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.
Chinese food companies have not been selling human meat as food in Africa, according to a top government official who dismissed Zambian media claims as “malicious slandering and vilification”.
The New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre has been officially launched.
South Australian health authorities have re-issued a warning on mung bean sprouts almost a month after saying they were safe to eat.
Armed conflict and revolutions have halted and in some cases reverse progress made by Middle Eastern and North African countries in reaching the UN’s development goals.
China’s WH Group's progress has stalled in its home market, despite international successes, due to the country's tough approach to food safety.
One of China’s most senior legislators has called on companies to follow food safety regulations, while also instructing government officials to deal harshly with transgressions.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Wageningen University have partnered on a PhD program on food science and technology.
India’s food regulator has directed state food safety officials to identify cases where packaged drinking water brands do not carry either the FSSAI or Bureau of Indian Standards’ certification marks,...
News outlets have reported that 200 kilos of unhygienic meat have been seized from two houses during a raid in Pakistan’s district of Faisalabad.
Singapore researchers hope that a S$20m (US$14.7m) project will “change diabetes’ natural course” in a country whose diabetic population is expected to top 1m by 2050—more than double the current...
Popular herbal medicines that have been used for many years should not be considered safe as researchers highlight gaps in toxicity and carcinogenicity testing.
Soft drinks could cost up to 25% more in Thailand after the National Reform Steering Assembly’s health panel approved by 153 votes to two a proposal to increase taxes for...
The source of Salmonella which has sickened more than 300 people in Australia has been traced to a factory in South Australia.
The antipodean food regulator has called for submissions on a proposal to create an “all other foods” maximum residue limit for some agricultural chemicals.
More than half of Australians regularly exceed official recommendations on the consumption of sugar, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
China is paying the price of adopting a western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity, according to a 29-year study of nearly 28,000 children and adolescents.
A recent Harvard publication blasting supplements as ‘suspect’ and ‘useless’ was criticized by industry observers as ‘unbalanced’ and even ‘embarrassing.’
A Salmonella outbreak which has sickened more than 150 people in Australia has been linked to raw mung bean sprouts.
Japanese ingredient supplier Taiyo has expanded the certification support for its Sunfiber prebiotic ingredient with a Non-GMO Project verification.
A staggering number of cattle seafood farms across large areas of Vietnam have been found to feed their stock antibiotics, the country’s animal welfare authority has found.
New clinical research – funded by the a2 Milk Company – lends credence to its claims that many consumers who believe they can’t tolerate lactose (milk sugar) should really be...
A Shanghai hotline that allows members of the public to lodge complains about the food they buy has received around 300,000 calls since it was set up four years ago.
Chaotic sales channels are to blame for Chinese counterfeiting scandals such as the recent case involving 22,600 cans of fake milk powder produced and sold under the brands of US...
A Chinese food processor is bulking up its beef output with a RMB450 million investment to breed 50,000 cattle.
In the world’s first study of its kind, researchers at the Queensland University of Technology believe that anti-smoking drugs could be used reverse a global trend towards excess sugar consumption....