Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food	Simon Coveney:  led a trade mission of 37 Irish companies to China.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Chinese palates tend to favour pork and mutton when it comes to choosing which meat to eat; but tastes are changing as the country gets richer, and th(...)

Simon Coveney: “China has a strong demand for imports of quality food given the size of its population and concerns over food security and safety”

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney leads a delegation of 37 Irish companies to China this week, on a five-day trade missi(...)

Customers talk to a sales assistant as they shop for milk powder in front of shelves displaying imported baby products at a supermarket in Beijing. Photograph: Reuters

These are tough times for New Zealand in the Chinese dairy market, one which it has dominated for many years through the giant Fronterra. The sector i(...)

Fonterra said it was up to individual companies to announce recalls if necessary. Photograph: Getty

New Zealand’s Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter, said today it had found an ingredient in some of its dairy products contained a strain (...)