Japan Rejects 58 Batches of Imported Foods in May 2022
According to the latest MHLW notification, 58 batches of food products imported from 18 countries were found non-compliant in May 2022. Among these products, the most non-compliant imports came from America (20.6%), followed by China (17.2%) and Vietnam (15%). The agricultural products that account for 62% are still the majority of the overall rejections.
[Updated] Malaysia Revises Food Regulations
On July 22nd, Malaysia Food Safety and Quality Division unveiled two Food Regulation amendments involve general food labeling, nutrition labeling, labeling of food additive and pesticide residue limits.
Thailand Legalizes the Use of Cannabis in Food
On the press conference held on June 8, 2022, Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced the legalization of planting hemp and using cannabis in food, which means that starting from June 9, 2022, planting, selling, importing, and consuming hemp and hemp products are legal in Thailand.
Now Trending: Food & Beverage Brands Go Label Free in China
These days, Chinese consumers notice some popular beverages like Master Kong and PepsiCo have taken on a new look, adopting only simple and transparent PET bottles and no more colorful and fancy labels on them. As the pursuit of sustainability and carbon neutrality becoming one of the main themes in China's F&B industry, from the early efforts on abandoning plastic bag to using paper straws, then to today's label free bandwagon, the industry has been actively groping the next move towards greener packaging.