Decoding Health Food Regulation in Japan

Rose Hong
Tuesday , 22nd Dec 2020

In Japan, health food is very popular since Japanese people prioritize health and health care. Additionally, the Japanese government follows the concept that the development of the health food industry can not only alleviate the declining birthrate and aging population but also reduce medical expenses.

This webinar aims to interpret and decode the health food regulations in Japan. The speaker will introduce the regulatory requirements for different health foods and offer a preliminary market access overview for those enterprises that want to export products to Japan.


Part 1 Introduction to health food in Japan

  • Definitions

  • Relevant laws and regulations

Part 2 Supervision mechanism of different health food

  • Conventional foods including “so-called health foods”

  • Foods for specified health Uses (FOSHU)

  • Foods with Function Claims(FFC)

  • Foods with Nutrient Function Claims (FNFC)

Part 3 Feature comparison and market access suggestions

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  • ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
    Rose Hong is an analyst in ChemLinked and focusing on track, research and analysis on laws and regulations on the Food and Cosmetics of Japan. She has published several news and news tickers, especially in those sectors: food safety, food additives, beverages, FCM, and food labeling.