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Ishida Europe leak detector minimises spoilage in pre packed cheese

Ishida Europe has launched a leak detector to minimise spoilage in pre-packed retail products, such as hard, soft and grated cheese.

ACCC looks to reauthorize voluntary Australia infant formula marketing code

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has proposed to reauthorize a voluntary code that prohibits the advertising and promotion of infant formula in the country.

Far East digest

Less health risk for overweight Koreans than those who are underweight

Overweight Koreans may live longer than those who are underweight, possibly due to better awareness of the risks they faced, research has found.

Guest article

Quality is more than compliance

The provision of high quality products is fundamental to the goal of the complementary medicines industry of enhancing consumers’ health.


Processed meat and cancer: Let's cut the nonsense

After reviewing years of research that had suggested a link, yesterday the WHO classified processed meat as carcinogenic. Cue sensationalist headlines and huge industry backlash against these ‘obviously biased claims’....


Milk scandal raises questions over China's new food safety law

Another dairy scandal has raged across Chinese media over the last month, overshadowing the introduction of China’s much-touted new food safety law and casting further doubts over the government’s ability to bring...

Imported dairy to be 'significantly impacted' by draft Chinese e-commerce law

China is tightening legislation surrounding cross border e-commerce (CBEC) - a move expected to “significantly impact" imported dairy brands.

This week Down Under

Australia’s diabetes rate has jumped by a third since 2007

The number of Australians diagnosed with diabetes has leapt by one-third to more than 1.2m in the last eight years—a growth driven primarily by a rise in type 2 diabetes,...

Nestlé cuts full year outlook as Maggi noodle scare hits sales

The worlds biggest packaged food manufacturer, Nestlé, has revised its growth target for the year to 4.5%, after the Maggi noodle recall in India knocked sales and under-calculated U.S. Skin...

Dateline Southeast Asia

Vietnam: Tougher penalties needed to stamp out food violators

A lack of tougher penalties and shortage of staff are hindering local authorities’ attempts to tighten control over businesses that violate food safety laws as more samples of meat, vegetables...

Maggi affiar

Maggi noodles to be retested for class-action suit

India’s top consumer court has ordered tests on nine samples of Maggi noodles as part of a class action filed against Nestlé.

This week Down Under

Man appears in court accused of infant formula poisoning threats

After an 11-month police investigation, a man has appeared in an Auckland court charged with threats he allegedly made to poison infant formula with the controversial 1080 pesticide.

News in brief

France and Japan to cooperate on food safety

France and Japan have signed a cooperation agreement around food safety.

Eating insects poses no special risks for humans

Edible insects pose no special risks to human health – when consumed directly or used as stock feed – according to a new risk assessment from the European food safety watchdog.

South Asia radius

Ficci report: One-third of Indian pesticides are dangerous fakes

The use of fake pesticides use may jeopardise India’s status as leading exporter of food grains, fruits and vegetable, Ficci has warned.

Maggi fall-out

Food bodies demand criminal inquiry into ‘corrupt’ FSSAI practices

Industry groups have called for a criminal investigation into the practices of India’s food regulator, it has emerged.

China direct

China enacts ‘toughest food safety law yet’

After months of proposals and briefings, China has now revised its food safety laws for the first time in six years. 

Mars opens center to address food safety risk portfolio

Mars Incorporated has opened a pre-competitive research and training facility in China to address food safety.

News in brief

Nestlé Pakistan: Research is one of the first steps towards food safety

Nestlé Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore.

Huishan Dairy 'taking legal advice' after Chinese milk safety alert withdrawn

Chinese dairy Huishan is "taking legal advice" after the withdrawal of a food safety alert relating to a batch of its fresh milk. 

Far East digest

New policy will wipe out 80% of infant formula produced in China

China’s tough new “one brand, one formulation” policy for its infant formula market will eliminate over 80% of domestic products currently on sale, according to government calculations.

South Asia radius

India bracing for heart disease ‘epidemic’

India’s vice-president has acknowledged that heart disease is “achieving epidemic proportions” in the country, and urged health authorities to join the private sector to take a robust approach in tackling...

News in brief

Japan and Portugal sign food safety agreement

Japan and Portugal have signed a memorandum of cooperation to work together on food safety.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Half of Malaysian deaths now due to NCDs

Non-communicable diseases are now responsible for half of all Malaysian deaths each year, according to a senior health official.


Food safety violators could face new beefed-up economic restrictions

A tougher food safety law will come into effect in China next month to bring more stringent sanctions for violations, including economic penalties, while defending whistleblowers more stridently.

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