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Indonesia shifts seafood exports to new markets

Indonesia is concerned the economic slowdown in Japan will further impact its seafood exports. The ITC Trademap data show Japan’s seafood imports were down...

Japan’s chicken consumption to remain unchanged

Food inflation will keep Japan’s chicken consumption in 2024 at the same level as in 2023, predicted Rabobank in its Global Poultry Quarterly Q1...

Tokyo supermarket stocks more chicken due to inflation

Tokyo supermarkets are stocking up on chicken meat as customers are shifting from beef to more affordable options amid rising prices. Japan’s economic downturn...

Japan strengthens ASF quarantine measures

As part of efforts to keep ASF at bay, Japanese quarantine officials are using sniffer dogs to stop travelers from bringing meat products into...

Nutricell exports feed supplement to Japan

Indonesia’s Nutricell Pacific has shipped its first batch of Nutrifat Ca-84 feed supplement to Japan. The 14-ton shipment, valued at USD 12,500, is part...

Japan seeks seafood processing partners in Vietnam

Twelve Japanese seafood processing companies have visited Vietnam to find new processors of seafood products. Last August, China suspended imports of seafood from Japan...

Malindo exports processed chicken again to Japan

Malindo Feedmill’s subsidiary in Indonesia Malindo Food Delight recently exported 6 tons of processed chicken to Japan. The shipment included nuggets and karaage under...

Affordable growth mediums for cultivated protein

Japan’s IntegriCulture has created CulNet, a cellular agriculture infrastructure platform for producing affordable growth mediums and other solutions for cultivated proteins. The startup plans...

Japan records sixth AI outbreak of this season

Central Japan started culling around 50,000 birds on January 5 following the confirmation of the first highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) outbreak of the...

Consumer preference leads to large funding for alternative proteins

Japan has granted a total of USD 19.6 million to two alternative protein startups, based on a recent study showing its consumers’ preference for...

Singapore halts Japanese poultry imports

Singapore stopped importing raw poultry and poultry products from parts of Japan affected by the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza (AI). These include the...

Singapore suspends poultry imports from Japan due to AI

Singapore has temporarily suspended poultry imports from four Japanese prefectures due to bird flu outbreaks, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced on December 8. The...

Indonesia aims to boost halal product exports to Japan

The Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture is collaborating with livestock industry players to tap into the halal market in Japan. Nasrullah, Director General of Livestock...

Japan to cull 72,000 birds in second bird flu outbreak

An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a poultry farm in Japan's eastern prefecture of Ibaraki has been confirmed, marking the second...

Japan records its first AI outbreak this season

Japan detected the first case of highly pathogenic H5-type avian influenza (AI) this season at a poultry farm in Saga prefecture, NHK reported. Local...

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