The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has denied that the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had any impact on the local meat and fish industry, but said that it intended to ‘leverage’ the crisis to raise hygiene standards...
Melons, berries and leafy vegetables have been singled out as major priorities in Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s (FSANZ) move to formulate a new standard to manage horticultural products at ‘high risk’ of causing foodborne illnesses.
Global MNC Nestle, Japanese nutraceutical brand Otsuka Pharma and major Asian pharmacy retailer Watsons have been added to the line-up for our third Healthy Ageing APAC Summit in Singapore, which has an earlybird delegate offer closing this Friday.
Food and beverage companies in Indonesia have cited government regulations as the major factor for reformulation, in a country where 28% of the adult population is overweight, 22% is obese, and 35% of deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease.
The Chinese authorities are conducting a public consultation for the new food safety standards that it has drafted for a number of food items, including liquid infant formula, infant formula powder, and infant food.
Hubei-based Angel Yeast Company has donated RMB$1m (USD143k) through the Municipal Charity Federation for epidemic prevention and control in response to the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic.
Plant-based products have recently come under fire for potential negative health and environmental effects, but much of this has so far gone more or less unnoticed and/or unmentioned by its proponents, it has been claimed.
The recent coronavirus outbreak originating from animals in China has seen food and beverage authorities and industries worldwide taking steps to prevent spreading or ‘importing’ the virus into their countries – some more aggressively than others.
Health & Happiness (H&H) Group’s Good Gout is focusing on its China expansion this year, with new product launches and more offline distribution channels in the pipeline for the firm which specialises in organic snacks for children.
The advance programme for our third Healthy Ageing APAC Summit, which takes place in Singapore in July, has been published and features expert speakers from major brands, leading academic institutions, and policy and market experts.
The Philippines has become the latest country worldwide, and the 12th in the Asia Pacific region, to fully lift all import bans and measures on Japanese foods previously restricted due to nuclear radiation concerns.
Australian adults are consuming less than optimal amounts of potassium, while sodium intake is higher than recommended, which may lead to a higher risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), hypertension and other non-communicable diseases.
A major Japanese population study has found that people who eat more fermented soy products, such as miso and natto, have lower mortality rate, but found no such link between consumption of unfermented items like tofu and soy milk.
Japanese researchers have found a link between high household salt intakes and increased deaths due to various forms of cardiovascular disease, renewing calls for lower salt consumption and increased intake of healthier foods such as fruits, vegetables...
Fonterra’s 2019 Sustainability Report has highlighted various strategies that the major dairy co-operative intends to implement to 2025, with particular emphasis on key areas such as health and packaging.
Spanish biotech company Pharmactive plans to target APAC’s heart health market with its aged black garlic, with launches planned in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore later this year.
Many APAC governments have explored sugar taxes to some extent over the past few years, but experts now say that although on the surface these appear to have been effective in driving reformulation, consumer behaviour and not taxation is likely to be...
The dairy industry has been a subject of intense debate in recent years, fuelled by climate change crisis concerns worldwide as well as the advancement of various plant-based alternatives claiming to be more sustainable replacements.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is looking to implement stricter mandatory allergen labelling regulations in both countries, particularly surrounding aspects such as clarity, consistency and prominence, and has opened this proposal to public...
Over 25% of food samples in the Indian state of Haryana have been found to fail food quality tests conducted by the local Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) claiming they are getting better...