Popular China-made candy White Rabbit has recently been under fire in Brunei after a study conducted by the country’s Islamic authority revealed it to contain pig protein, and Malaysia now looks likely to follow in its South East Asian neighbour’s footsteps.
Taiwan has passed an amendment to the country’s food safety laws that will allow for a penalty of up to NT$1mn (US$31,800) or up to three years imprisonment to be imposed on those spreading fake food safety news in the country.
Almost half of Nestle Malaysia’s RM220mn (US$52.4mn) CAPEX investment for this year will be going into the development of its Milo Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, a nod to the country’s passion for the chocolate malt drink.
DSM has entered a regional agreement with SLS Nutraceuticals, a subsidiary of biotechnology company Senescence Life Sciences, in a bid to improve brain health across all life stages in the Asia-Pacific region.
High intake of folate, insoluble and soluble dietary fibre, carotene, iron, vitamin C and potassium has been associated with a lower risk of metabolic syndrome in a first-of-of its kind assessment of nutrient patterns in a Japanese population.
Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA) recent seizure of unlicensed bloodroot and black salve supplements has highlighted a dangerous emerging trend for unlicensed ‘natural’ products that claim to help fight cancers.
There is just one month to go until the second Healthy Ageing APAC Summit in Singapore, organised by FoodNavigator-Asia and NutraIngredients-Asia, featuring keynote presentations from Nestlé, PepsiCo, Kirin, BioCeuticals and FANCL.