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.
New food poisoning case hits China
Almost 300 people were hospitalized in Shanghai last week, after
suspected food poisoning by pork containing a banned animal feed
additive, the state media Xinhua reported on Friday.
China to revise infant formula standards
China's food authorities are revising standards on infant formula
in the light of recent research into infant nutrition.
South Korea recalls contaminated farm produce
South Korea has begun to recall tons of agricultural produce grown
on land near disused mines, after a survey found high levels of
lead and cadmium contamination.
Meat processors push for better traceability in China
Systems that trace meat from the farm to dinner tables are seeing
strong interest in China as the meat processing sector grows and
consumers become more concerned by food safety.
Fresh bird flu outbreak in Thailand blow to poultry sector
Thailand's poultry industry suffered a further blow yesterday as
agriculture officials confirmed a fresh outbreak of the H5N1 bird
flu virus in the northern province of Phichit.