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Bhutan Bans Chilli import from India

Bhutan Bans Chilli import from India

TRANS ASIA NEWSTHIMPHU: -- The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regularity Authority (BAFRA) has banned the import of chilies from India. Agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji said that consumers need not worry because chilli produced locally would be able to meet demand. “The domestic production is able to meet the requirement for summer. For...

28-07-2016 FOOD

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Bhutan Bans Chill import from India

Bhutan Bans Chill import from India

TRANS ASIA NEWSTHIMPHU: -- The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regularity Authority (BAFRA) has banned the import of chilies from India. Agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji said that consumers need not worry because chilli produced locally would be able to meet demand. “The domestic production is able to meet the requirement for summer. For...

28-07-2016 FOOD

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Vivinta’s Sunday Brunch, Alfresco Grill catches up among loc…

Vivinta’s Sunday Brunch, Alfresco Grill catches up among local foodies

TRANS ASIA NEWS SRINAGAR: To woo local Kashmiris into a world class experience of eating out, especially on Sundays, Vivinta by Taj, Srinagar Kashmir, has launched two special nosh-ups: Sunday Brunch and Alfresco Grill.

18-05-2016 FOOD

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Iran to launch int'l halal food brand

Iran to launch int'l halal food brand

TRANS ASIA NEWSIran's Sixth International Beverages and Allied Industries Exhibition is underway in Tehran with the participation of 105 domestic and foreign companies. It wraps up today (Sept. 17).Mohsen Jalalpour, the head of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, said Iran plans to launch its international halal food...

16-09-2015 FOOD

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After lead in Maggi, it’s pesticides in Haldiram’s

After lead in Maggi, it’s pesticides in Haldiram’s

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: After the Maggi fiasco, domestic snack maker Haldiram’s faces “refusal” of its fried namkeen and candies in the US. The US Food and Drug Administration has refused 90 batches of Haldiram’s products in the past five months, since January. Of the total 171 batches of snacks imported that...

19-06-2015 FOOD

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Nestlé Maggi has dangerously-high levels of lead: Report

Nestlé Maggi has dangerously-high levels of lead: Report

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI/ INDIA: Popular instant noodles product Nestlé Maggi sales has plummeted after an Indian food-safety regulator said it was testing samples of the product post authorities in one state said they found dangerously-high levels of lead in the Maggi 2-Minute Noodles. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of...

02-06-2015 FOOD

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Malaysia introduces first global halaal certificate

Malaysia introduces first global halaal certificate

TRANS ASIA NEWS KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and DagangHalal Bhd (DHB), a global halal e-commerce company, will introduce the Halal Certification Management System (HCMS), the first in the world, for Halal certification bodies worldwide. The HCMS, which is an addition to the present Halal Verification Engine, has tight...

31-03-2015 FOOD

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Will cheaper American chicken legs flood India, after India’…

Will cheaper American chicken legs flood India, after India’s loss at WTO?

NEW DELHI: The World Trade Organisation on Tuesday, 14 October overturned India's restrictions on poultry imports from the US over fears of bird flu. This ruling potentially opens up an estimated $300 million a year export market for America, and India could well see a surge of American chicken legs...

15-10-2014 FOOD

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Meatless hamburger- Will This Veggie Burger Work in India?

Meatless hamburger- Will This Veggie Burger Work in India?

San Francisco: “There are limits to what a cow can be- a cow can only be a cow. We can make anything,” says Patrick Brown, a 60-year-old Stanford University professor turned first-time entrepreneur, who claims to have found the secret to replicating the taste of red meat: plant “blood.”At his three-year-old...

08-10-2014 FOOD

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Sacrilege: Bombay Bakery’s top secret recipe stolen, copied

Sacrilege: Bombay Bakery’s top secret recipe stolen, copied

TRANS ASIA NEWS HYDERABAD: The Bombay Bakery is one of Pakistan’s most famous confectioners. Located in Pakistan’s sixth largest city- Hyderabad, in the Sindh Province, the secret recipes for its delectable, finger-licking cakes- especially the very popular Macaroon cake and chocolate cakes have been carefully guarded with its owners and a...

08-08-2014 FOOD

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Pakistanis spend nearly half of their income on food: Report

Pakistanis spend nearly half of their income on food: Report

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD: A report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service finds that of the 85 countries surveyed, Pakistanis spent almost half of their household budget on food in 2012, the highest ratio in the world. In contrast, the average American spends the least on food, even...

06-08-2014 FOOD

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Super chef Sara Riaz no more

Super chef Sara Riaz no more

KARACHI: Popular Pakistani chef Sara Riaz has died of breast cancer, ARY Zauq informed via its Facebook page.

20-04-2014 FOOD

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Delhi Journal: Of Hospitals and Afghan Restaurants

Delhi Journal: Of Hospitals and Afghan Restaurants

If you turn north at the Axis Bank ATM from Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market and walk half a kilometer (ask for Kangra Sweets, if you get lost, as you surely will), you will eventually come to a storefront with two furry fake goats in the window. This is Mazaar, a restaurant...

14-01-2014 FOOD

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Lip-smacking Lebanese Food

Lip-smacking Lebanese Food

Your fine dining experience has just been invaded by inviting platters laden with chicken shish taouk, falafel and small meat pies or sambousek and loads of pita bread. And it’s a welcome invasion that comes with dollops of colourful dips and crunchy salads. And if names like cacik, kibbeh, baba...

14-01-2014 FOOD

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Pepsi One May Contain Carcinogen: Report

The Food and Drug Administration says there's no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another look just to make sure. The agency's announcement comes in response to a study by Consumer Reports that shows 12 brands of soda have varying levels...

14-01-2014 FOOD

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