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India

Goa the go-to state for FSSAI’s community food safety programme

India’s food regulator has singled out Goa as a potentially model state for promoting food safety habits among consumers.

South Asia radius

Report suggests that most Indians eat twice the safe level of salt

Indians are putting themselves at substantially increased risk of cardiovascular disease by eating more than twice the recommended amount of salt, a new study has found.

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Italian and Chinese officials discuss beef safety

Experts from the Italian Ministry of Health and China Food and Drug Administration met to discuss Italian agro-food products last week.

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Indian non-profit opens food safety and quality control lab

An Indian not-for-profit organization has inaugurated its second Food Safety and Quality Control Lab (FSQC Lab) in Lucknow.

China's food sector: Is there room left for the little guys?

China may have opened up its economy even more in the last several years but it's not as if the floodgates are wide apart. Much of this "openness" is actually...

This Week Down Under

Food flavours could be tailored for vaping to help reduce obesity

Electronic cigarettes with flavoured liquids could help with weight control, according to a commentary co-authored by New Zealand researchers. 

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China proposes tougher penalties in food safety law draft

Chinese officials have published a draft revision to food safety laws that stipulate stricter online food sale rules and stiffer punishments.

Agilent launches application kit to screen for veterinary drugs

Agilent Technologies has launched an application kit to screen for 189 veterinary drugs regulated by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.

EFSA considers Mitsubishi’s antioxidant salt following member state concerns

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has taken the reins in the safety evaluation of Mitsubishi’s novel antioxidant salt ingredient following member state toxicity concerns. 

New Zealand

Industry approves of content of code-of-practice review report

New Zealand’s food industry has welcomed the report on the review of a code of practice governing advertising to children.

IBM and Walmart to boost traceability with blockchain

IBM, Walmart and Tsinghua University are to work together on a 16-week project to improve the way food is tracked, transported and sold to consumers across China.

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Efsa prepares to announce China collaboration

The European Union’s food-safety watchdog is expected to formalise its relationship with its Chinese counterpart in November.

Hong Kong still prosecuting only very few food safety complaints

Fewer than 3% of complaints against Hong Kong food vendors have end in prosecution this year, at a time when reports of food-safety violations are increasing.

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Massey University hopes novel tech will put it on the MAPs (or MATs)

Massey University is mulling the creation of a centre based around a novel food processing technology.

Academic puts China’s economic cost of ignoring food safety at $750m

A leading academic has put a cash value on the economic costs China will face this year through food-safety issues in agriculture.

New Zealand

Too close to Coke: FIZZ campaigners told to change their logo

A “no sugary drinks” logo which will be on display this week will “empower” communities to improve their health, and send a clear message about the damage caused by too...

Academic puts China’s economic cost of ignoring food safety at $750m

A leading academic has put a cash value on the economic costs China will face this year through food-safety issues in agriculture.

Bird flu will ‘continue’ in Vietnam, expert warns

After a deadly outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N1 rocked Vietnam’s southern meat-producing hub, experts have warned the country will continue to suffer from the virus....

China issues disease warning to Australia

A stern warning over disease control has come from an inspection boss at one of the largest ports on China’s east coast, which is ramping up preparations for importing live...

Piglet diarrhea: Australian player seeks regulatory backing for antibiotic alternative

Anatara has submitted an application to register a product, which is based on a natural extract from pineapple roots called bromelain, to control diarrhea in piglets, with the Australian Pesticides...

Vietnam hit with bird flu outbreak

Hundreds of chickens have been culled in backyard poultry farms in Vietnam following the outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain.

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TUV India completes food safety project

TUV India has completed a project to improve food safety hygiene and product quality in the Indian food processing sector.

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Shanghai gets tough with lifetime bans for food-safety violators

Shanghai has announced it will hand out new penalties to food-safety violators, with some crimes even leading to life bands from the food industry.

China direct

Company in expired meat sting ordered to pay RMB24m in fines

Shanghai’s food safety watchdog ordered the meat supplier that was at the centre of an expired meat scandal in 2014 to pay fines for producing and selling substandard products.

Lab demonstrates commitment to Asia Pacific - Eurofins

Eurofins Scientific has opened a microbiology testing laboratory in Singapore for food and beverage retailers and manufacturers.

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