Category: Nutrients

Fourth FY2023 Food Labeling Discussion MeetingAnd Third Discussion on Initiatives of Easy-to-understand Nutrition Facts held (Japan)

The fourth Fiscal 2023 Food Labeling Discussion Meeting The fourth Fiscal 2023 Food Labeling Discussion Meeting was held on the 7th of March, 2024. The document Draft Summary of Fiscal 2023 Food Labeling Discussion Meeting provides a summary of the discussions held in the first three meetings. Here are the main points of the document.… more »

2nd Discussion on Initiatives for Easy-to-understand Nutrition Facts held (Japan)

The 2nd Discussion on the initiatives for easy-to-understand Nutrition Facts labeling (hereafter referred as to the Discussion)  was held on January 31, 2024. I would like to summarize the content of the second round of the Discussion based on the published materials. What is the Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling (FOPNL)? The published material 2 – titled… more »

Japanese version of FOPNL now under consideration

On October 26, 2023, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) announced that they would hold discussions about the basic direction of the Japanese version of the “Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labeling (FOPNL)”. This time, I would like to summarize the FOPNL system, which is currently under consideration, based on the documents published at the 1st Discussion Meeting on… more »

Recent Trends in Food Labeling Standards in U.S.A., Australia, and Canada

The following is a summary of the trends in the food labeling standards of the United States, Australia, and Canada. U.S.A. Update On May 16, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft Compliance Policy Guide regarding major food allergen labeling and cross-contact. Overview The draft specifies FDA’s enforcement policy for managing cross-contact… more »

FOP, GMO, and small packaged food labeling: Latest Updates to the Food Labeling regulations for some countries

Introduction The food industry is growing incredibly fast in all aspects due to the variety of products and their resources. As a result, government agencies are working day and night to ensure that consumers are well-informed and guided in their food choices. We would like to share with you some highlights of the Food labeling… more »

Regarding plan for partial revision of food labeling standards (Japan)~Organizing nutrient analysis methods, adding genetically modified “Mustard greens” to the mandatory labeling list, etc.~Regarding plan for partial revision of food labeling standards (Japan)

On January 17, 2022, the 66th meeting of the Food Labeling Section Meeting was held at the Consumer Commission of the Cabinet Office to discuss the partial revision of Food Labeling Standards. After inviting opinions on the proposed revision regarding nutrients, genetic modification, etc. (from October 27 to November 26, 2021), the partial revisions are… more »