idea Holdings Limited and Hong Kong Taikuk (China) Group Limited.