The food industry in Singapore is generally supportive' of proposals from the Ministry of Health (MOH) to ban all partially hydrogenated oils (PHO), a form of trans fat commonly found in pre-packaged food products, according to a government minister.
From sugar taxes to plastic waste bans, we bring you six regulation and policy updates that look set to heavily influence the APAC food industry in 2019, with the help of insights from major brands, academics and trade associations.
Food adulteration violators in India to get life imprisonment, Australia to stop 'misleading' plant-based product labelling, Malaysia imposes sugar tax and more updates feature in this edition of Policy Picks.
Changes to food safety and traceability rules in China, the prospect of severe fines for food firms in Vietnam, plus potential raw milk law changes in New Zealand feature in our monthly policy round-up.
NGO coalition Human Rights for Migrant Fishers staged a protest in Taipei during the Taiwan government’s recent workshop on combating human trafficking, to highlight the large gap between international standards and that of the Taiwan fishery industry.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) says it has begun framing regulations for genetically-modified (GM) food, shortly after being accused of failing to restrict the import of such items.