China Prioritizes Review and Approval for FSMP for Rare Diseases
According to an Official media release on September 12, 2023, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) is currently trialing a priority review and approval process for urgent clinical needs related to foods for special medical purposes (FSMP) for rare diseases.
China Consults on Amino Acid Management on Foods for Special Dietary Uses
On September 14, 2023, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued an exposure draft of Announcement on Amino Acid Management in Foods for Special Dietary Uses. The draft specifies the requirements on: (1) the use of amino acid as a nutritional fortification substance in foods for special dietary use; (2) the production raw materials and production processes of amino acid; (3) as well as the test methods for various physicochemical indicators of amino acid. Any feedback can be submitted before October 7, 2023.
Philippines Adopts New Dietary Standards for Prepackaged Processed Foods
On September 7, 2023, the Philippines FDA issued FDA Circular No.2023-009, announcing to adopt the 2015 Philippine Dietary Reference Intakes (PDRI) Percent Recommended Energy Intakes/Recommended Nutrient Intakes (%REI/RNI) as the new dietary standard for all prepackaged processed foods. This move repeals Bureau Circular No. 16 s. 2005, which previously adopted the 2002 Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intakes (RENI) as the dietary standard.
[Data updated] South Korea Health Functional Ingredient Recognition: Recap and Analysis
Korean MFDS recognized 45 application cases of health functional ingredients in 2022, doubling that in 2021.
Regarding functionality, joint health enhancement accounts for the most, followed by weight loss and skin health enhancement.
What trend can be seen from these data? What shall enterprises do? ChemLinked suggestions are included in the last part of this article.