APAC’s fragmented, and at times volatile, regulatory landscape can be a major headache for supplements and functional foods firms. We featured some of the new rules that had commenced from January and potential new developments.
We spoke to industry stakeholders, regulators, and regulatory consultants, and zoomed into the regulatory developments in five major markets, China, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, and India.
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) had issued new guidelines on health food labelling. The guidelines had came into effect on January 1, 2020.
A major change is the inclusion of warning labels on health food packaging, where it must now be displayed in this format: “Health foods are not drugs, and cannot replace drugs to treat diseases.”