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Americas: US to drive reduced sodium foods, says Visiongain

A 2016 study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that more than 90% of children and 89% of adults...

Europe: Tool for estimating vulnerability to food fraud

Wageningen University, RIKILT Wageningen UR and VU Amsterdam have launched the Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment tool (FFVA) for companies to approximate their vulnerability to...

Asia Pacific: Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety reduces certain fees for small volume...

Hong Kong has reduced the fees for applications for small volume exemption (SVE) from Nutrition Labelling, if they have been submitted through electronic means...

Europe: APET material for packaging fresh meat receives European patent

Faerch Plast’s MAPET II, which won a WorldStar award in 2015, is innovative mono packaging produced from a material for top sealing of fresh...

Asia Pacific: Enabling Singaporean companies to internationalize

Singapore's food and beverage (F&B) industry is shifting its focus away from productivity to spotlight on value creation. Spearheaded by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)...

Asia: FOA releases labeling scheme for mountain products

FAO's Mountain Partnership and Slow Food have launched a voluntary product label for mountain goods that is meant to improve market access for small...

Americas: Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs is an ongoing threat, says CDC

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs, an ongoing public health threat, continued to show both positive and challenging trends in 2013, according to human illness...

Asia Pacific: World Bank, Vietnam to finance initiatives

The State Bank of Vietnam and the World Bank have signed four credit agreements totaling US$507 million to support Vietnam’s priorities in sustainable agriculture,...

Europe: FSA publishes guide for meat processors

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a revised and improved version of its Meat Industry Guidance, following a review by the FSA and...

Asia Pacific: Korea approves poultry imports from the Philippines

The Republic of Korea (ROK) has given the Philippines access to its US$300 million market for fresh frozen chicken. The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency...
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