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.
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BFR) has warned that tapioca balls in on trend Taiwanese bubble tea could present a choking risk for children.
Chinese consumers are turning to imported food products as the local food manufacturing industry struggles with safety and quality issues, a report has found.
Following moves in the US, India will investigate whether carbonated drinks should bear cancer warnings.
More problems with infant formula milk powder have been found in China, but this time it's not domestic dairies but imports that are being blamed.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has called on fast action to be taken to reform the country’s food processing sector in light of a recently published Senate report....
Pesticide levels are not a problem in Chinese red wines, says a top local watchdog.
New Zealand’s largest dairy cooperative is refusing to join milk producers and marquee retailers that are removing permeate from their milk brands.
The New South Wales (NSW) Food Authority has confirmed the safety of a re-formulated Nestlé infant formula product following consumer complaints that the new recipe was making children ill.
Monster Beverage Corporation admits its Q2 brand launch in Japan has hit problems, but said the nation’s distributors and retailers were far less tolerant of shipping damages and leakages than...
Hong Kong plans to test babies over concerns two brands of Japanese infant milk formula were iodine-deficient.
Australia and New Zealand’s food standards regulator is calling for submissions on an application seeking to adopt World Health Organization (WHO) limits for chemicals in packaged water in the region....
An oatmeal product, manufactured in and imported from Japan, has been found to contain low levels of radioactivity by food safety authorities in Hong Kong.
New Zealand has migrated to an industry-designed product recall and withdrawal system, which key businesses say will ensure even greater consumer protection.
Cadbury parent company Kraft Foods has responded to allegations from a Chinese newspaper that a piece of Choclairs from a Beijing supermarket contained a worm.
China’s biggest instant noodle maker will fight allegations its products are too acidic and violate food safety standards in the country.
An explosion in Chinese demand for dairy products in the middle of the last decade led to milk supply shortages that drove suppliers to practices such as diluting milk and...
Plasticizers occur more frequently in Chinese foodstuff than elsewhere in the world, a new study has shown.
Indonesia has ordered a strengthening of import controls over food and beverages imported into the country amongst calls from domestic players against rampant violations by importers.
Chinese authorities are clamping down on smuggling ofNew Zealand beef and other meats into the country – although the mainstream New Zealand beef industry says it has little to worry about.
Chinese milk products still cannot make the hop over the Himalayas to the booming Indian market with the company’s authorities calling for an extension on a ban on them.
Australia’s GMP Pharmaceuticals hopes to tap into the infant formula potential in China with its pharmaceutical-grade production facility in New Zealand.
Exposure to food colourings among Australian children has dropped over the last four years, according to a new report by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ).
India’s food safety watchdog is set to issue new regulations and crackdown on caffeinated energy drinks, possibly stripping them of their ‘energy’ tag.
Western food safety standards represent a definite advantage to foreign firms attempting to enter the growing Chinese dairy market, an industry analyst has told DairyReporter.com.
China has published its latest five-year food safety plan in an effort to “clean up” old, often-overlapping national and industry standards.