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.
A New Zealand study suggests industry stakeholders favour a new Front-of-Pack (FOP) labelling regime, but more “real-life” research is needed.
Chinese authorities have given a green light to the importation of Indian basmati rice, after a long and arduous six-year process of negotiations.
Food safety authorities in Shanghai are set to ban a range of aquatic food products linked to disease outbreaks in the city.
The Bangladesh poultry industry is up in arms over a government decision to allow egg imports from India, even as the local industry is on the brink of collapse on...
DNA sequencing on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) imported into Australia could prove invaluable in ensuring safe and legal product entry, suggests new research.
The Indian government has set up a high level panel to investigate and recommend regulations to food advertisers in a 'serious' crackdown on the menace of misleading food advertisements.
Public Health Australia (PHA) has called on the Australian federal government to tax junk foods.
South Korea has opened its market doors to the Philippines' poultry sector, marking a vast opportunity for Filipino manufacturers, according to the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI).
China's food and drug watchdog has identified 11 fake health supplements being sold in the country that contain banned chemical ingredients.
New regulations will make India’s health supplements market far more attractive for foreign investors, the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements (IADSA) has said.
Indian authorities have taken another food safety action with newly issued regulations to govern the presence of antibiotics in food-producing animals.
The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has become the first to ban the sale and manufacture of Gutkha products, the traditional and increasingly controversial form of edible tobacco.
A vast, gang-led network of illegal cooking oil producers has been cracked by Chinese authorities following a five month investigation, with more than 3,200 tonnes of rotten-animal waste oil seized.
Australia’s biggest food trade group has rejected in its entirety, proposed nutrition and health claim regulations.
Stung by a recent report that damned many of India’s top food brands for containing high amounts of sugar, salt, and fats, the country’s food regulators are moving against the...
Austrian energy drink leader Red Bull Gmbh has run into rough weather in India with a state level food regulator, which claims to have confiscated 1.6 million cans of the...
Importers of organic food are looking towards the central government to issue new regulations that would level the playing field for organic food products between India and the EU.
New regulation in Australia and New Zealand may see more exotic meats on the two countries’ dining tables, much to the joy of local food processors.
A new bureaucratic diktat in India is threatening to derail the country’s thriving seafood trade – despite the vehement protests from other government agencies.
Authorities in the Malaysian state of Sarawak have said that they will increase the monitoring of halal canned food products imported from China in the light of a recent scare.
Following the lead of others countries, including China, which are looking towards Africa for their food demands, India has given a green light to set up a food processing cluster...
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) aims to clarify criteria for novel foods with a new regulatory approach.
An Indian court has backed the Spices Board of India (SBI), upholding its food safety powers in a contamination case.
Customers in Australia and New Zealand will continue to be denied hemp foods as the region’s apex food standards body has said it would delay the decision on their approval....
India may soon see a final policy move that would lead to the government stepping back and removing its controls on the exports of wheat products, a move that until now...