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Plant-Based ‘Meats’ In China on the Rise as Pork Prices Increase 110%
Plant-Based ‘Meats’ In China on the Rise as Pork Prices Increase 110%

SHANGHAI – Vegan ‘meats’ are increasing in popularity across mainland China as innovation has led to an enticing range of ...

Mumbai Central Becomes India’s First ‘Eat Right Station’, with 4-Star FSSAI Rating
Mumbai Central Becomes India’s First ‘Eat Right Station’, with 4-Star FSSAI Rating

The Mumbai Central railway station has been certified as India’s first Eat Right Station, with four stars rating by the Food ...

Air Asia Aims To Beat American Fast Food with Its On Ground Inflight Meals
Air Asia Aims To Beat American Fast Food with Its On Ground Inflight Meals

KUALA LUMPUR – Airline food has long been the butt of travellers’ jokes, but Malaysia’s AirAsia Group Bhd is seeking to ...

Can Asia’s Love for Tofu Curb the Plastic Crisis?
Can Asia’s Love for Tofu Curb the Plastic Crisis?

A staple in the Asian diet, soybeans have been used to make tofu, miso soup and soy milk for hundreds of ...

India’s Frozen Dessert wants to be labeled as Ice Cream
India’s Frozen Dessert wants to be labeled as Ice Cream

In what could bring the curtains down on the prolonged cold war between icecream makers and manufacturers of frozen desserts, ...

Hong Kong Is Considering Southeast Asia Pig Imports
Hong Kong Is Considering Southeast Asia Pig Imports

Hong Kong is looking into importing live pigs from countries in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, to supplement a dwindling supply from mainland ...

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Alexandra Jeanice 2747 views
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According to Presidential Decree No. 80 Year 2017, the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (NADFC / BPOM) carry out government duties in the field of Drug and Food control in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations. According to BPOM Regulation Number 21 Year 2016 on Food Categor...

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Malaysia Food Regulation 1985 does not clearly mention which mandatory information should be included in a written warranty. Therefore, the written warranty can be any statement as long as it mentions that the product is safe to eat and complies with Food Regulation 1985.   Reference Ministry o...

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According to regulation No. 51 Year 2014 about Specific Rice Export and Import Recommendations, Japonica rice with 5% broken rice (maximum) is allowed to be imported for industry / special consumption.   According to the regulation of Ministry of Trade No. 01 Year 2018, the right to import rice...

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tiancai.l 3989 views
Are there certain provisions or regulations in Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand regarding a ‘No Sugar Added’ claim ...
How about Palatinose (Isomaltulose), can we make claim for "No Sugar Added? This is referring to the attached marketing material.

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anonymous 1935 views
Hi, may I know if collagen is stable against heat? Will it denature when subjected to UHT? Any clinical papers ...
Collagen breakdown is dependent on factors including temperature and time. High temperature and long period (about 20 minutes) of exposure to heat accelerate the collagen denaturation (Dumitriu & Popa, 2013). References Dumitriu, S. & Popa, V. I. (2013). Polymeric Biomaterials: Structure and...