Sugar taxes have continued to gain momentum in 2017, but the introduction of new legislation is rarely straight-forward. We take a look at countries around the globe where sugar taxes have been making headlines this year.
Stevia supplier PureCircle has opened a new application laboratory in India as it seeks to boost sales to manufacturers that are looking to develop new low-calorie products to counter rising cases of obesity and diabetes in South Asia.
Nestle’s India boss Suresh Narayanan has insisted Maggi products in India are compliant with all Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) rules following fresh concerns about the popular noodle brand.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released a set of guidelines to make sure that food firms have a proper and clear plan to recall a food product if it is found to be unsafe.
India now has one unified organic logo and a new online portal that has been set-up for consumers to track the provenance of products, with one industry veteran welcoming the pro-organic stance from officials.
South Korean giant Lotte Confectionery has fully acquired Havmor Ice Cream Ltd in India for Rs1,020 crore (about US$157.9m), entering the ice cream snacks segment as well as expanding its business network across India.
American customs authorities are reviewing allegations that North Korean workers have been working in Chinese factories in conditions bordering on slavery, and will begin prohibiting imports if necessary.
Though the government has embarked on a number of projects over recent years to improve farm production, some states are yet to realise the importance of post-harvest management and have been missing out in revenue as a result, according to agriculture...