Food and Beverage
The National Administration of Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices, also known as Administración Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica (ANMAT), is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage industries within Argentina. The site contains information on regulations, press releases, and publications as well as state agency and medical publications links. Some areas of the site are only available in Spanish.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the food and beverage industry in both Australia and New Zealand. The site contains information on the food code and regulation as well as important information for consumers including recent recalls, insight into food labeling, and recent food complaints.
Australia's Department of Primary Industries (DPI) develops successful and diverse food and agriculture industries. The site provides recent news related to these industries as well as a number of useful publications detailing a variety of methods to help start, grow, and sustain an agricultural or food-related industry.
The Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the healthcare, food, and beverage industries in Belgium. The site contains information about food safety, healthcare, the health of animals and plants, and the health of the environment. Food regulations are addressed for specific aspects of food production and are downloadable in PDF. Some parts of the site are not available in English.
BeverageDaily.com is a daily online news service available as a free-access website and provides daily and weekly newsletters to subscribers. The BeverageDaily.com team seeks out news stories and data of value to decision-makers in the beverage industry in Europe.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is charged with the oversight and regulation of the Canadian food and beverage industry. The site contains news, recalls, and regulatory information, as well as a listing of frequently requested links.
The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark includes the AgriFish Agency, the Veterinary and Food Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Nature Agency, and the Coastal Authority. The Ministry as a whole is responsible for administrative and research tasks in the areas of environmental protection, farming, and food production. The site provides information about laws and policies covered by the agencies under the ministry's umbrella. In addition, users may access sections with recent news and publications.
Export.gov offers a wide range of current industry information and trade leads to help exporters of U.S. goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, market research, statistics and data, publications, industry associations, and points of contact for the industry.
Food Logistics is a resource on logistics and supply chain management within the food and consumer packaged goods industry. This website provides various free newsletters that are published on a bi-weekly and weekly basis. The newsletters cover many topics including sustainability in food practices, software and technology, and safety and security in regards to agribusiness. The site also provides industry news and sponsored research.
FoodDrinkEurope represents the food and beverage industry of the European Union. The website includes major press releases, publications, a listing of events, data, and trends related to these industries.
Information can be found on Foodprocessing-technology.com on industry projects such as bakeries, snack food, and meat processing plants. Additionally, the site gives information on companies and products in the industry. The site also offers information on consumer trends and market data as well as a newsletter for those who sign up.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food is responsible for the regulation of agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and food. The site provides information on various agricultural sectors, the members of the department, press releases, publications, and media. The majority of the website is only available in French, but an "English contents" section is available. This section lists articles and videos that summarize issues the ministry deems important.
The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) aims to promote a balanced and healthy diet, ensuring that everyday goods are safe. The ministry assists in the development of clear consumer rights and helps to ensure that the agricultural sector is strong and able to perform the duties required of it.
Global Wine and Spirits provides a platform-specific to wine, beer, and spirits for importers, exporters, and anyone else at the company level interested in this industry. The site provides listings of offers, requests, and industry professionals. A paid membership is required for services more advanced than viewing for sale items.
The Ministry for Rural Development and Food is in charge of ensuring the safety of several types of crops grown in Greece. It is also in charge of the regulation of how to farm these plants. The site includes general information on the ministry, as well as news and a list of useful links.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) assists members in producing safe products through scientific research, testing, and evaluation. The GMA website provides information about various issues, policies, and resources such as research, reports, and technical guidance and tools. In addition, recent news, events, and newsletters are available on the site.
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the food and beverage industry within Hong Kong. The site posts recent news about the food industry including incident posts and alerts of food recalls. Additionally, information about import control, export certification, slaughterhouses, animal monitoring, food legislation, and other topics is available for those interested in moving their food-related business to Hong Kong.
The Ministry of Rural Development provides central governance for agriculture, game management, fisheries, and food sectors. This website includes links to all of the laws imposed on these areas as well as information on protected food and beverages within Hungary.
