Australian proposals target acrylamide and GM
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (Fsanz) is considering five
new ingredients and additives for use by the food industry,
the regulator announced today.
China withdraws credit from polluting companies
A blacklist of polluting companies, including two well known food
processors, was issued by China's environmental watchdog yesterday,
which denies bank loans in attempt to punish those that flout
China introduces new novel foods regulation
China is set to introduce a new regulation on novel foods on 1
Vietnamese food safety must improve, say experts
Vietnamese food safety needs to be improved as part of wider
modernisation requirements, according to officials from both home
New Zealand invests to facilitate food exports
New Zealand today launched a major initiative to boost its food and
beverage exports, including NZ$19m earmarked for new market
development and a roadmap for innovations.
Ho Chin Minh City chiefs plan development
A project to improve the quality of food production in Ho Chin Minh
(HCM), will increase the city's competitiveness in the global
market, the local administration has said.
New Zealand campylobacter fight shows early promise
New Zealand's fight against campylobacter is beginning to show
signs of promise, after years of problems, the national regulator
said last week.
China to introduce food recall framework
A food recall framework to tackle unsafe and unapproved products in
China is expected to take shape by the end of the year.
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 spends $3 billion on US soybean imports
China has signed contracts worth nearly $3bn to import US soybeans,
reported the US Soybean Export Council.
Shrimp certification boost for Vietnam exports
Vietnam's drive to boost exports of its sea-food products received
a boost this week, as a number of processors have been honoured for
their aquaculture practices, the country's ministry for fisheries
Melamine legacy blights Chinese exports
A number of US food processors said they will boycott
Chinese exports over fears regarding the safety of products coming
from the country.
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.
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