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.
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.
Mars Incorporated has opened a pre-competitive research and training facility in China to address food safety.
Nestlé Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore.
Chinese dairy Huishan is "taking legal advice" after the withdrawal of a food safety alert relating to a batch of its fresh milk.
China’s tough new “one brand, one formulation” policy for its infant formula market will eliminate over 80% of domestic products currently on sale, according to government calculations.
India’s vice-president has acknowledged that heart disease is “achieving epidemic proportions” in the country, and urged health authorities to join the private sector to take a robust approach in tackling...
Japan and Portugal have signed a memorandum of cooperation to work together on food safety.
Non-communicable diseases are now responsible for half of Malaysian deaths each year, according to a senior health official.
A tougher food safety law will come into effect in China next month to bring more stringent sanctions for violations, including economic penalties, while defending whistleblowers more stridently.
India’s existing food safety laws serve a “pivotal role” in securing public health, Bombay High Court has ruled in a move that gives some rare good news the country’s beleaguered...
Food Industry Asia (FIA) will scale-up food safety capacity building in ASEAN and China after signing an agreement with the World Bank for the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP).
An impending report on childhood obesity will point to the need for a stronger emphasis on food education in schools, according Sir Peter Gluckman, the New Zealand prime minister’s chief...
New research has shown for the first time that the part of the brain used for learning, memory and mental health is smaller in people with unhealthy diets.
India’s food regulator intends to have a new product approvals process set up within the next six months.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) says the FDA’s publication on the future use of nanomaterials in feed is to be commended and will facilitate further research into new technologies....
A method described as similar to a ‘pregnancy test’ has been developed for detecting contamination of meat products with E.coli O157 in less than 24 hours.
India’s food regulator has sought legal assistance to devise regulations that will govern product approvals, imports and procedures to issue guidelines.
More than one in 10 drinks on sale in China did not meet national standards in the first six months of this year, China’s food regulator has announced.
The public will have the best part of a month to offer input into new guidelines for proprietary foods, health supplements and additives as India’s food regulator sets out to...
Gout sufferers who maintain that eating tomatoes can cause their condition to flare up will likely welcome new University of Otago research that has, for the first time, found a...
An official study has shown that the instance of diabetes had more than doubled in Malaysia over the last four years.
Changes to our gut microbiota could have a direct impact the production of antimicrobial peptides that play a role in the risk of developing type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune...
A surprise discovery in fat mice will lead to novel treatments for obesity and type-2 diabetes in humans, according to new research from South Australia.