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On October 4, 2021, the Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) announced that nine brands of instant soup would be temporarily removed from the market due to noncompliance with Mexican labeling laws, namely misleading declarations regarding product content, or because of high levels of ingredients perceived to pose health risks, such as fats, salt, sugar, and calories.
The Hong Kong government recently published a report on its second Food Consumption Survey which highlights local dietary preferences.
On August 27, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified on its website the proposal to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Advertising and Claims) Amendment Regulations (2018), to introduce claims made on additional categories of edible vegetable oil.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

India: India's FSSAI Proposes New Regulations for Vegan Foods

On September 8, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published draft regulations for packaged vegan food products.
On September 2, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified the Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) First Amendment Regulations (2021).
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China: China's Frozen French Fries Production Expands

China’s marketing year (MY) 2021/22 fresh potato production is forecast at 94 million metric tons (MMT), a 5 percent decrease over MY2020/21 primarily due to decreased acreage.
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Thailand: Thailand's Pet Food Market

Thailand’s pet food market experienced steady growth due to the rise of “pet humanisation” and an increasing cat population.
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United Arab Emirates: Retail Foods

The United States is one of the top three leading suppliers of imported consumer oriented agricultural products to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a total of $737 million in 2020, a 29.8 percent decrease from 2019 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
On July 15, 2021, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry (MTI) signed Decree No. 322/2021. The decree renewed an earlier decision that extended the shelf-life validity period for imported frozen fish from six to nine months and of frozen beef liver from seven to ten months.
On July 30, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published on its website the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Third Amendment Regulations (2021).
The Republic of Korea (Korea) is a developed Asian country with a global presence in high-tech, automobile, and electronics industries. Korea is an industrial powerhouse with a skilled labor force.
On July 28, 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published a notice soliciting comments on "Further Regulating the Labeling and Marking of Infant and Young Children Formula Milk Powder Products (Draft for Solicitation of...