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.
The question of whether to go ahead with folic acid fortification of bread in New Zealand continues to be a contentious one, with another report moving against it.
Health and consumer groups in Australia are calling on government authorities to ban alcoholic energy drinks, which have been linked to the death of a teenager this year.
Authorities in Japan have sounded an alert over cochineal extract, a commonly used food colorant, over fears it could trigger intense allergic reactions amongst consumers.
The EU has concluded talks exploring the possibility of a bilateral Free Trade Agreement with Japan.
Fresh produce exporters to China may need to remove the word ‘organic’ from their labels as the country ramps up enforcement in the organic sector, the United States Department of...
Fish harvested off Australia and New Zealand are free from radioactive contamination caused by the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear accident in Japan, the region's food regulator has said in light of...
New Zealand’s pork industry has said a recent High Court judgment has exposed the country to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus.
Korea’s health claim regulations are set to change next year, enabling functionality claims to be made in general foods rather than just supplements, according to a previous Korea FDA member....
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has issued a warning to consumers and food businesses not to use or sell two direct mail order products labelled, Tempeh Starter Yeast and...
India’s top food regulator has drafted regulations for alcohol content in beer, wine and spirits sold in the country, a move that has ruffled feathers in the local liquor manufacturing...
A free trade agreement between Australia and Malaysia will open a robust corridor for food trade between the two countries, experts say.
A Chinese oil firm has been ordered to cease manufacturing of its edible oil over suspicions products are contaminated with industrial fatty oils.
India is set to introduce a new license system in August to cover the country’s food supply chain in a bid to tighten food standards.
New Zealand’s top minister for the food sector has called for more environmentally sustainable harvesting practices if New Zealand is to continue producing high-quality seafood products.
India has decided to allow the free export of sugar, enabling industry to ship surplus supplies to overseas food manufacturers.
New research has shown that advertisements for high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) foods have fallen to almost zero in Australia, according to the country’s Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)....
India is a month off issuing new regulations which will clamp down on misleading food advertisements and labelling, bringing an end to unsubstantiated claims on food products.
Australia’s Federal Budget is unappetising, with no bold policies directly impacting the country’s food and drink industry, according to the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
India’s new food safety authority is coming under a broad-based attack from local traders who have termed the Food Safety and Standards Act of 2006 ‘draconian’ and ‘biased.’
Vietnamese seafood companies have failed to convince authorities to drop testing fees they deem ‘unreasonable’ and inequitable with import requirements.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has approved a proposal recommending the sale of raw milk curd cheeses that is now awaiting review from food regulation ministers.
The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is set to launch a food park project that is expected to give food processing in the state and the country a mega boost,...
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.