The Taipei City Government Department of Health has issued a warning against the use of the blue butterfly pea plant for direct consumption as a food or beverage, although its use as a natural food colouring agent has been permitted.
Japan’s Ezaki Glico is breaking the norms of selling infant formula from supermarkets and mum-and-baby stores and will now sell its liquid infant formula under the label “Icreo Baby Milk” through a vending machine in Hokkaido.
Indian regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has urged the government to again extend its 11-year-old ban on Chinese milk products until labs at Indian ports have been upgraded for melamine testing.
South Korea’s ban on seafood from Fukushima, Japan has been upheld by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after a legal debate spanning several years, despite protests from Japan that the food products are ‘scientifically safe’.
CP Kelco is eyeing aggressive APAC expansion with its recent global brand strategy launch, with the Philippines, Malaysia and Pakistan topping the list of countries for market entry, on the back of growing demand for plant-based protein and dairy alternatives.
Suntory Beverage & Food is set to launch its new Pepsi Japan Cola exclusively in the country next month, in its latest bid to put the fizz back into the market as consumers increasingly opt for healthier options.