Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has launched the ‘Fat, Sugar and Salt reduction Initiative in Qatar” to cut such content in food and beverages – both locally manufactured goods and those imported.
More than half of all cases of anaphylaxis or food allergy reactions featured in a new study occurred after the consumption of products that failed to contain any allergen warning labels, according to researchers at the University of Melbourne.
Separate research from China and Thailand have both found that diets high in soy products could be the answer to lower hypertension risk in Asians, in contrast to traditional fruit- or vegetable-rich diets.
Fears are mounting that a big chunk of India’s food exports would be hit after suggestions emerged that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates would halt billions of dollars of imports because of issues surrounding quality.
Malaysian-based ethnic food manufacturing specialist Kawan Food has teamed up with Holista CollTech to develop an innovative range of healthy low-glycaemic index (GI) Asian flatbreads, especially popular in Asian countries such as Malaysia and India.
The Philippines’ lifting of a 20-year old rice import cap is likely to result in some 1.2 million metric tons of rice being imported into the country in the wake of ongoing shortages and price hikes, the National Food Agency (NFA) has said.