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.
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.
Kiwi kids are being bombarded with junk food advertising and their parents often feel powerless to combat this, according to new research released at the NZ Population Health Conference in...
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.
More than one in 10 traditional Chinese medicine materials and tablets have been found to be substandard, prompting the country’s drug watchdog to declare the situation as “not optimistic”.
A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, the United Nation’s Food...
Chinese food authorities are stopping many of their citizens from gaining access to the best quality health supplements as a result of their onerous approvals process, according to one British...