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Nutrition Labeling & Claims Brunei 2012

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This presentation has been provided by The International Life Sciences Institute, South East Asia branch, from their August 2012 seminar in Thailand.

This presentation has been provided by The International Life Sciences Institute, South East Asia branch, from their August 2012 seminar in Thailand.

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  • 1. ILSI SEA Region Nutrition Labeling Seminar, Thailand, August 2012 (www.ilsi.org/SEA _Region) 7th Seminar and Workshop on Nutrition Labeling, Claims and Communications, Aug 29-31, Bangkok Presented by: Mahani Muhammad Public Health Officer Food Safety and Quality Control Division Environmental Health Services Department of Health Services Ministry of Health Brunei Darussalam
  • 2. INTRODUCTION
  • 3. FOOD CONTROL AGENCIES IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM MINISTRY OF HEALTH • Department of Health Services • Department of Scientific ServicesMINISTRY OF PRIMARY RESOURCES MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS • Department of Agriculture • Municipal Boards • Department of Fisheries • District Offices• Brunei Industrial Development Authority
  • 4. FOOD LEGISLATIONNutrition Labeling & Nutrition/Health Claims Enforced on: 1st January 2001
  • 5. Part IV GENERAL PROVISIONS Regulation 13: ‘ Nutrition Information Panel’13 (1) ‘No label shall contain any nutrition claim unless it also includes a nutrition information panel in the form specified in the Fourth Schedule or in such other similar form as may approved by the Director, specifying the energy value, the amounts of Protein, carbohydrates, fat and the amount of any other nutrients for which a nutrition claim is made in respect of the food
  • 6. FOURTH SCHEDULE NUTRITION INFORMATION PANELNUTRITION INFORMATIONServings per package (here insert no. of servings)Serving Size: (here insert the serving size) per serving* or per 100g (or 100ml)Energy kcal, KJ or both kcal, KJ or bothProtein g gFat g gCarbohydrate g g(here insert other nutrients for whichNutrition claims are made or anyOther nutrients to be declared)**
  • 7. Nutrition Claim Regulation 13 (3) …“nutrition claim” means a representation that suggests orimplies that a food has a nutritive property whethergeneral or specific and whether expressed affirmatively ornegatively and includes reference to:a. Energyb. Salt, sodium or potassium;c. Amino acids, carbohydrate, cholesterol, fat, fatty acids, fibre, protein, starch or sugars; ord. Any other nutrients, but does not include a statement of ingredients or adeclaration/claim relating to vitamin or mineral
  • 8. Vitamins / Minerals Claim Regulation 16Regulation 16 (1)-(7)- Claims as to the presence of vitamins and minerals
  • 9. Vitamins / Minerals Claim Regulation 16 …Regulation 16 (1) – Claim on presence of vitamins or mineralsExamples: “Contains Calcium”, “Added with Vitamin C”The vitamins and minerals content per referencequantity of the product is ≥ 1/6 of the daily allowanceas laid down in Table I of Regulation 16 (2)
  • 10. Vitamins / Minerals Claim Regulation 16 …Regulation 16 (2) – Claim that product is a rich source of vitamins/mineralsExamples: ‘High in Folate’, “Rich in Vitamin C” “Enriched in Vitamin D” “Fortified with Iron”The vitamins and minerals content per referencequantity of the product is ≥ 50% of the daily allowanceas laid down in Table I of Regulation 16 (2)
  • 11. PROHIBITED CLAIMS• False or misleading statement, word, brand, picture or mark• Claims of therapeutic action or words of similar meaning declaration• Claims which could be interpreted as advice of a medical nature from any person• Claims that a food can prevent, alleviate or cure any disease condition affecting the human body• Claims that health or an improved physical condition can be achieved
  • 12. CHALLENGES & FUTURE DIRECTIONSChallenges:• Heavy reliance on imported foods• Laboratory capacity• Human resource – limited number• EnforcementFuture Directions: To review regulations Human resource To strengthen enforcement