High profile food scares have turned the spotlight on food safety in Asia. While new regulations are coming into force, consumers and exporters seek assurances of product safety as contamination can have dire consequences all around the world.
Australian researchers have developed a “life-changing” diet and exercise programme which they say has resulted in an average 40% reduction in medication levels for type 2 diabetes patients.
Malaysia has continued reinforced its position as Asia’s fattest country with a further increase in its obesity rate last year. According to an official study, almost half of Malaysians are...
China will have its first draft animal husbandry and slaughtering standards code by June, according to the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), which is working with 30 domestic livestock breeding...
South Australian researchers believe that more than two energy drinks per day could be the cause of fast heartbeat and palpitations.
Australian research has called into question international dairy guidelines for toddlers, saying that the consumption of reduced-fat dairy has no additional health benefits.
The number of Salmonella cases linked to pre-packed mixed salad products in Australia from Tripod Farmers Pty has risen to more than 60.
Tripod Farmers has recalled pre-packed lettuce linked to an outbreak of Salmonella.
A service to monitor Asia-Pacific packaging-related legislation that offers real-time updates has launched in Singapore.
Amendments to Singapore’s food regulations have now come into force, according to a circular from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore.
Yurun Food, China’s number-two pork player, continues to go through turbulent times, with some industry watchers forecasting a sell-off of company assets this year to get the firm back on...
Risk estimates for food imported into the US show a clear distinction between high- and low- risk countries and product types, according to an analysis of federal import violations data.
The American parent of the Chinese company found by a Shanghai court this week to have sold out-of-date meat to international burger chains has reacted angrily to the jailing of...
Around 6.2% of China’s annual grain yield is contaminated by mycotoxins every year, according to research by the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
In the next decade, China will have the safest infant formula available anywhere—just 10 short years after China's melamine scandal (writes Paul O’Brien of Chemlinked).
Two different memorandum of understandings have been created around food safety.
The New Zealand food safety minister has said that the country’s campylobacter strategy is being reviewed to achieve further reductions in levels of the food-borne bacterium in chicken.
Food safety officials in Vietnam have highlighted the prevention of food poisoning outbreaks among its priorities for 2016.
The Philippines has signed an agreement with New Zealand to strengthen co-operation in food safety between the countries.
Taking a break from dieting won’t necessarily ruin one’s efforts to lose weight, and could even be a benefit, according to researchers at Sydney University.
Lion Dairy & Drinks and Coles are undertaking a recall of a number of products manufactured on Saturday 23 January 2016 at Lion’s Bentley dairy site in Western Australia as...
Pune’s education authority has banned food high in fat, salt and sugar in public school canteens with immediate effect.
Almost 45% of the 289 samples collected by the Food Safety and Drugs Administration laboratory in Lucknow failed food safety testing in the final nine months of 2015.
Dozens of restaurants have been investigated for the addition of poppy capsules and other illegal ingredients to food following a nationwide sting by China’s food safety regulator.
NSF International has made an acquisition to expand food safety and quality services to a wider New Zealand and Australian food manufacturer and retail market.
Fruzio Mixed Berries implicated in five cases of Hepatitis A are back on sale after product testing failed to find the virus.