Parents in Hong Kong and China are the world's biggest spenders when it comes to infant formula, but consumer oragnisations have accused global manufacturers of 'exploiting parents concerns' around safety to charge premium prices.
An ingredient in cow's milk has been identified as a potential type 1 diabetes trigger in those with genetic risk factors, but researchers say they have been frustrated in efforts to make the findings available to the wider public.
The National University of Singapore academic behind what is believed to be the world's first probiotic beer has revealed the considerable challenges that had to be overcome for good bacteria to survive in booze.
Japanese supplier Kewpie has seen more than 60 products launched in the country using its hyaluron ingredient Hyabest, with a raft of products touting its beauty or joint pain benefits for the ageing population in the wake of more relaxed regulations.
Chinese authorities may have introduced more stringent infant formula rules, but New Zealand exports are continuing to soar, with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) economists forecasting they will soon top NZ$1bn for the first time.
The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has issued a blanket ban on marketing and free sampling of infant formula in hospitals in Pakistan, following a meeting with Formula Milk Association office bearers on 26 September.