The Standards Organisation of Nigeria drafts policy on recycling of plastic waste

NIGERIA – The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), in partnership with stakeholders in food industry have drafted a national policy on lifecycle of plastics with recycling of plastic waste, waiting approval by the relevant government […]

RSPO tightens standards to enhance palm oil sustainability

AFRICA – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a palm oil industry watchdog, has introduced tougher rules to its members in the industry as it seeks to make the edible oil ‘greener’. RSPO says […]

China’s salt intake among the highest in the world, new research

UK – China is confirmed to be among the nations in the world where salt intake is the highest, with most of its population consuming way higher than the recommended amount. According to a new […]

UK’s obese population outnumbers smokers in a ratio of two to one

UK – The number of obese people in the UK has risen high above to smokers in a ratio of two to one, according to recent figures from Cancer Research UK. These concerning revelations were […]

Arla receives license for Kraft Heinz’s Middle East cheese business

DENMARK – Arla Foods has received a license to use the Kraft® brand in the Middle East after acquiring the cheese business from Mondelez International last year. The license agreement will run for a period […]

Russia extends zero duty on wheat export on a stable market

RUSSIA – The Russian government has extended the zero rate for the wheat export duty to July 1, 2021. According to Russia’s Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev, there were no reasons to abolish the zero-duty rate […]

FSSAI calls for colour-coded labels for high fat, sugar foods

INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drafted several proposals in the new labelling regulations, mandating manufacturers to include red-color coding on labels of food containing high-fat, high-sugar and high-salt […]

Canada to ban single-use plastics in 2021 to tackle pollution

CANADA – The Canadian government has unveiled plans to impose a ban on single-use plastic items such as bags, straws, cutlery in an effort to tackle the challenges brought about by environmental pollution. According to […]

China stops US soybean purchases amid trade tensions

CHINA – China has put a stop to purchases of U.S. soybeans amid continued trade tensions between the United States and China, according to a report from Bloomberg. Citing sources familiar with the trade situation, […]