The Bangladesh High Court has publicly slated the nation’s food standards agency Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) for a lack of responsibility amidst contrasting dairy adulteration test results circulating in the country.
Four major trending issues are driving the health foods market in China today, with a combination of strong national pride and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) influence having particular sway over the younger generation of local consumers.
A new report has revealed that the number of notable investments into China’s plant-based sector rose significantly over the past year, whether in the areas of plant-based snacks, plant-based beverages or tech-enhanced alternatives.
Japanese food firms Nippon Fisheries and House Foods have announced plans to change the expiry dates of their products from the date specific format to the month specific format as a measure to reduce food waste.
Lebanon’s chocolatier Patchi, UAE’s Al Rawabi Dairy, and Saudi’s Almarai food conglomerate are the top three ‘most intimate’ consumer brands among UAE consumers, according to a survey by brand insights agency MBLM.
An increasing focus on gut health, alternative protein sources and better-for-you product development are amongst the major trends that industry experts have identified as crucial to the Australian healthy foods industry.
New Zealand’s Lewis Road Creamery has cited its dairy quality and innovative capabilities as major reasons it is not concerned about competition from the plant-based products sector as it targets expansion into Asia.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is looking to amend the Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act to expand its jurisdiction over the country’s food product exports, in addition to relaxing licenses and gaining control over animal feed.