South Korea is tightening its watch over the quality of krill oil by proposing to follow the CODEX standards, including setting a minimum requirement for phospholipids concentration and limiting the amount of linoleic acid and myristic acid.
South Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is stemming the advertising of fermented milk as products with health benefits, such as improving intestinal and immune health, in its latest crackdown on probiotic-related products.
The Korea Consumer Agency has urged the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) to re-evaluate the use of aloe vera whole leaf extract in health functional foods, cliaming long-term use could lead to side-effects, such as decreased colon function.
The New Zealand food industry is calling for an updated national nutrition study to find out accurate folic acid intake levels in order to ensure that the government is not ’flying blind’ in its recent decision to mandate the addition of this to flour.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has again amended its rules on Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamins and minerals, a matter of weeks after originally publishing updated regulations.
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has proposed stricter rules for ingredient labelling in infant formulas, with particularly stringent developments for products designed for babies up to six months of age.
The Australian manuka honey industry has gathered over 5,000 pages of information to fight back in court against New Zealand’s recent attempts to trademark the name ‘manuka’ for its honey, after failed attempts to reach a truce.
South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has uncovered products containing Viagra and other medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) entering the country under the guise of vitamin C and bromelain supplements.