Group Project Progress Report
IBUS 6002 Cross Cultural Management (Semester 2 2015)
Group name: Asia-Pacific
Group members names: Daisy Korina (450271416), Hong Gao (450280898), Ruohan Yang (450620072).
Your group progress report should cover:
1. Brief explanation of the proposed venture, critical social issue(s) it addresses and country of choice – update from your last version.
There are several food safety issues in India:
2003: Indian activists alleged soft drinks made by Coca Cola Co. and Pepsi Co Inc. contained pesticides and insecticides at levels between 11 times and 70 times the maximum set by the European Union for drinking water.
2003: Chocolate lovers discovered worms in Cadbury’s Dairy Milk bars, the country’s best-selling candy.
2013: At least 23 children died and two dozen others fell sick after eating rice, beans and potato curry at a school lunch in the eastern state of Bihar. Indian officials said the lunch, part of a government program to feed tens of millions of malnourished children, was contaminated with pesticides.
2014: A customer claimed to find a worm in a piece of KFC chicken. KFC denied its food was contaminated.
2015: Indian food-safety regulators said tests on Nestle’s instant noodles found impermissibly-high levels of lead.
Recently, unacceptable levels of lead had been found during initial tests of Nestle’s instant noodle Maggi. Maggi is among India’s most popular food brands, and its sales rivaling local packaged brands. Indians consume millions of packets of the “do minute” noodles. India’s food inspectors deemed the instant noodles unsuitable for consumption after they found high levels of monosodium glutamate and lead in the samples they tested. Following an all-India recall of the popular noodle brand almost a month ago, Nestle India had decided to eliminate the existing Maggi stock by incinerating it in the furnaces of cement plants. In total, someRs320 crore worth of Maggi noodles were to be...