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China’s Two Sessions 2021: What Are the Proposals for Food Industry?
Mar 23, 2021
Two sessions 2021 commenced on March 4 and concluded on March 11. In the most important annual meeting in China, NPC deputies from all walks of life converged in Beijing and shared their insights on industry and social development. The following are the proposals related to food industry.
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 1.
South Korea Packaging Materials Requirement (Part 2): Methods of Evaluating and Labeling Recyclability
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.
Labeling of Food Containing Designated Ingredients etc. Enforced by Japan on June 1, 2020
Aug 26, 2020
"Food containing designated ingredients, etc." refers to foods that contain ingredients designated by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare as ingredients requiring special precautions.
Japan Publishes the Guidelines’ Draft for the Ex-Post Review on Foods with Function Claims
Apr 14, 2020
The Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) published “The guidelines’ draft to ensure transparency of the ex-post regulations (ex-post review) of Foods with Function Claims based on related legislations on food labeling, etc.” and started receiving public comments on January 16, 2020.
The Labeling Requirements of “-Free” and “Non-Use” for Food Additives in Japan
Mar 05, 2020
The 6th “Discussion about the Food Additives Labeling System” was held at the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) on November 1, 2019, which mainly talked about the use of “-free” and “non-use” for food additive labeling.
China’s Meal Replacement Market: Market Overview and Regulatory Compliance
Feb 09, 2020
Consumer purchasing preference of food products in China has been profoundly shaped by China’s shifting demographics, consumption upgrade, and demand for healthy foods.
China New Trademark Law Effective since Nov. 1, 2019
Nov 26, 2019
As revealed by No. 29 Presidential Decree issued in Apr. In 2019, China officially passed the amendment to “Trademark Law”. The new law became effective on Nov. 1, 2019.
Analysis on Japanese Beer Labelling
Nov 22, 2019
I would like to feature the labeling standards for beer while mentioning the definition of craft beer and pointing out its differences from the local beer.
Capitalizing on General Food Nutrient Function Claims
Oct 15, 2019
Nutrient fortification claims and corresponding health claims (nutrient function claims) can also be used on general foods and does not require registration or filing. These rules are laid down in Chinese national standard GB 28050.
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 | March 2021
Newly Released Regulations & Standards, 2018-2020
China Releases Five Guidelines for Organic Foods Certification Sampling
China Unveils the New GB Standards for Infant Formula Milk Powder
China Approves 50 National Food Safety Standards and 4 Amendments, Cheese, Infant Formula and Maximum Levels of Contaminants Involved
China Approves 10 New Varieties of Food Additives and 6 New Varieties of Food Related Products
Japan JCII Embarks upon FCM Product Registration Service Starting from Apr. 1
South Korea Consults on the Packaging Material Requirements
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