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Thai giant launches new food standard

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) has introduced a CPF food standard project in an effort to build consistent quality and food safety management systems across its integrated feed-farm-food...

Bangladesh to get 10% fast food levy

Bangladesh’s finance minister announced to parliament that he was committed to imposing new taxes on fast food as a health measure.

Anton Paar boosts presence in ‘vital’ Middle East market

Anton Paar has opened a Middle East Technical Centre to serve customers in the Middle East and Africa.

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Mérieux NutriSciences expands footprint in India

Mérieux NutriSciences has bought Bangalore Testing Laboratories Pvt to strengthen geographical presence and expand services in India.

Frozen berries linked to Hepatitis A outbreak

A frozen mixed berry product has been recalled due to a link to four hepatitis A cases in Australia.

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UAE fish safety scare was nothing more than rumours

A senior government official has brushed off suggestions that fish and shellfish captured in UAE waters have been affected by pollution and unsafe for consumption. 

China’s reopening of live bird markets questioned

Local government authorities in China may not be fully aware of the potential threat posed by bird flu, after human infections of H7N9 were detected this month.

Infant nutrition: Early intake key to reducing food allergy risks - Australian consensus

Common allergens should be incorporated into Australian infants’ diets in the first year of their lives in order to minimise their risk of food allergies, according to a panel of...

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FSSAI and GFSP urge food safety investment in Asia

Public and private sectors across South Asia have signalled their intent to support increased investment in food safety.

NZ: 1,000 animals unfit to travel slaughtered annually

A thousand animals unfit to travel are sent to slaughter annually in New Zealand (NZ), the country’s Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has told this site.

India

Chocolate to fall under FSSAI standards from 2018

Chocolate manufacturers will have to fall in line with the constraints of food safety and standards regulations after India’s health ministry placed all types of chocolate under the regulator’s purview....

Dispatches from Food Integrity in Parma

Food Integrity: China consumer view and impact in fish industry

Results from DNA barcoding of fish from across Europe and Chinese attitudes to food fraud were revealed during the Food Integrity conference last month.

Australia overhauls meat quality assurance scheme

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has integrated its red meat and livestock quality assurance programs in a bid to improve them for the “future prosperity of the red meat and...

Sustainable food and booze: NZ’s most sought-after exports to Singapore

New Zealand’s wealth of safe, sustainable food and beverage sources is not lost on Singaporean consumers, with total exports rising by 10% to $1.1bn in the past year.

Food delivery guidelines released by Shanghai FDA

Shanghai food authorities have issued a number of measures designed to strengthen supervision of food delivery platforms.

The sativa saga: Part 1

Cannabis crusaders cheer after 19 years of dashed hopes

On Friday, April 28, Australia—and to some extent New Zealand—witnessed the birth of a brand new industry segment, when a council of ministers agreed finally to permit the consumption of...

Dateline Southeast Asia

Headache for Hanoi inspectors monitoring movement of frozen goods

Hanoi food inspectors are struggling to monitor frozen meat and produce, which are often stored poorly, then broken down into smaller packages and sold through wholesale markets to traders who...

India

Court demands better monitoring of railway foodservice

India’s government has been ordered to explain how it intends to monitor and improve the hygiene and quality of food on the country’s railways, following a court ruling.

Energy drink 'risk' revealed for teenagers with genetic heart disease

Caffeinated energy drinks can trigger serious cardiac events in young people with a genetic heart disease, Australian researchers claim.

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Expert panel paves the way for wide-ranging anti-junk food measures

A panel of experts has recommended extra taxes on highly refined foods and soft drinks, as well as a ban on junk-food advertising on children’s television.

China direct - Soapbox

Unwrapping China: How to address the ‘new normal’

China is a country of epochs and eras, phases and cycles, periods and plans. It has witnessed agricultural revolutions followed by massive industrialisation, open-market reforms and WTO accession—and now technological...

Japan revises law to allow imports of organic feed

Japan now accepts the use of imported organic certified animal feed from countries that share an organic equivalency arrangement with it, according to the USDA.

Editor’s blog: Food Vision Asia 2017

The war on diabetes: Time to stop pussyfooting and fight to win

One of the key themes at Food Vision Asia, a high-level industry event in Singapore last week organised by the publisher of FoodNavigator-Asia, concerned the rise of lifestyle diseases in...

UAE says upcoming import ban will not affect produce availability

The UAE’s decision to ban certain produce exceeding minimum residue levels of pesticides from May 15 will not lead to food shortages in the country.

Most NZ fish oil supplements meet label claims, oxidation levels: GOED analysis

Testing of 47 fish oil supplements purchased at retail in New Zealand shows that 91% met EPA/DHA label claims, according to strict GOED standards, while most also met regulatory limits...

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