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Huishan Dairy sold only 56 cans of its flagship infant formula product in a week in the wake of the scandal


Milk scandal raises questions over China's new food safety law

By Dominic Morgan, CCM

Another dairy scandal has raged across Chinese media over the last month, overshadowing the introduction of China’s much-touted new food safety law and casting further doubts over the government’s ability to bring the country’s chaotic food supply chain...

The National People's Congress is China's apex legislature


China gives new food law more teeth and tougher penalties

By RJ Whitehead

The standing committee of China’s National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislature, has voted to adopt an amendment to the food safety law that proscribes the heaviest penalties yet to offenders.

Philippines health secretary Janette Loreto-Garin


Filipino food safety Act given more teeth and oversight

By RJ Whitehead

Ministers in the Philippines have signed off the regulatory side of their country’s Food Safety Act 2013, bringing new levels of oversight to the industry and placing greater responsibility onto companies to ensure greater traceability.

US health foods body adds weight to China regulatory reform debate


US health foods body adds weight to China regulatory reform debate

By RJ Whitehead

The US Natural Products Association has joined industry body the US-China Health Products Association in calling Chinese food regulators to change their definition of dietary health supplements to give importers clearer access to the market.

Codex sets new maximum levels for lead and arsenic


Codex sets new maximum levels for lead and arsenic

By RJ Whitehead

With the safety of infant formula and Asia’s reliance on rice never far from the headlines, the United Nations body responsible for food standards has now set new acceptable levels of lead in the former and arsenic in the region’s biggest crop.


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