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.
Eighteen people died in a fire at a vegetable packager in east China's Shandong province, local authorities have reported.
Chinese authorities are investigating reports that a business unit of China Modern Dairy sold milk cows that tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) and brucellosis.
An attempt by Danone to restart its stalled botulism scare damages suit against Fonterra in New Zealand has been rejected.
Two French entrepreneurs have launched ‘HalalTest’, a portable device that tests food for the presence of pork.
China has lifted its ban on the import of Fonterra two infant formula ingredients, more than a year after it was implemented in the midst of the 2013 botulism scare.
Massey University will be the site of the New Zealand Government’s Food Safety Science and Research Centre planned to open in mid-2015.
Sydney researchers have blasted junk food brands for targeting young social media users to promote unhealthy food after identifying the scale of the issue.
“Artificial sweeteners may boost diabetes risk” ran the headline in the New York Times last month – but experts have said to take recent research with a pinch of salt.
The New Zealand Heart Foundation is telling Kiwis that they are better off consuming unsaturated plant oils than switching to coconut oil.
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Resmi International has recalled Manjilas Tapioca Chips Spicy in Australia due to high levels of hydrocyanic acid.
Foodborne illness has declined 17% overall in Australia but the number of Salmonella and Campylobacter cases has risen.
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An industry-backed centre dedicated to creating healthier food choices for Australian and Asian consumers has opened at the University of Queensland.
HJ Heinz has recalled Golden Circle Beetroot Slices in Australia and New Zealand due to a processing error which could lead to microbial growth.
The world’s biggest salt market will gain a new player after North America’s Morton Salt signed a joint-venture with local player China National Salt of Shanghai.
The source of an outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis which has sickened at least 127 people in New Zealand remains unclear, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
A consumer rights group in the US has called on its country’s regulators to review and possibly revoke Australia’s meat inspection process, calling it an inherently flawed system.
Sri Lanka has lifted a temporary ban on the sale of three batches of Fonterra milk powder after "no food safety or quality issue" was identified during tests....
New Zealand is investigating at least 101 cases of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis which has a ‘credible link’ to a food source.
Research has shown that binge drinking by youngsters with existing mental health issues can risk exacerbating their condition.
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Taiwan's health chief, Chiu Wen-ta, has resigned in the wake of the gutter oil scandal that has embroiled the country over the last month.
Sri Lanka has suspended the sale of three batches of Fonterra-made Anchor milk powder after complaints of illness in children.
The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has warned consumers not to purchase health supplements that claim to increase sexual potency, saying that such claims are not genuine.