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.
Chinese infant food maker Synutra is reporting dwindling sales after what it says are unjustified claims that its infant formulas caused breast growth in three infant girls.
Consuming highly salty foods may begin to impair the functioning of blood vessels within 30 minutes, according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
India’s Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd., a supplier of herbal ingredients, has obtained GMP certification from NSF International, with the manufacturing facility reported to be compliant with NSF/ANSI Standard 173, Section...
The Chinese milk industry is still struggling to recover from the effect of the melamine crisis that rocked the industry in September 2008, says the latest report from USDA’s Global...
Chinese consumers rate food safety as the second gravest risk to health, with only earthquakes triggering more anxiety, according to a recent report from an insurance company.
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has said it intends to ask food makers to voluntarily label the trans fat content of their products, according to Kyodo News International.
Executives at another Chinese dairy company have been arrested for allegedly producing milk powder tainted with the industrial contaminant melamine.
Experts from a US food safety watchdog are training scientists from Bangladesh on techniques to help eliminate health hazards from the country’s burgeoning aquaculture industry.
The Food Standards Agency of of Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) says that intense sweetener Advantame poses no risk to consumers relative to its proposed usage in a range of...
Revelations that Chinese authorities waited five months before informing the public that 42 tons of carcinogen-contaminated food oil had been released onto the market are likely to inflict further...
China's quality watchdog has destroyed or blocked the import of a wide range of foreign food and cosmetic products after concerns that they posed potential health risks.
The Chinese health ministry has found no link between Synutra International milk powder products and recent cases of premature breast development among infant girls.
Fonterra has insisted that the New Zealand-based dairy is 100 per cent confident in its products as one of its Chinese customers faces an investigation into tainted milk claims.
More melamine tainted dairy materials have been seized by Chinese food safety authorities, raising suspicions that it may be from the same batch that should have been destroyed following the...
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) is advising parents that energy drinks and energy shots are not suitable for consumption by children and young teenagers due to caffeine levels.
Officials from Japan and China reached a bilateral agreement Monday to improve food safety standards and restore confidence.
The World Bank is to lend China $100m in a bid to improve food safety in the country as it recognised the government had made food safety a top priority.
Pulverised lime is being added to bleaching agents used in Chinese flour in a bid to cut production costs and boost profits, China state media has reported this week.
A Chinese man has been arrested on suspicion of poisoning frozen dumplings in Japan two years ago.
China has said its aim this year on food safety is to avoid any major contamination crises as it continues to struggle to impose national standards on food producers and...
Tens of thousands of Chinese children sickened by melamine-tainted milk showed signs of kidney damage months afterwards - with the potential for long-term harm a serious concern, said new research.
China declared this week that most melamine-tainted dairy products have been destroyed over the past three months.
China is launching a new national food safety drive following a wave of recent damaging revelations over melamine-tainted milk products in the country.
Chinese authorities have closed two dairies in the northern region of Ningxia following the discovery of a further 170 tonnes of melamine tainted milk powder, according to media reports.
China has launched a new investigation after the discovery of more melamine-tainted milk products.