Policy and Regulatory

Korea launches world’s first cooperation channel among senior representatives of food regulatory authorities

Asia-Pacific region takes first step towards global food regulatory cooperation The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) in South Korea recently hosted the 1st Asia-Pacific Food Regulatory Authority Summit (APFRAS) to discuss regulatory harmonisation and establishment of an international coordination system for the food sector among countries in the[Read More…]

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Food security sector to benefit from UAE and Thailand’s economic partnership agreement

UAE’s principal exports to Thailand are ethylene polymers, gold, vegetable residues The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Thailand have agreed to begin negotiations to establish a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the two countries, according to a joint statement signed by Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign[Read More…]

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Singapore’s Nutri-Grade labelling influences consumers to make healthier choices: Study

Consumer choices in an experimental online grocery store indicate the likely impact of a new labelling system in Singapore Singapore’s new mandatory labelling system—called Nutri-Grade (NG)—is likely to encourage consumers to purchase beverages with lower sugar content, suggests a trial by researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School. Instituted by the Singapore[Read More…]

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FAO welcomed an additional $150 million multi-agency contribution from the World Bank to scale up restoration of rural livelihoods in Yemen

Increased support for the joint Yemen Food Security Response and Resilience Project as acute food insecurity intensifies Since 2021, the $127 million Yemen Food Security Response and Resilience Project (FSRRP) has been jointly implemented by FAO, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP). The International Committee of the Red[Read More…]

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