Saturday, 21 September 2019

Policy and Regulatory News

  • Non-GMO Reb D Stevia Leaf Sweetener gets approval in Australia, NZ

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 12 Sep, 2019

    US based sweetener company SweeGen has announced that Food Standards Australia, New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed and approved BESTEVIA® Reb D Stevia Leaf Sweetener for us...Read more

  • Hershey reports Q4 and 2018 full year results

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 01 Feb, 2019

    The Hershey Company has announced net sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018. The company also provided its 2019 reported net sales and earnings out...Read more

  • Sri Lanka extends colour scheme for solid food

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 29 Jan, 2019

    The Sri Lankan Health and Nutrition Ministry recently announced that it would adopt the colour scheme that was adopted to categorise the sweetened drinks to solid foods as well. The decisi...Read more

  • Malaysia Halal Expo 2019 puts focus on Tokyo Olympics

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 25 Jan, 2019

    The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) is hosting Malaysia Halal Expo 2019 (MHE2019) from 24 - 26 January 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Themed "Malaysia...Read more

  • FDA identifies pathways for hemp ingredients in food & supplements

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 28 Dec, 2018

    Within an hour of the signing ceremony for the historic 2018 Farm Bill, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement by Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on the agency’s re...Read more

  • Singapore to reduce sugar in pre-packed beverages

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 06 Dec, 2018

    As part of Singapore’s War on Diabetes, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Health Promotion Board (HPB) will conduct a public consultation to seek views from the public and key stak...Read more

  • South Korea to use blockchain for beef supply management

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 22 Nov, 2018

    South Korea has announced a blockchain technology pilot aimed at tracking beef through the entire food supply chain. The pilot will be jointly undertaken by the Ministry of Science and ICT...Read more

  • Tougher penalties for fruit contamination

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 20 Sep, 2018

    Over the past few days, owing to a series of distressing events that has unfolded, relating to tampering with strawberries, particularly out of Queensland, the Liberal-National Government i...Read more

  • Singapore chicken distributors fined with S$26.9M

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 18 Sep, 2018

    13 fresh chicken distributors which supply more than 90 per cent of fresh chicken products in Singapore have been fined a record S$26.9 million for price-fixing and non-compete agreements. ...Read more

  • Queensland government offers A$100K for Strawberry contamination information

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 17 Sep, 2018

    The strawberry contamination scare in Australia has caused recall of the fruit of major brands from the supermarket. The Queensland Health Department has issued a health alert after severa...Read more

  • HSA issues warning against new weight loss product

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 14 Sep, 2018

    The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has found that the "Ke Le" weight loss product sold online contains two undeclared potent medicinal ingredients that could pose serious health risks. Ke...Read more

  • Pakistan to set up Food Helpline

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 10 Sep, 2018

    The Punjab Food Authority (PFA), Pakistan has decided to set up a Consultation Food Helpline to give free information about food and nutrition. Under the Food Helpline, qualified nutrition...Read more

  • Japan pitches JPY 600 M for food assistance in Gaza

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 07 Sep, 2018

    The Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Takeshi Okubo, and UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) Commissioner-General, Pierre Kr&a...Read more

  • NZ to focus on goat milk industry growth

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 27 Aug, 2018

    New Zealand has launched a $19.7 million programme with Dairy Goat Co-operative to grow the goat’s milk infant formula industry in the country. Caprine Innovations NZ or Caprinz is a...Read more

  • UK secures £240M deal for dairy exports with China

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 24 Aug, 2018

    The UK has secured a multi-million-pound deal which will allow it to import its dairy products made with milk from third countries into China. Estimated to be worth £240 million over...Read more

  • FSANZ launches revamped Food Allergen Portal

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 16 Aug, 2018

    A new refreshed Food Allergen Portal has been launched as a result of collaboration between industry, consumer and government stakeholders. It is providing best practice resources on managi...Read more

  • AFGC continues to support competitive tax reform

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 06 Aug, 2018

    The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) continues to support establishing globally competitive taxation rates in order to enhance the international competitiveness of Australia&rsquo...Read more

  • ACCC calls for $10 M fine for Heinz

    Policy and Regulatory |  News | 01 Aug, 2018

    ACCC has called for food giant Heinz to be hit with a $10 million fine after misleading consumers by claiming one of its snacks, marketed for toddlers, was beneficial for young&nb...Read more