Taiwanese officials have confirmed that supplements making dental health claims will no longer need to undertake animal studies, and new changes have also been made to human clinical trial requirements.
India’s food and nutraceutical regulator is ordering a special enforcement drive to curb the flow of non-compliant products, such as those exceeding the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) nutrient levels, containing ingredients that are not permitted, and...
There can be lack of knowledge in the functions and scientific evidence of nutraceuticals across India’s health supplements sector, says an industry advocacy group which is hoping to resolve the problem with the launch of a compendium.
Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA), the industry body for the nutraceutical sector in Australia, says it does not support the proposal of paying for the regulator’s new building and digital transformation program.
In our monthly nutra regulatory round-up, we take a closer look at Hong Kong CBD ban, China’s plans in mass fortification of food staples, Singapore’s launch of food safety standards for online businesses and more.
The recent official ban of cannabidiol in foods, supplements, and any other products in Hong Kong has been attributed to the difficulty in controlling tetrahydrocannabinol – the psychoactive component in cannabis.
The Thai government will be ramping up the export of Andrographis, turmeric, and Thai black ginger into the neighbouring South East Asian markets for use in both herbal medicines and topical applications.
The Shanghai Consumer Council has called for authorities to be “more responsible for consumers” due to what it claims is inadequate regulation for function claims in food and beverage products containing hyaluronic acid.
South Korean authorities have mandated nutrition supplements for the elderly aged 65 and above, as well as six functional raw materials used in Health Functional Foods, to come with country-of-origin labelling.
South Korea has given the nod for recycled PET plastic to be used as a material to make new food and beverage containers as part of its national sustainability strategy, citing work by international brands such as Coca-Cola and PepsiCo as an inspiration.
In our monthly nutra regulatory round-up, we take a look at UAE’s national strategy in reducing anaemia and obesity, South Korea’s plans to ban the use of the terms ‘CBD’ and ‘THC’ in hemp seed oil products, to Australia's and New Zealand's...
Japan's Food with Function claims regulation (FFC) has encouraged more SMEs to enter the market, while the major players which have launched products under the scheme are enjoying higher growth, according to new data.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has announced implementation guidelines for its National Nutrition Strategy 2022 – 2030, eyeing the ‘virtual elimination’ of trans fats in the local food supply as well as a 30% reduction in consumers’ average...
Australia recently launched a public consultation as a first step towards reviewing its Food and Grocery Code of Conduct following increasing concerns over its effectiveness and ability to resolve disputes between suppliers and retailers.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Health has approved two health claims for products that contain a specific dosage of palm oil tocotrienol, which is believed will help drive new product development in this area.
China is ramping up its efforts to move past the immense impacts COVID-19 has had on the country over the past three years, including removing all requirements for nucleic acid testing on frozen food imports and reducing tariffs.
Check out the new nutraceutical related regulations that will kick in this year in various parts of Asia-Pacific, from the use of aloe vera in Taiwan to Hong Kong’s Amendment Regulation regarding harmful substances in food, and Malaysia implementing Quantitative...
See new developments in APAC’s supplement regulatory landscape, including South Korea’s plans to support the customised nutrition sector, New Zealand’s regulatory revamp for its natural health products sector and more.
Companies exporting dietary supplements from South Korea to Europe will no longer need to submit official certification showing its compliance to ethylene oxide levels set out by the European Commission.
See our 10 most-read regulatory stories of 2022, including Australia’s TGA proposed changes to the scheduling of melatonin, Singapore’s guidelines on supplements classification, the impact of India’s new nutraceutical regulations and more.
South Korea’s food and drug authority is currently looking at ways to support the country’s customised nutrition industry, such as making changes to existing regulations and “will spare no effort” in doing so, said a key figure at the ministry.
The Chief Scientist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Dr Ismahane Elouafi, will be the Guest of Honour at the seventh edition of the Future Food Asia conference (FFA), where FoodNavigator-Asia is the Media Partner....
Australia has implemented more stringent regulations to govern imported retorted foods and beverages that contain meat, dairy or egg content, requiring an additional manufacturer’s declaration to be displayed prior to entry.
This regulatory round-up will look at policy updates relating to proposed kava labelling requirements in the Oceania, the ban on celebrity endorsement of health foods in China, and South Korea’s Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) ambitions.
Changing the labelling requirements on kava would place “unreasonable and unnecessary” burden on companies, but authorities could do with post-market surveillance, Fiji Kava said in response to the ongoing regulatory debate on kava in the Oceania.
Dietary supplement use among Americans is an all-time high, with the US being the leading worldwide importer of vitamin products last year. With an estimated 90% of ingredients coming from China, US policymakers are zeroed in on foreign policy.
NMN, an anti-aging ingredient, has been disallowed by FDA because of its prior investigation as a drug. The determination, which came as something of a surprise given the ingredient’s market history, has raised questions of fairness and transparency.
The Japanese government has implemented tighter regulations for organic food imports, with firms required to appoint specific personnel and use standard organic certification labels to avoid being rejected.