Interpretation of functional food labeling system in Japan


Functional food is a kind of food with health care and specific use characteristics. In 1993, two kinds of functional foods appeared in Japan for the first time. One is hypoallergenic rice suitable for rice allergy patients, and the other is low phosphorus milk suitable for kidney disease patients. The registered function is "medical food for patients". This is the embryonic form of functional food in Japan, and the government hopes to improve the physical fitness of Japanese people from the food stage.
 
However, for a long period of time, the Japanese government has implemented individual reviews on foods that can claim functions, because too strict supervision has led to low enthusiasm of enterprises. From 1993 to the end of 2014, only more than 1100 foods were approved, and the development of functional foods was slow.
 
In 2013, Japan began to study how to reduce the market access threshold of functional food. The new regulation is: "functional food labeling system", which will be implemented from April 1, 2015. For nutritional functional foods and ordinary foods other than alcohol, they can be implemented in accordance with Japan's "functional food labeling system.
 
According to the Japanese health food (similar to China's health care products) system, health food is divided into health functional food and special purpose health care products, in which nutritional functional food refers to the food supplemented with specific nutritional ingredients, without prior declaration, and the filing system in China's health care product system is more similar. According to the new regulations of the "functional food labeling system", such products can also be implemented in accordance with the new regulations.
 
The content of the new regulation of functional food labeling system.
 
1) Filing management
The new regulations stipulate that no human body test is required, and production enterprises only need to submit scientific basis consistent with their claimed functions to the Consumer Office for filing 60 days before they go on sale, and they can go on sale, especially ordinary foods except alcohol.
 
2) Wide coverage
The new regulations cover foods other than alcohol products, including existing nutritional functional foods, processed foods, and fresh foods. For example: through the processing of lycopene extracted food, planted lycopene rich in special tomatoes, can be marked on the packaging "can help improve vascular function" and other content.
 
3) can be marked function in human organs
Can be specifically marked for the role of the human body organs, such as "beneficial to protect the eyes", "beneficial to improve joint discomfort" and so on, for manufacturers, can improve the efficiency of publicity, for consumers, can quickly understand the characteristics of the product, and buy their own needs of the product.
 
4) Short application time
Compared with the application time of "specific health food", the application time of functional food is only 60 days according to the requirements of functional food labeling system.
 
Effect after policy relaxation
 
1) Declared products increased, and the potential of the functional food industry was stimulated: from April 2015 to April 2016, 282 kinds of functional labeling foods were accepted, and from April 2016 to January 2017, 340 kinds of functional labeling foods were accepted.
 
2) New components are constantly being developed and promoted by the east wind of the new system, and the potential demand is constantly being developed: such as theanine, lutein and zeaxanthin, non-denatured type II collagen, etc.
 
my country's "Prepackaged Food" Healthy Choice "Labeling Standard" is similar to Japan's "Functional Food Labeling System", which improves the physical fitness of the people by marking the health attributes of products. On November 11, 2017, the Chinese Nutrition Society and the Institute of Nutrition and Health of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention jointly issued the "Code for the Use of" Healthy Choice "Labels for Prepackaged Foods" (for trial implementation). The "Standard for the Use of" Healthy Choice "Labels for Prepackaged Foods" (Trial) adopts a summary index system. The control indexes include fat, saturated fat, total sugar and sodium. The "General Principles for Nutrition Labelling of Prepackaged Foods (GB28050)" and "Chinese Residents' Dietary Nutrient Reference Intake (2013 Edition)" are used as reference standards, and corresponding threshold standards are formulated for each food category. The specification grants "healthy choice" icons to foods that meet the criteria indicating their healthier characteristics.
 
The Front-of-Package (FOP) of prepackaged food packaging urges enterprises to gradually meet the requirements of "three reductions" by formulating standard rules for the intake of oil, salt and sugar. The evaluation index of FOP and the functional food labeling system in Japan are to enhance the health attributes of food from the food stage. Compared with Japan, the FOP system in China is more to limit the intake of oil, sugar, salt and other substances in the food, which plays an important role in the prevention and control of obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases.
 
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