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An Indian perspective on the anti-plastic lobby

An Indian perspective on the anti-plastic lobby
INDIA -
Indian local legislators have begun to implement rules regulating the use of plastic packaging in advance of national plastic Waste Management and Handling legislation, which had been due to be implemented before the end of 2015, that will effectively ban all non-compostable or non-biodegradable plastic packaging.

Online e-retailers caught in China’s food safety net

Online e-retailers caught in China’s food safety net
CHINA -
The rapid growth of e-commerce in China, and the never ending food safety scandals, tainted or counterfeit products and the lack of consumer confidence in domestic supplies of items such as infant milk formula, has led to a boom in cross border internet sales of food and health supplements.  But that may be about to end.

China to tighten food advertising & labelling regulations

China to tighten food advertising & labelling regulations
CHINA –
A new regulation for the advertising of food and food products that are put on sale in China has been issued by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC).

India publishes draft amendments to National Food Standards

India publishes draft amendments to National Food Standards
INDIA –
The Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has published draft amendments to the national Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, and opened public consultation.

Food contact material regulations in China revised

Food contact material regulations in China revised
CHINA -
On 20 January 2015, National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC) published Draft Hygienic Standard for Use of food additives in Food Contact Materials and Products.

Jail time for Australian in China “substandard food” scandal verdict

Jail time for Australian in China “substandard food” scandal verdict
CHINA –
For selling “substandard food”, a court in Shanghai has handed down jail terms of between three years and 19 months to an Australian general manager and nine local employees of OSI, the US food processing company at the centre of the 2014 date-expired meat product scandal.

China establishes new regime for food imports

China establishes new regime for food imports
CHINA -
Under the new Food Safety Law a management system is gradually being introduced to regulate food imports, placing a legal burden on the importer to ensure the safety of food being brought into the country.

Malaysian state police clamps down on illegal trading of biodegradable packaging

Malaysian state police clamps down on illegal trading of biodegradable packaging
MALAYSIA –
State police in Malacca have caught two companies trying to cash in on the Malaysian state’s biodegradable packaging regulation by selling biodegradable food containers with misleading labels.

Thailand to implement REACH-type legislation

Thailand to implement REACH-type legislation
THAILAND –
According to the Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Thailand is in the process of developing a National Chemical Inventory similar to other countries, as well as a REACH-like registration scheme for new chemical substances and priority existing chemical substances.

Thailand to implement REACH-type legislation

Thailand to implement REACH-type legislation
THAILAND –
According to the Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Thailand is in the process of developing a National Chemical Inventory similar to other countries, as well as a REACH-like registration scheme for new chemical substances and priority existing chemical substances.

Bangladesh promises to implement jute packaging law

Bangladesh promises to implement jute packaging law
BANGLADESH –
The Bangladeshi government intends to launch programs to promote the use of jute-based packaging, as well as halt the usage of plastic packaging “in a month or two”.

China revises key food contact material standard

China revises key food contact material standard
CHINA –
The Chinese government is currently consulting industry on a draft amendment to its food contact material standard GB 9685.

China launches crackdown on food and drug safety and environmental pollution violations

China launches crackdown on food and drug safety and environmental pollution violations
CHINA –
In response to increasing public discontent, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has launched a 22-month crackdown on food and drug, and environmental crimes.

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