Regulation & Policy

A total of 122.5 metric tonnes of vitamin C was seized. ©iStock

Indian authorities thwart vitamin C-smuggling syndicate

By Cheryl Tay

A recent anti-smuggling operation by Indian customs officials and the country’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seen a total 122.5 metric tonnes of ascorbic acid (or vitamin C) seized by authorities.

There is considerable activity around food regulations in Australia. ©iStock

FoodPro / AIFST Convention 2017

Australia’s food regulation changes: ‘The good, the bad and the ugly’

By Gary Scattergood

The desired policy outcomes for Australian food and drink regulations are rapidly shifting away from food safety and point-of-sale information to being focused on public health and consumer rights…leading to some “good”, but other “bad and ugly” changes...

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