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Updates on Nutrition Labeling andUpdates on Nutrition Labeling and
Claims Regulations in Malaysia
Norrani Eksan
Food Saf...
Outline of presentation
• Status of nutrition labelling and claims
ÿNutrition labelling
ÿConditions for nutrition claims
•...
4
• Malaysia- mandatory nutrition labelling for wide
variety of foods
• Law gazzeted in 2003 and enforced in 2005
• More t...
5
2 parts:
Declaration of energy value, carbohydrate,
protein and fat
Specific provisions for claims such as
nutrient cont...
6
Nutrition labelling only mandatory for certain
food group.
but……….
When a food makes a nutrition claim, it is
mandatory ...
7
FOODS REQUIRING NUTRITION LABELLING
Foods that
make nutrition
claim
Foods that are
frequently
consumed and
in significan...
8
Categories of
Foods That
Require
Mandatory
Nutrition
Labelling
9
• Must declare –
– Energy
– Protein
– Carbohydrate
– Fat
– (Total sugars – only for ready to drink
beverages)
LABELLING ...
LABELLING OF MANDATAORY NUTRIENTS
10
Liquid
Food
ß Energy
ß Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat
ß Total Sugars (Ready to drink beve...
11
Vitamins and
Minerals
Only those listed in the
NRV
Others ‡ must have
prior written approval of
the ‘Director’
Must be ...
12
Permitted Claims*
Nutrient content claim
Nutrient comparative
claim
Nutrient function claim
Other function claim
Nutrie...
13
HEALTH CLAIMSHEALTH CLAIMS
(disease risk reduction claim)
Example that is Prohibited in Malaysia
EXAMPLS OF OTHEREXAMPLS OF O
PROHIBITED
OTHEROF O
DD CLAIMS
15
FUNCTION CLAIM
• Describe the specific role of
the nutrient in relation to
physiological functions
• Ex: Iron is a fact...
16
NUTRITION CLAIMS
1. Nutrient content claim
2. Nutrient comparative claim
3. Nutrient function claim
4. Claim for enrich...
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CONDITIONS : NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIMS
NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIM
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CONDITIONS : NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIMS
NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIM
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CONDITIONS : NUTRIENT COMPARATIVE CLAIMS
A product that has new formulation with REDUCED or EXTRA
nutrient level
The fo...
NUTRIENT COMPARATIVE CLAIM
23
NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM &NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM &
OTHER FUNCTION CLAIM
~ Malaysia adopts a “positive list” approch
~ I...
24
NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIMUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM
“CLASSICAL NUTRIENTS”
Nutrient Claim
Calcium Calcium aids in the developm...
25
NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM
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NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM
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NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIMUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM
“CLASSICAL NUTRIENTS”
Nutrient Claim
Vitamin A Vitamin A aids is maintain...
29
OTHER FUNCTION CLAIMOTHER FUNCTION CLAIM
“OTHER FOOD COMPONENTS”
Nutrient Claim
Beta glucan Beta glucan from (oat solub...
30
OTHER FUNCTION CLAIMOTHER FUNCTION CLAIM
“OTHER FOOD COMPONENTS”
Nutrient Claim
Beta glucan Beta glucan from (barley) h...
31
OTHER FUNCTION CLAIMOTHER FUNCTION CLAIM
“OTHER FOOD COMPONENTS”
Nutrient Claim
Oat soluble fibre
(beta- glucan)
Oat so...
32
OTHER FUNCTION CLAIMOTHER FUNCTION CLAIM
“OTHER FOOD COMPONENTS”
Nutrient Claim
Patented
cooking oil blend
Patented coo...
Specific conditions required for “other function claim”
ÿ Minimum amount of the relevant “food component” that must be
pre...
34
GUIDE TO NUTRITION LABELLING AND CLAIMS
¸ Updates on Nutrition
Labelling & Claims
Regulations
¸To assist industry and
e...
PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL OF NUTRITIONR APPROVA
CLAIMS
Accompany by supporting document :
• Proposed claim and food
• limit o...
AMENDMENT PROCESS
STEP I
Secretariat will present proposal to regulate or amend to related Expert Working Group
STEP II
Co...
q In additional, nutrition information SHALL be expressed as a % of NRV
q Based on energy needs = 2000 kcal
37
PROPOSED AM...
38
PROPOSED AMENDMENT
2. Nutrition Labelling
Expand the NRV List
Nutrient Unit Existing Amendment
Energy kcal 2000
Protein...
