From regulation to public health campaigns, the priorities of governments, industry, civil society groups and other stakeholders feed into the policies and programmes that influence eating habits in Asia.
Benjamin Franklin’s quote that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is often used when referring to health, though he originally meant it in the context of...
Big businesses – including food and drink manufacturers – will soon be forced to set out their plans to guarantee their supply chains are free from modern slavery, following new...
20% of Indian food tests revealed adulterated or misbranded products
Taiwan FDA cracks down on imports from Fukushima
Could Australia be hamstrung by earlier WTO country-of-origin ruling?
Indian regulator is preparing new alcohol and labelling regulations
The United Nations’ food champion is investigating if the introduction of more kitchen gardens at schools and in homes would bring with it an improvement in childhood nutrition across Asia-Pacific.
Coca-Cola has withdrawn a Fanta TV advert and mobile app, after Australia’s advertising watchdog ruled the campaigns breached advertising guidelines.
While imposing health-related taxes on less healthy foods might spare thousands of New Zealanders from early deaths, doing so would also put staples out of the reach of many New...
The Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has taken action against local suppliers found to be engaged in supplying substandard versions of the botanical, ginkgo biloba.
Thai fishermen prolong strike after government impounds vessels
Victoria urges states to join it in national ban on powdered alcohol
India has moved to establish a maximum limit for melamine in liquid and powdered infant formula.
Non GMO product positioning continues to gain importance in the marketplace, but the search for compliant excipients still complicates the claim for supplements. A suite of ingredients that will be...
The provision of high quality products is fundamental to the goal of the complementary medicines industry of enhancing consumers’ health.
Before it was sold to food stalls and restaurants in China, much of the expired meat that has been all over recent headlines in the country had originally been part...
The Australian food industry backed a decision to compel Coles, the supermarket chain, to pay A$12m (US$9.1m) to suppliers, who can now leave Coles’s supply chain programme without penalty....
New products failing to come to market due to FSSAI hold-ups
The antipodean food regulator, Fsanz, has called for submissions on a proposal to address issues identified since the nutrition and health claims standard was gazetted.
Taiwan updates its certification in wake of scandals
Some US$20m is urgently needed to support farmers in earthquake-hit Nepal and stave off the threat of prolonged food insecurity facing an estimated one million people, the Food and Agriculture...
India’s food watchdog will set up a working group to regulate the levels of sugar, salt and fat found in foods following one state’s crackdown on child nutrition.
Budget supermarket Aldi has beaten Woolworths to become the first chain to sign up to a new self-regulating guidelines as they were made law in Australia today.
Chinese police have detained 17 people after they foiled a gang that had been smuggling beef from Japan.
Indian authorities are considering whether to ban the sale of baby food and other supplements at pharmacies as retailers look on in horror.