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Singapore introduces new vending machine guidelines  
In Singapore, as the growing number of businesses venture into vending machines to dispense ready-to-eat (RTE) meals, steps are being taken to regulate the industry.
A ...
 
7 major soft drink manufacturers to cut sugar contents in their drinks  
In Singapore, 7 major soft drinks manufacturers have agreed to reduce sugar content in all their drinks to 12% and below by 2020, according to ...
 
Tiga Pilar denies false rice labelling allegations  
A unit of Indonesian food manufacturer, Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food denied earlier allegations of rice stock hoarding, incorrect labelling and unfair business practices.
“We did not ...
 
Tax Stamps on Alcoholic Drinks will commence in 2018  
The Philippines’ government will start tighter monitoring of the excise taxes being paid by manufacturers as well as importers of distilled spirits and alcoholic drinks ...
 
New tax on sugary drinks poses a big threat to non-alcoholic beverage segment  
Philippine’s government attempt to discourage soft drink consumption and raise additional revenues by taxing sugary drinks is now threatening the entire Pesos 147 billion (US$2.88 ...
 
TTC obtains certification for Organic Sugar  
Major Vietnamese sugar producer, Thanh Thanh Cong Group (TTC), has received a certification for organic sugar from Control Union Vietnam under the Control Union World ...
 
HCMC launches program to boost Pork traceability  
HCMC authorities in Vietnam have just launched a 10-day program to bolster pork traceability by intensifying checks on the origin of pork supplied to the ...
 
Ribena batches recalled due to one error in manufacturing process  
Japanese beverage giant, Suntory has issued a recall for some of its Ribena cordial drinks in Malaysia.
Suntory's Regional General Manager for Malaysia, Hong Kong and ...
 
46 samples of Cooking Oil found with cancer-causing substance  
In mid-July, Hong Kong's consumer watchdog found that more than 40 samples of cooking oil contained contaminants and a cancer-causing substance. The Consumer Council tested ...
 
Nestle recalls ‘substandard’ infant formula products in Shanghai  
Nestle has recalled 2 batches of its Alfare infant formula food in Shanghai in late July for insufficient ingredients, but it assured consumers that the ...
 
China lifted suspension on Bellamy’s milk powder  
Bellamy’s Australia, a major infant milk producer, can resume its exports to China after mainland regulators recently lifted the suspension of the import licence for ...
 
China announces 1st group of infant formula companies that get approval for market access in 2018  
In early August, China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has announced the first batch of infant nutrition companies and products that have passed its new ...
 
Eggs tainted with insecticides besetting Europe  
The European Union (EU) is planning to hold an extraordinary meeting on 26 September to discuss the growing tainted egg scandal as it announced that ...
 
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