Valio’s infant formulas receive export permit from China

EUROPE – The Finnish dairy products manufacturer, Valio Ltd has said that its consumer-packaged infant formulas have received an export permit from Chinese authorities. The permit allows Valio to export its powdered infant formulas, manufactured at the Lapinlahti plant, and ready-to-feed liquid infant formula, made at the Turenki plant to China. This builds on an…

SC revives US$91m class-action suit against Nestle India over Maggi noodles

INDIA – The Supreme Court of India has revived the government case seeking US$91 million in damages from Nestle India for alleged unfair trade practices, false labelling and misleading advertisements. The suit is based on an earlier case that claimed high lead content and presence of MSG (Monosodium glutamate) in Nestle’s popular brand of pasta,…

Singapore considers ban, tax on high-sugar drinks to tackle diabetes

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MoH) and Health Promotion Board are contemplating banning the sale of higher-sugar pre-packaged drinks or introducing a sugar tax in a bid to curb high sugar intake among people. The Ministry indicated that the move targets to control lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity in the country. MOH…

New edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems released

WORLD – A new edition of ISO 22000 on food safety management systems has been released after reports were made that over two hundred diseases spread through the food chain and therefore, sustainable food production has become a challenge. Food safety is about the prevention, elimination and control of foodborne hazards, from the site of production…

Nigeria sets up committee to create policy framework to boost dairy industry

NIGERIA - The Federal Government said it has constituted a stakeholder’s committee to develop a policy framework to boost the dairy industry. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and investment Hajia Aisha Abubakar, said that the objective is to attract and achieve local participation in the dairy business; ensure local content development of dairy;…