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South Korea Consults on the GMO Food Labeling Standard
Feb 01, 2021
MFDS proposed to approve "Non-GMO" labels on foods with less than 0.9% GMO materials. Health functional foods (dietary supplement) and livestock products are exempted from labeling the "GMO" labels.
South Korea Launches Automatic Labeling System
Jan 21, 2021
South Korea rolled out an automatic labeling system to help enterprises better understand food labeling items.
Japan Updates Food Composition Standard Tables
Jan 05, 2021
On December 25, 2020, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan released the amendment to the Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan-(Eighth Revised Version) (from now on "Standard Tables"), which mainly subdivided the carbohydrates, changed the energy calculation method, and enriched the information on prepared food. Besides, the number of listed food has increased by 287, now amounting to 2,478.
Regulation & Standard
Recycling Mark of Food Package/Containers in Japan
Dec 17, 2020
Food labeling is required for containers and packaging, but similarly, when using containers and packaging of the applicable material, it is necessary to display the "identification mark", the so-called recycling mark.
Fermented Dairy Products：“Healthy” Remains a Key Focus of Future Development in China
Sep 28, 2020
Main fermented dairy products include fermented milk and cheese, both categories are growing rapidly. From 2005 to 2019, the sales amount proportion of yoghurt to liquid milk products increased from 14.7% to 36.5%.
South Korea Revises Health Functional Food Code
Sep 25, 2020
Ministry of Food and Drug Safety promulgated the amendments to Health Functional Food Code. The new precautions for nine ingredients are added. Besides, chromium’s new function is inserted.
South Korea Revises Labeling Requirements of Food
Sep 11, 2020
South Korea expands the food sorts subject to the caffeine content and specifies the RNI standard for children's food.
China Reveals the Second Consultation Draft of GB 28050 General Rules for Nutrition Labeling of Prepackaged Food
Sep 03, 2020
On August 31, 2020, NHC opened the consultation drafts of 16 national standards for public feedback, including the draft of GB 28050 General Rules for Nutrition Labeling of Prepackaged food and 15 other standards involving food contact material, dairy products, beverage, etc.
South Korea Cracks down on Sales of Baby Formulas that use False Advertising
Sep 01, 2020
MFDS revealed that over 400 infant formulas have been sold online using illegal advertisements. The business entities in violation would be punished with administrative penalties. This article also indicates the requirements of labeling infant formula in South Korea.
South Korea Packaging Materials Requirement (Part 1): Materials Subject to Recyclability Grade Evaluation
Aug 28, 2020
As the grace period for evaluating packaging material grade ends on September 24, 2020, industries are in dire need of detailed instructions on how to conduct this evaluation correctly. This two-part article will give an A to Z introduction of Korea’s new packaging materials requirement. This one is Part 2.
Updates of Consultation Drafts in China, 2018-2020
China Consults on Series of Health Food Related Documents, Involving Function Catalogue, Function Evaluation and Human Consumption Trial
Asia Pacific Food Regulation Dynamics 2020-2021
Asia Pacific Food Regulation Dynamics | January 2021
Newly Released Regulations & Standards, 2018-2020
China Releases Five Guidelines for Organic Foods Certification Sampling
Top 10 Food Regulatory Updates in China in 2020
Five Influences that China’s Promotion Action Plan of Dairy Quality and Safety will Bring Forth
China Approves 10 New Varieties of Food Additives and 6 New Varieties of Food Related Products
Breaking News: South Korea Permits General Food with Function Claim
South Korea Suspends the Food Importation from 36 Countries
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