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NAN PRO-3 formula 'cleared' following insect larvae complaint: Nestlé India

NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula found to contain insect larvae was only contaminated "when moisture entered the packet," says Nestlé India.

Neogen taps into expanding Indian food testing demand

Neogen Corporation has acquired the assets of a food testing lab in southwest India adding the market is ‘extremely attractive’ because of the expanding middle class.

WGS and geographic mapping traces outbreak source to India

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and geographic mapping clearly improves source tracking and surveillance of foodborne outbreaks, according to researchers.

Nestlé India to destroy Maggi noodles worth $50m

Nestlé India is destroying Maggi noodles worth an estimated Rs 320 crore (US$50m, €45m) which is stock withdrawn from the market.

China

Police ramp up operations to tackle smuggled meat mobs

Chinese police have detained 17 people after they foiled a gang that had been smuggling beef from Japan.

Australia

Official figures: Australian diets lacking fruit and vegetables

Only half of Australians eat enough fruit and just six in 100 meet the recommended daily intake of vegetables, official data reveals.

India

Maggi: Regulator to test other brands' noodles as outrage grows

India’s food regulator will test all brands of instant noodles, pasta and macaroni that contain Tastemaker masala in the wake of what has been labelled by observers as the highest...

Insect claim consumers declined to provide NAN follow-on formula for analysis: Nestlé India

The Indian consumers behind claims insect larvae were found in a pack of NAN PRO-3 follow-on formula “declined” to provide the product for analysis, says Nestlé India.

India

Nestlé brand taking a battering as gov’t prepares to sue over Maggi

India's food safety watchdog has ordered all variants of Nestlé’s Maggi noodles to be withdrawn from sale and further production and exports to be stopped.

Nestlé CEO confident of Maggi return after market withdrawal

The CEO of Nestlé has said he is confident Maggi Noodles will return “very soon” after they were withdrawn from the Indian market due to lead level concerns.

Japan

Fukushima locals confident of produce as neighbours raise inspections

Eight out of 10 residents of Fukushima prefecture are comfortable buying local produce four years after the nuclear accident in 2011, according to a survey by local consumer groups.

China

China now world’s second most obese nation

Now with one in every four people in the country being overweight, China has placed second in the list of countries with the largest number of obese inhabitants, leading analysts...

Lead level concerns in Maggi Noodles prompt Nestlé India response

Nestlé has hit back at orders from an Indian food safety authority to recall Maggi noodles because of lead levels.

News in brief

UC Davis signs deal to establish Chinese food safety center

The University of California Davis (UC Davis) has signed an agreement with officials from a Chinese city to coordinate research and training activities in food safety.

Soapbox

Body of endocannabinoid research makes compelling case for wider use

An exciting new area of research involves the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the phyto-cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD).  

Leading emerging countries match poor nutrition patterns of the West

For consumers in newly wealthy countries like China and South Korea, nutrition is not improving at anywhere near the pace their nations’ economies are growing, a leading think tank believes. ...

China

Can China’s new farm strategies boost food and nutrition security?

China will only manage to feed itself if its policymakers continue to shift their ideals from self sufficiency towards a heavier reliance on international trade and stronger property rights for...

Pan-Asia

70% of food executives rank food safety as most critical issue

More than seven in 10 of senior Asia-Pacific food executives polled said food safety would have the biggest impact on consumer preference this year.

South Korea

Quarter of urbanites are vitamin E deficient, α-tocopherol study finds

Nearly one-quarter of Seoul residents are vitamin E deficient, a study has revealed, providing more evidence to the argument that even apparently healthy or affluent populations cannot take adequate vitamin...

Competition and opportunity: What will ASEAN mean for EU industry?

Southeast Asia is heading for massive economic change with its ten-nation ASEAN single market and this could have ripple effects for the EU too, says expert. 

South Korea

Regulator: Korea must learn how to slow online dodgy diet pill sales

South Korea’s consumer regulator is warning consumers not to buy weightless pills over the internet from foreign sources after it discovered alarming amounts of banned drugs following an investigation into...

Chinese team show potential of curcumin for E. coli control in pigs

A new study shows curcumin is effective in improving the immune status of weaned piglets, and could be part of a producer’s toolbox in a shift away from antibiotics.

Xtalks eCongress hosted a 9-part global webinar series on Food Fraud

Complex and globalized food supply increases vulnerability to fraud

The complex and globalized food supply increases the vulnerability of certain products to fraud, according to the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD).

Too much variety may be fuelling the obesity crisis

Big differences in the calorie content for one food type distorts expectations of satiety and energy content leading to overeating - a feature of Western diets that is fuelling the obesity crisis,...

Australia

Unique meat plant waste system hailed as green vision of the future

A green energy initiative by the Japanese meat processor NH Foods at its Oakey Beef Exports plant in Australiahas been hailed as a “poster child” for food producers worldwide.

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