Food Label Inspection in Japan

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Comparing Food Labeling Regulations

Label bank's database provides you with summarized food labeling regulations of different countries around the world. As more and more companies are exporting their food products overseas, it is important to be updated with the latest food labeling regulations of the exporting country and ensure that the label of your products meet legal requirements.

The database provides the following information, comparing the food labeling regulations of different countries.

Required information​​


Most countries have similar basic requirements for food labeling, which includes product name, ingredients list, nutrition facts etc., but review your labels to ensure full compliance with the local regulations and prepare your packaging.

Australia EU Japan Singapore United States of America
Product Name Product Name Product Name Product Name Product Name
Ingredients List
Additives
Allergens
GMO
Ingredients List
Additives
Allergens
GMO
Ingredients List
Additives
Allergens
GMO
Ingredients List
Additives
Allergens
Ingredients List
Additives
Allergens
Net Weight Net Weight Net Weight Net Weight Net Weight
Use-by date Use-by date Best before date Expiry date
Storage information and directions for use Storage information Storage information Storage information Safe handling instructions
Country of origin Country of origin Country of origin Country of origin Country of origin
Name and address of company Name and address of company Name and address of company Name and address of company Name and address of company
Nutrition Information Panel* Nutrition Information Panel*     Nutrition Information Panel
Lot identification        

* Please visit the respective websites for full details.

( 2016/02 )

Allergens​​


Allergen labeling requirements vary from country to country.It is your responsibility to give current and accurate allergen information to consumers.

Australia EU Japan Singapore United States of America
Cereals containing gluten × ×
Egg
Milk Products ○ (including lactose)
Peanuts
Crustaceans
Fish ○(Mackerel, Salmon, Salmon roe)
Beans ○(Soybean) ○(Soybean) ○(Soybean) ○(Soybean) ○(Soybean)
Nuts ○(Tree nuts) ○(Cashew, Walnut) ○(Tree nuts) ○(Tree nuts)
Buckwheat × × × ×
Fruits × × ○(Apple, Banana, Kiwi, Orange, Peach) × ×
Meat × × ○(Beef, Chicken, Pork) × ×
Sulphites (10mg/kg or more) × ×
Others Sesame seed Celery, Mustard, Sesame seeds, Lupin, Molluscs Squid, Abalone, Matsutake mushrooms, Yam, Gelatin, Wheat, Sesame Wheat

* Please visit the respective websites for full details.

( 2016/02 )

Nutrition Information Panel​​


Nutrition facts label is mandatory for some countries including the US. For some countries such as Singapore, it is necessary only when nutrition claims are made.

Australia EU Japan Singapore United States of America
Energy Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory Necessary Mandatory (calories and calories from fat)
Protein Mandatory Mandatory Mandatory Necessary Mandatory
Fat Mandatory (total and saturated) Mandatory (total and saturated) Mandatory (total)
Recommended (saturated fat)
Not required (n−3 fatty acid and n−6 fatty acid)
Necessary Mandatory (total, saturated, and trans fat)
Carbohydrate Mandatory (carbohydrate and sugar) Mandatory (carbohydrate and sugar) Mandatory (total)
Not required (Carbohydrate without fiber, and sugar)
Necessary Mandatory (total, fiber, and sugar)
Sodium Mandatory Mandatory (salt) Mandatory (salt) Not required Mandatory
Fiber Not required Not required Recommended Not required Mandatory
Cholesterol Not required Not required Not required Not required Mandatory
Vitamins A and C, Calcium, and Iron Not required Not required Not required Not required Mandatory

* Please visit the respective websites for full details.

( 2016/02 )

World

*As the information provided here is a summarized version of labeling regulations and is subjected to the regulations of each country, please refer to the respective websites provided for more information.