Nutrition

Asia bets on health logos

Asia bets on health logos

By Ankush Chibber

Asian food safety authorities are increasingly considering health logos for food and beverage products that meet certain nutritional criteria to help combat rising obesity rates in the region, international food policy consultancy EAS said.

Australia gains an updated nutrient database

Australia gains an updated nutrient database

By Shane Starling

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has updated its highly popular nutrient database to include new information about fatty acids, iodine, vitamin D and more.

Lipid Nutrition withdraws Oz/NZ CLA Novel Foods application

Lipid Nutrition withdraws Oz/NZ CLA Novel Foods application

By Shane Starling

Dutch-based Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) player, Lipid Nutrition, has withdrawn its CLA Novel Foods application in Australia and New Zealand due to the two countries’ policy to reduce all trans fatty acids (TFAs) in the diet.

India is being urged to invest more in functional foods development

India urges greater functional foods investment

By Shane Starling

Indian authorities have urged greater investment in the functional foods sector to join the battle against malnutrition and obesity, and promote wellness among the country’s 1.1bn population.

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