Australia: Goodman in the dough

Macquarie Park / AU. (gfl) Goodman Fielder Limited announces a 23 percent increase in full year profit that was boosted by acquisitions, and says it is well positioned for profit growth in the year ahead. The company reported a 45,7 million AUD increase in profit on a pro-forma basis to 243,2 million AUD for the year ending June 2007.

China: on the move to improve food safety

Beijing / CN. (gov) China would strengthen exchanges and cooperation with other countries to cope with the issue of food safety «in a responsible way», Premier Wen Jiabao said in Beijing. China´s food quality was called into question both locally and globally, so the government has taken since the end of July some measures as follows: