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.
Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering the use of 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) fermented from two new microbial strains in all infant and toddler food products, including Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMPs).
Nestle has launched China’s first Foods for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) for patients suffering from tumour related conditions, after going through a five-year long approval process from the Chinese regulator.
Manufacturers of ‘solid beverages’ will need to follow a set of new rules, such as changing their product labels, to prevent consumers from confusing them as health foods or infant formula, said the Chinese authorities.
China has proposed new changes to its management of Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMPs), such as prioritising the assessment and registration of products catered to patients suffering from rare diseases, as well as reducing the duration of product...
Pre-packaged foods for infants, toddlers, and special medical purposes will now need to follow nutrition labelling standards applicable for all pre-packaged foods in Taiwan, the country’s regulator has ruled.
Major China infant formula brand Feihe’s patent application for a special medical use goat milk powder has been granted, with market observers now expecting the company to expand its range and retail channels.
Foods for special medical purposes (FSMP), functional foods, and ease of convenience are three emerging categories that dietary supplements and pharma companies are paying attention to, according to Mintel.
Most of the products that have obtained the Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) registration certificate in China are catered to premature and / or low birth weight infants, and there is a lack of FSMP products for the elderly.