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) is responsible for formulating and implementing the policies and plans related to the food processing industry. The site provides information for investors and stakeholders, current research projects, and related government agencies, as well as statistics about food-processing in India.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a nonprofit scientific society with more than 22,000 members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia and government. The Institute publishes different resources for the food industry and conducts its annual IFT Food Expo. Also available on their website is a career center, information about food technology, and a listing of meetings/events.
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) presents trade and logistic information about the international food service industry. It provides a wide variety of resources related to the logistics of the international food industry. The website contains information about issues on food industry regulations, food safety, labor, transportation, and healthcare.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine website contains all of the links and documentation that one may need regarding the food and agriculture industries in Ireland. The department itself is in charge of all policies and support related to those industries in Ireland. Publications, legislation, news, and documents in PDF on different agricultural sectors are available on the website.
The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries, and Food pursues and researches policies for the betterment of the Agriculture and Food and Beverage industries. The organization also aims to improve the quality of the Mexican ecosystem and rural living. The site provides information on international affairs, international trade negotiations, and agricultural ministries. Website available in Spanish only.
The Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand is in charge of the policy development for the agriculture, food and beverage, and energy industries in New Zealand. This site contains links to relevant news, policies, and information on consultation services in each of those industries.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Norway is responsible for food and agricultural policy. The ministry is also responsible for preparing and ensuring compliance with regulations and guidelines in accordance with adopted legislation and political decisions.
Progressive Grocer provides updated news covering multiple areas of the food retail industry including fresh food, deli, beverages, technology, and equipment. The site also includes industry reports and analysis, as well as a list of directories and upcoming conferences. This is a great resource for business people in the food industry to stay up to date on current and emerging trends.
Restaurant News Resource provides links to news articles on various restaurant industry topics, including development, finance, sales and marketing, and trends. The site also offers information about job openings, available realty, and suppliers under the resources section.
The South Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs aims to develop agriculture into an industry that supports public health and improves the well-being of rural residents. This website features its projects and has links to relevant policies and statistics.
The Specialty Food Association provides articles about the food industry that focus on fostering trade, commerce, and interest in the specialty food industry. This site features an extensive product, company, and content finder, which allows users to search by keyword. Also available are recent news articles, webinars, and a listing of events. Most uses of the website are free of charge, but there is a membership fee for producers, suppliers, and retailers.
The Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation is responsible for promoting the development and growth of the service and manufacturing sectors within Sweden. The ministry is also charged with monitoring the agriculture, construction, and food and beverage industries in the country. This website details in depth the ministry's areas of responsibility, organization, and its relationship with the European Union. Recent news related to the ministry is posted on the main page of its website.
The National Food Agency is the central administrative authority for all matters concerning food in Sweden. This website contains information about maintaining a healthy diet, as well as the numerous regulations within the food and beverage industry in Sweden.
The Council of Agriculture (COA) is the authority on agriculture, forestry, fishery, animal husbandry, and food affairs in Taiwan. This website contains information regarding policies, news, programs, and services provided by COA. In addition, the site provides relevant publications, statistical data, and laws and regulations.
Located at the University of Minnesota, the Food Industry Center provides newsletters, a series of working papers, publications, and information on events within the food industry.
The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is the official government agency in charge of the food and beverage and agriculture industries. This site contains educational videos, reports, and statistics for farmers, consumers, and investors. It also provides access to the laws, procedures, and regulations of the industries.
The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is responsible for creating policies that impact the environment, as well as the Food and Beverage, and Agriculture Industries. This site includes information regarding the policies and laws of these industries in the United Kingdom.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on public policy, science, and efficient management. This website contains links to the various functions of the USDA in the food and beverage industry as well as the agricultural industry.
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is a foundation with the mission of promoting social and economic development in countries that produce cocoa. This site provides information including an entire research library covering scientific as well as socioeconomic topics. Some of the manuals provided by the site are written in French, but all publications posted are available for free download in PDF format.