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China Imposes Safeguard Measures against Imported Sugar

China Imposes Safeguard Measures against Imported Sugar

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – China has announced a safeguard measure against imported sugar exceeding the quota for three years, a move that will hurt South Korean exporters, such as CJ Cheiljedang Corp., a leading food manufacturer, a trade promotion agency said Tuesday.  According to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), China’s Ministry of [...]

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s sales of sugar by retailers plunged nearly 40 percent in 2016 from three years earlier, data showed Saturday, amid local health authorities’ efforts to promote healthier eating. According to the data compiled by the Food Information Statistics System, the combined amount of sugars sold through retailers came [...]

“Healthy Sweets” Grow Popular amid Sugar Fears

“Healthy Sweets” Grow Popular amid Sugar Fears

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Consumers are increasingly in search of healthier natural sweeteners such as juice and honey as substitutes for sugar, which is weathering a storm of negative publicity citing it as a major cause of chronic illnesses like diabetes and obesity.  A local e-commerce company, Auction, saw sales of such products [...]

S. Korea Declares War on Excessive Sugar Intake

S. Korea Declares War on Excessive Sugar Intake

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) - The government here on Thursday announced an unprecedented campaign to reduce sugar consumption by its people, designating sugar as the main culprit behind the rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases in Korean society. In the initial five-year phase of the anti-sugar campaign, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety will [...]

Food Companies Cutting Back on Sugar as Gov’t Plans to Step In

Food Companies Cutting Back on Sugar as Gov’t Plans to Step In

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Food companies have started to cut down the sugar levels in their products to match consumer awareness of the substance blamed for rising obesity, industry officials said Wednesday, in step with government moves to reduce its intake through state-level measures. According to LinkAztec, a market research company, the business-to-consumer (B2C) [...]