The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has entered into three partnerships to boost food safety.
Taiwan’s health ministry has been censured by lawmakers for what has been seen as its disappointing reaction to an edible oil scandal last year.
Helping small-scale farmers and producers in developing countries to access the global marketplace can help to boost nutrition and development, say the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the...
Nine out of every 10 Australians believe the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes should be made legal, according to a survey.
Overweight Koreans may live longer than those who are underweight, possibly due to better awareness of the risks they faced, research has found.
Companies are increasingly demanding certified palm oil using criteria that are stricter than current RSPO standards – does the mean the RSPO certification is in danger of becoming irrelevant?
Although a jolly affair, the Complementary Medicines Australia annual conference a year ago took place to a backdrop of concern over the so-called race to the bottom in consumer preventative...
The provision of high quality products is fundamental to the goal of the complementary medicines industry of enhancing consumers’ health.
After reviewing years of research that had suggested a link, yesterday the WHO classified processed meat as carcinogenic. Cue sensationalist headlines and huge industry backlash against these ‘obviously biased claims’....
Another dairy scandal has raged across Chinese media over the last month, overshadowing the introduction of China’s much-touted new food safety law and casting further doubts over the government’s ability to bring...
Japanese institutions will join Oman’s biggest sovereign wealth fund in setting up a joint US$400m fund to invest in food and agribusiness.
China is tightening legislation surrounding cross border e-commerce (CBEC) - a move expected to “significantly impact" imported dairy brands.
Chinese farmers are increasingly taking to the internet to boost their income from their harvests.
Taiwan’s food regulator expects to begin a process whereby it will form a clear-cut definition of chocolate in a bid to weed out fake versions.
A lack of tougher penalties and shortage of staff are hindering local authorities’ attempts to tighten control over businesses that violate food safety laws as more samples of meat, vegetables...
After an 11-month police investigation, a man has appeared in an Auckland court charged with threats he allegedly made to poison infant formula with the controversial 1080 pesticide.
The long-awaited tax reform which will see the introduction of GST will be implemented from April 1, 2016, the official leading the preparations has announced.
Danone has dismissed allegations its Indonesian subsidiary encouraged health professionals in the country to promote its infant formula products.
France and Japan have signed a cooperation agreement around food safety.
The International Rice Research Institute (Irri) has filed the genomic sequences of more than 3,000 rice varieties in a move that boosts plans to set up a global data exchange...
Food security has become less urgent for Middle East states, but many are still pursuing “macro food sovereignty” policies to ensure long-term supply, according to a SOAS academic.
The use of fake pesticides use may jeopardise India’s status as leading exporter of food grains, fruits and vegetable, Ficci has warned.
Industry groups have called for a criminal investigation into the practices of India’s food regulator, it has emerged.
After months of proposals and briefings, China has now revised its food safety laws for the first time in six years.
Food labelling and ethical certification aren’t as effective as we think - for a sustainable food chain, small and medium businesses need to team up with social scientists to create...