Qatar could see the introduction of “sin taxes” as the government seeks new ways to fund spending over the next three years, according to a ministerial report.
Several Gulf-based global food and beverage companies have have embraced a commitment to phase-out trans-fat in their Middle East products.
India’s food regulator has increased the number of scientific panels that inform it, and boosted the frequency of their meetings in the wake of the Maggi instant noodles controversy that...
The UK government has introduced legislation that would make a company’s failure to fall in line with EU infant formula and baby food marketing laws a criminal offence subject to...
More than half a million birds have died thanks to a highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza strain that has torn through Baghdad and Wasit in Iraq.
Taiwan’s food safety authorities are evaluating whether regulations governing the use of two additives to flour products should be amended.
Food sold online will be governed from October by new food safety regulations that will bring strict penalties for violators, the China Food and Drug Administration has announced.
A third of the offspring of rats fed with high doses of oxidised fish oil during pregnancy did not survive beyond two days, a New Zealand-authored study has found, prompting...
Fonterra's Chinese business partner has seen healthy expected profits turn into substantial anticipated losses for the first-quarter of the financial year after a milk powder scandal.
De Nora has said its onsite sanitising system can help raise food safety standards in Asia.
There are “no compelling associations” between calcium supplementat use and increased risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, says a new study.
Agencies in France and Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a focus on food safety.
Eating garlic can lead to a garlic smell and the presence of garlic-derived compounds in breast milk, but transmission is more complex than previously thought, according to a new study.
A father’s metabolic health can be passed from generation to generation, affecting not only his children but also his grandchildren, Sydney scientists suspect.
A senior food official has called on all stakeholders to embrace a “shared responsibility” for food safety by participating in the development of food standards.
The annual GFSI China Focus Day had ‘unprecedented’ support from government and engagement from the private sector, according to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Chinese representatives from Foshan city have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on food safety with the Asia Pacific Centre for Food Integrity (APCFI).
Food Industry Asia (FIA) has been granted observer status by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex).
Diabetic Hongkongers should pay more attention to how they control blood glucose levels after research found that one in four diabetics in the SAR will develop severe complications, including heart...
Australian researchers have developed a portable and easy-to-use method to help people estimate portion size using only their hands.
BRC Global Standards has expanded in India to encourage and support growth in the country.
Omega-3 supplementation during pregnancy offers no protection for the offspring against obesity during the child’s first year of life, a study has hypothesised.
Genetics and nutrition companies look set to benefit from a Chinese crackdown on pollution from the livestock sector, after critics claim slurry is contaminating water supplies.
Australia’s new country-of-origin food labels are a good start, though there is plenty of scope to go even further, according to a leading food systems specialist.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) around food safety.