SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food, Beverage & Supplement Development - Asia PacificEU edition | US edition

Topics > Food safety

Food safety

Food safety

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 sales drop 20% after Maggi recall

Nestlé India’s net sales plummeted 20.1% in the second quarter largely due to the Maggi noodles scare.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Ministry: Hiked import tariffs not a means to swell Indonesian coffers

Ministry: Hiked import tariffs not a means to swell Indonesian coffers

This week Down Under

Unhealthy Australia now one of the world’s biggest salt consumers

Unhealthy Australia now one of the world’s biggest salt consumers

Skipping breakfast may put diabetics at risk of dangerous blood sugar spikes, warn researchers

Diabetics who skip breakfast may be provoking hazardous blood sugar spikes by fasting until lunch, according to new research.

Special Edition: Feed Safety

Experts identify inherent risks in algae, insects as feed and call for more robust risk assessment measures

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.

Lack of dairy-based fat in human diet may lead to prediabetes, dolphin study suggests

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 detect melamine in white gold using real gold

Chinese scientists have developed a method to detect melamine in milk and infant formula using gold nanoparticles.

South Asia radius

20% of Indian food tests revealed adulterated or misbranded products

20% of Indian food tests revealed adulterated or misbranded products

Savola accused of dumping oil in Iranian market

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....

News in brief

Cargill helps launch Indian food safety imitative

Cargill has launched a food safety awareness initiative in India sharing it is a shared responsibility of farmers, the food industry, regulators and consumers.

This week Down Under

Could Australia be hamstrung by earlier WTO country-of-origin ruling?

Could Australia be hamstrung by earlier WTO country-of-origin ruling?

Indonesian-sourced tuna linked to Salmonella illnesses

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 linked to type 2 diabetes regardless of obesity: Meta analysis

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.

Replacing sugary drinks with artificially sweetened ones unlikely to reduce type 2 diabetes risk, study says

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...

South Asia radius

Indian regulator is preparing new alcohol and labelling regulations

Indian regulator is preparing new alcohol and labelling regulations

New Zealand

Grocers dismiss latest call by academics for nutrition tax as ‘lunacy’

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...

South Asia radius

Fivefold spike in sugary drinks sales worrying diabetes campaigners

Fivefold spike in sugary drinks sales worrying diabetes campaigners

Egypt rocked by dog and donkey meat scandal

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 sickened, outbreak started late last year

Sweden investigates Salmonella from spices outbreak

More than 150 people have been sickened by Salmonella in Sweden with authorities linking the illnesses to spice mix.

This week Down Under

Victoria urges other states to form national ban on powdered alcohol

Victoria urges states to join it in national ban on powdered alcohol

India moves to establish melamine limits for infant formula

India has moved to establish a maximum limit for melamine in liquid and powdered infant formula. 

South Asia radius

Supreme Court judges compel authorities to get tougher on adulteration

Supreme Court judges compel authorities to get tougher on adulteration

Rice-based excipients can boost organic, non-GMO claims for supplements

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...

Fighting food scandals

Scientists devise new test to identify gutter oils faster

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.

Soapbox: Guest article

Quality is more than compliance

The provision of high quality products is fundamental to the goal of the complementary medicines industry of enhancing consumers’ health.

Key Industry Events

Vitafoods Asia 2015

Hong Kong / Conference and exhibition

Read more

Food Vision USA 2015

Chicago, IL / Conference

Read more

Access all events listing