Chinese import crackdown follows nut seizure
China yesterday launched a crackdown on US food imports following
the seizure of "rancid" pistachio nuts, in a move that mirrors the
treatment of exports going the other way.
China must step up food safety reform, claims expert
China must continue to reform its food safety practices if it
is to maintain consumer confidence in its products, says a food
safety expert from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Shanghai mobilises food safety procedures
Safety bodies in Shanghai hope to hit back at growing international
concern over Chinese food safety practices with its new food
testing system, say media reports in the country.
US to Japan beef export inspections to ease
Entire shipments of US beef to Japan will no longer be inspected if
meat processing plant inspections satisfy visiting officials.
Association blasts New Zealand inspection plan
Plans by the New Zealand government to streamline meat inspections
services to a single provider were branded as
"misguided" late last week by one of the country's leading
Mass poisonings highlight China food safety concerns
The Chinese government is likely to come under further pressure to
review its safety procedures following a recent wave of food
poisoning outbreaks in the country.
China to review food recall measures, says report
China's ministry of health is set to review its current food recall
practices in a bid to adopt more stringent food safety practices
amidst the dynamic growth of processing in the country, say news
Thailand and Vietnam join forces in bird flu battle
Thai and Vietnamese officials yesterday announced new cooperative
measures designed to better contain and control the spread of
deadly avian influenza in their poultry stocks.
Indonesia consults on aspartame, sweetener use in food
The Indonesian government is currently reviewing its laws on
artificial sweeteners and will consider banning them from food if
expert evidence suggests they present health risks, according to a
Korean food makers to cut trans fats, say officials
South Korean snack and fast food makers are considering reducing or
even eliminating the use of trans fats by the end of 2008,
according to a report.
Chinese consumers concerned about food safety
Chinese consumers are worried about the safety of their food and
want the government to do more to improve quality standards,
suggests a new survey.
Sudan Red found in new regions of China
More duck eggs containing the carcinogenic dye Sudan Red have been
found in China, food officials said yesterday, expanding the recall
outside of Beijing to the country's east coast.
Sudan Red found in Chinese duck eggs
Duck eggs containing the carcinogenic dye Sudan Red IV have been
pulled from shelves in Beijing, in the latest food scare to hit the
New science strategy from FSANZ upholds safety in food processing
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has unveiled its new
'Science Strategy' 2006 to maintain safety standards in the food
supply for food processors.
Fears mount over possible rice contamination in the Philippines
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace is warning that the food
supply in the Philippines could be at risk from illegal GM rice
contamination originating in the US and China, with potentially
damaging costs to manufacturers in extraction.