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Chinese halal legislation taken off the table once again

By RJ Whitehead

Lukewarm reaction to a draft law on halal food has prevented it from being listed in China's legislative work plan for 2016 in spite of an announcement last month by the State Council’s legal affairs office that put it firmly on the agenda.

Schisanda berries drying in China.  Photo courtesy of Chris Kilham.

China's proposed food safety overhaul lacks clarity and detail, NPA says

By Hank Schultz

China’s proposed changes in its food safety regulations, which also govern dietary supplements, are long on aspiration and short on specifics. That’s the opinion expressed by the Natural Products Association in comments the organization submitted to Chinese...

India is set to crack down on misleading food ads with a countrywide regime

India will crack down on misleading food ads

By Ankush Chibber

The Indian government has set up a high level panel to investigate and recommend regulations to food advertisers in a 'serious' crackdown on the menace of misleading food advertisements.

Internationals won't be put off investing in India, following FDI postponement

Hostility towards FDI will not put off internationals

By Kacey Culliney

India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) law for its retail sector was put on hold earlier this month following political opposition, but this will not impede internationals entering, according to an analyst.


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