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.
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.
Australian authorities have warned consumers about possible negative health effects of using sports supplements containing DMAA, as the global crackdown on the controversial stimulant continues.
The Indian state of Gujarat faired miserably in a study backed by India's food regulator that looked into the quality and nutrition standards of milk across the country.
Authorities in Japan have sounded an alert over cochineal extract, a commonly used food colorant, over fears it could trigger intense allergic reactions amongst consumers.
Repeated food safety scandals have dealt a ‘blow to public confidence’ in China, with a majority of citizens concerned about the nation’s food chain safety.
Fish harvested off Australia and New Zealand are free from radioactive contamination caused by the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear accident in Japan, the region's food regulator has said in light of...
China-made infant formula milk powders as well as other domestically sold dairy products are manufactured to increasingly higher standards according to a leading group.
India’s top food regulator has drafted regulations for alcohol content in beer, wine and spirits sold in the country, a move that has ruffled feathers in the local liquor manufacturing...
A Chinese oil firm has been ordered to cease manufacturing of its edible oil over suspicions products are contaminated with industrial fatty oils.
GS1 Australia has launched an iPhone app called the GS1 GoScan that gives consumers access to extended labelling product data as part of 2012 Food Allergy Awareness Week.
Health and medical experts in New Zealand have called for a ban on soy-based infant formula after a recent mouse study suggested soy damages the reproductive tract and immune system.
Genetic modification is an on-going problem in Asia’s basmati rice network and it is a problem that importers need to be vigilant in curbing, according to an industry expert.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has approved a proposal recommending the sale of raw milk curd cheeses that is now awaiting review from food regulation ministers.
A New Zealand report has found varied acrylamide concentrations in particular foods, with potato-based foods the worst offenders.
‘Nearly all’ Australian foods comply with authorised sulphite levels and this data will be used to compile dietary exposure estimates for Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
A court order has silenced Hong Kong research company, CER, and ensured the removal of its report damning Abbott’s infant formula product; action the US giant is ‘pleased’ with.