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.
India could prevent an estimated 400,000 people from contracting diabetes over the next 10 years if the government were to impose a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), a new study has suggested.
Walmart’s China operation has responded to reports that some of its donkey meat contained the DNA of other animals, including fox.
Industry, academics and NGOs from more than 70 countries recently gathered on Singapore to evaluate how successful a global initiative to promote food safety has been in its first year.
New research from the University of Adelaide has added to the debate about how our bodies respond to artificial sweeteners and whether they are good, bad or have no effect...
A new study has suggested that even a short-term diet of junk food can have a detrimental and damaging effect on the brain’s cognitive ability.
China has issued a new draft regulation that would give regulators the authority to blacklist food and beverage manufacturers that have breached food safety standards in the country.
The recent Fonterra whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare was “not the result of any regulatory failure,” a New Zealand government inquiry into the incident has concluded.
The legislative office of China's State Council has been urged that its term “health-food product”, which refers to all dietary supplements, is too broad a concept and by definition can...
General Mills Australasia has recalled Old El Paso - Hot Chunky Tomato Salsa due to the presence of glass.
The retraction last week by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology of the widely criticised anti-GM research paper commonly referred to as “the Séralini paper” no doubt left many in...
Fonterra may still face legal action from Danone over the recent whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, the New Zealand-based dairy cooperative's CEO has admitted.
The EU herbal products sector has come in with a mixed reaction to the UK MHRA announcement last week that the sell-through period for unregistered herbal medicines would finish on...
More than two-thirds of the total value of Australian crop production comes as the result of protection products, meaning that some of the country’s harvests would be commercially unviable without...
Having launched an inspection of a number of the instant noodle products for sale on the Chinese market, the country’s food safety watchdog has indicated that none contained heavy metals...
Hong Kong has banned the import of poultry and related products from the German state of Thuringen with immediate effect, according to officials.
Taiwan will introduce tighter checks for makers of olive and grape seed oils after some batches were found to be contaminated by the country’s top food safety watchdog.
An outbreak of Salmonella at Melbourne Cup catering functions has been linked to the death of a woman and has sickened at least 220 people.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture organisation has been mobilising support to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the country causing severe damage to the fisheries...
The Hong Kong government’s decision to scrap wine duty in 2008 has contributed to a 187% increase in the value of wine imports into Hong Kong since then.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) wants submissions on L. monocytogenes growth in ready-to-eat foods.
The US Department of Agriculture will not allow the import of Chinese poultry into the country, having determined the country’s slaughter system not equivalent of its system and standards.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for submissions on a proposal that will permit production and sale of an increased range of raw milk products in Australia.
Around 80% of Taiwan's citizens are concerned about food safety problems in the wake of recent scandals, according to the results of a survey released this week.
Sources of Salmonella on egg farms and in the supply chain are being investigated to tackle the pathogen problem in Australia.
China and New Zealand have agreed to strengthen cooperation in food safety and quality, three months after the Fonterra botulism scare negatively disrupted booming food links between the two countries.