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.
Nestlé India’s net sales plummeted 20.1% in the second quarter largely due to the Maggi noodles scare.
Ministry: Hiked import tariffs not a means to swell Indonesian coffers
Unhealthy Australia now one of the world’s biggest salt consumers
Diabetics who skip breakfast may be provoking hazardous blood sugar spikes by fasting until lunch, according to new research.
Heightened national risk assessment is seen as decisive in mitigating both existing and new hazards, said the two bodies behind a recent international feed risk analysis event in Rome.
Heptadecanoic acid, a saturated fat found in dairy products, may actually help stop prediabetes in its tracks, says a National Marine Mammal Foundation study.
Chinese scientists have developed a method to detect melamine in milk and infant formula using gold nanoparticles.
20% of Indian food tests revealed adulterated or misbranded products
Savola Group’s Iranian subsidiary is under fire in Iran for allegedly dumping vegetable oil in the market, a month after MPs attacked the Saudi firm’s investments in the country....
Cargill has launched a food safety awareness initiative in India sharing it is a shared responsibility of farmers, the food industry, regulators and consumers.
Could Australia be hamstrung by earlier WTO country-of-origin ruling?
Osamu Corporation is recalling all of its frozen tuna sourced from one processing plant in Indonesia because samples have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Sugary drinks may cause type 2 diabetes regardless of obesity – and artificially-sweetened drinks or fruit juice are not necessarily healthier alternatives, according to new research.
Nearly two million people in the U.S. will develop type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years if the current consumption of sugar sweetened beverages remains constant, predict a team...
Indian regulator is preparing new alcohol and labelling regulations
While imposing health-related taxes on less healthy foods might spare thousands of New Zealanders from early deaths, doing so would also put staples out of the reach of many New...
Fivefold spike in sugary drinks sales worrying diabetes campaigners
Egyptians have been unknowingly eating dog and donkey meat, along with meat that is not Halal, the country’s head of food safety has said.
More than 150 people have been sickened by Salmonella in Sweden with authorities linking the illnesses to spice mix.
Victoria urges states to join it in national ban on powdered alcohol
India has moved to establish a maximum limit for melamine in liquid and powdered infant formula.
Supreme Court judges compel authorities to get tougher on adulteration
Non GMO product positioning continues to gain importance in the marketplace, but the search for compliant excipients still complicates the claim for supplements. A suite of ingredients that will be...
A Hong Kong university has figured out a new way to screen for so-called “gutter oils” quickly while identifying edible oils that are safe to eat.
The provision of high quality products is fundamental to the goal of the complementary medicines industry of enhancing consumers’ health.