TFAs are coming under scrutiny in India

Indian regulators harden healthy foods stance

By Ankush Chibber

Stung by a recent report that damned many of India’s top food brands for containing high amounts of sugar, salt, and fats, the country’s food regulators are moving against the worst offenders.

Red meat cuts depression in women, says study

Red meat cuts depression in women, says study

By Melodie Michel

Eating the recommended amount of red meat every day could cut the risk of anxiety and depression in women, researchers at Deakin University in Australia have said.

There's no soy drought for Asia Pacific...

Soy foods surging at a 6.4% CAGR in Asia Pacific

By Kacey Culliney

Rapid development underpinned by large population bases in China, India, Indonesia and Korea is driving fast growth of soy foods in Asia Pacific, with an overall surge pegged at CAGR 6.4% for the region, according to a report.

Australians prefer local foods: Report

Australians prefer local foods: Report

By Ankush Chibber

A preference for local food among Australian consumers could offer Australian food processors a way to rejuvenation after a turbulent period where they have been pounded by cheap food imports.

Chocolate: It NEEDNT be vilified, say food manufacturers

NEEDNT list lacks context, says Kiwi food body

By Ankush Chibber

The top New Zealand food body has called the ‘NEEDNT’ list of foods limited in its use for everyday people as it targets individual foods rather than complete diets.

WFP backs Cambodian and Bangladeshi fortified rice programmes

WFP backs Cambodian and Bangladeshi fortified rice programmes

By Shane Starling

The World Food Programme (WFP) operates on many fronts, with many initiatives, but it’s core remains the same – to better the nutritional inputs of the world’s neediest people. Significant advances in fortified rice technology are set to see those goals...

Intertek Cantox new office to assist food ingredients companies enter China

Intertek Cantox tackles regulatory hurdles in China

By Kacey Culliney

Global consultancy firm Intertek Cantox International has expanded its food regulatory services in Asia with a new office in Beijing dedicated to assisting food ingredient manufacturers conform to regulatory requirements and enter the Chinese marketplace.

The FSSAI has been penalized for not setting safe trans fat levels in ghee and edible oil

Indian food safety body penalized by information regulator

By Ankush Chibber

India’s food safety and standards agency has been penalized by the chief information commission for failing to admit that the country does not have safety standards for trans fats in ghee and edible oil.

Herbal extract specialist R&D facility to drive NPD for international nutraceutical market

Herbal specialist in India drives NPD with new R&D centre

By Kacey Culliney

India-based botanical extract specialists, Olive Lifesciences, has invested US$434,000 in a new research and development facility near Bangalore to drive new product development (NPD) and product assessment for the nutraceutical and food markets.

Indians altering dietary habits, says Nielsen

Indians altering dietary habits, says Nielsen

By Ankush Chibber

A new survey by global research firm Nielsen reveals India’s urban citizens are altering their dietary habits as lifestyle changes send obesity rates rocketing.

TFA content of vanaspati oils set to drop in India, a government source has said

India to reduce trans fats in vanaspati oils

By Ankush Chibber

In an attempt to combat the sharp rise in obesity-related ailments in India, the national government is planning to reduce trans fatty acid (TFA) content in vanaspati oil over the next couple of years.

China has finally implemented national nutrition labelling laws, effective in 2013

China standardises nutrition labelling guidelines

By Jennifer Phang

In a bid to create unified standards and transparency across packaged products in China, the Ministry of Health has issued nutritional labelling standards, set to commence in January, 2013.

Possible campaign launch in Indonesia against unhealthy foods for children

Indonesia wants better, healthier food products at schools

By Ankush Chibber

Indonesia will more tightly supervise the sale of food products sold in and around schools in 2012, if a government agency-backed effort to reduce the impact of unhealthy snacks on the country's 50 million 6-18 year-olds is OK'd at senior level.


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