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Genki Forest’s “Zero Sucrose” Claim: Legal Labeling or False Advertising?
Apr 14, 2021
Genki Forest (Yuanqisenlin) has become one of the most high-profile beverage brands in China in recent years. However, it was dragged into a public dispute these days.
Japan CAA Revises the Labeling Requirements for Food for Special Dietary Uses
Apr 09, 2021
Products whose all properties are the same except flavors will be regarded as one type of food when it comes to the application of comprehensive nutritional food labeling. Those food are required to submit the quality control report of product designated by CAA every year.
Food for Special Dietary Use
Japan Consults on the Food and Drug Ingredients Distinguishing List
Mar 10, 2021
On March 1st, 2021, Japan released the proposed amendment to the “Directory Distinguishing Food and Drug Ingredients” (hereinafter “the directory”). Any comment shall be submitted before March 30.
South Korea Consults on the Packaging Material Requirements
Mar 02, 2021
MOE proposed two drafts of the packaging material requirements. The “unable to recycle" label is newly proposed. The recycling symbol texts indicating the packaging material are revised. A new exemption situation of labeling “difficult to recycle” is brought out.
Food Contact Materials
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.
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.
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 Releases New Measures for the Safety Administration of Imported and Exported Foods
Japan JCII Embarks upon FCM Product Registration Service Starting from Apr. 1
China Updates the Administrative Provisions on Registration of Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Foods
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