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FSSAI to draw up new packaging regulations

By RJ Whitehead

Cases of contamination owing to the use of substandard materials have prompted the Indian regulator to take action by preparing new food packaging guidelines.

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This week Down Under

Alcohol group slams attempt to ‘create crisis’ over sports ads

By RJ Whitehead

The Australian drinks industry has accused an alcohol awareness group of “attempting to create a crisis where none exists” after it called for TV ads promoting alcohol to be phased out at times when children were likely to be watching sports broadcasts.

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Hong Kong resists sugar tax calls

By RJ Whitehead

Hong Kong authorities favour adopting health awareness schemes over introducing a tax on sugar to limit consumption.

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Australia

PM dashes renewed calls for sugar tax

By RJ Whitehead

Australian consumers already pay enough taxes at the supermarket and should not be forced to pay an extra 20% for sweetened drinks, the prime minister has said.

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