39
PROPOSED AMENDMENT
3. Related to Permitted Claims
Definition of “Other Function
Claim”
• a claim which provides a
posit...
40
KEY MESSAGES
1. Eat a variety of foods within your recommended intake
2. Maintain body weight in a healthy range
3. Be ...
* These claims are only permitted if the total of SFAs and TFAs is not
more than 28% of the total fatty acids content of t...
ÿFood consisting of one or more ingredients from wheat (all
Triticum species) which have been specially processed to reduc...
43
PROPOSED AMENDMENT *
6. Other Function Claims
(New Components)
Component Claim Specific Condition
D-Ribose helps to pro...
44
PROPOSED AMENDMENT
7. Other Function Claims
(Minimum Amount Required – Revised)
Subject to official approval and gazett...
45
PROPOSED AMENDMENT
8. Other Function Claims
(Minimum Amount Required – Revised)
Existing Regulation – PU(A) 306/2009
(P...
46
PROPOSED AMENDMENT
9. Other Function Claims
(Minimum Amount Required – Revised)
Component : Oligofructose-inulin mixtur...
47
PROPOSED AMENDMENT *
Component Claim Specific Condition
Beta palmitin i. Beta palmitin contributes to increased
calcium...
48
PROPOSED AMENDMENT
xx. Maximum amount for Vitamins & Minerals
No. Nutrient Maximum amount in recommended daily serving
...
49
PROPOSED AMENDMENT
xx. Claims Related to Nutrient Addition
Permitted Claims Nutrient Condition
‘Enriched’, ‘Fortified’,...
50
PROPOSED AMENDMENT
xx. Claims Related to Nutrient Addition (con’t)
Conditions for Declaration of Naturally
Occurring Nu...
51
FRONT OF PACK LABELLING
Objective
ÿ give a quick picture about calorie
content in a product
ÿ to allow consumer to plan...
52
Why based on 2000kcal?
ÿ 2000 calories is based
on daily average of
energy requirement of
a normal adult
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PROMOTING THE UNDERSTAND AND USE OFROMOTING THE UNDERSTAND AND USE O
NUTRITION LABELLING AND CLAIMSNUTRITION LNUTRITION...
54
PROMOTING THE UNDERSTAND OF NUTRITIONING THE UNDERSTAND OF NU
LABELLING AND CLAIMSLABELABE AND CLAIMSAND CLAIMS
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+603 – 8885 0797
+603 – 8885 0790
norrani@moh.gov.my
http://fsq.moh.gov.my
hppt://www.facebook.com/bkkmhq
http://twitte...
Thank you for you attention
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Updates on Nutrition Labeling and Claims Regulations in Malaysia by Norrani Eksan, Food Safety and Quality Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia
Presented at the 9th Seminar on Nutrition Labeling, Claims and Communication Strategies, August 4 ~ 5 August, Manila, Philippines.

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MALAYSIA Nutrition & Labeling Claims_2015

  1. 1. 1 Updates on Nutrition Labeling andUpdates on Nutrition Labeling and Claims Regulations in Malaysia Norrani Eksan Food Safety and Quality Division Ministry of Health Malaysia ILSI Seminar, Manila, Philippines August 4, 2015
  2. 2. Outline of presentation • Status of nutrition labelling and claims ÿNutrition labelling ÿConditions for nutrition claims • Procedure for approval of nutrition claim • Proposed amendment
  3. 3. 4 • Malaysia- mandatory nutrition labelling for wide variety of foods • Law gazzeted in 2003 and enforced in 2005 • More than 50 categories of commonly consumed foods STATUS OF NUTRITION LABELLING….
  4. 4. 5 2 parts: Declaration of energy value, carbohydrate, protein and fat Specific provisions for claims such as nutrient content claim, nutrient function claim and nutrient comparative claim Nutritionn Labellingg and Claims in Malaysia
  5. 5. 6 Nutrition labelling only mandatory for certain food group. but………. When a food makes a nutrition claim, it is mandatory to include a nutrition labeling and the amount of any other nutrient for which a nutrition claim is made in respect of the food.
  6. 6. 7 FOODS REQUIRING NUTRITION LABELLING Foods that make nutrition claim Foods that are frequently consumed and in significant amounts, and are important to the community Food that have been fortified, enriched, vitaminised, supplemented or strengthened with specific vitamins and minerals Special purpose foods: • Infant formula • Follow-up formula • Canned baby food & cereal based food for infants and young children
  7. 7. 8 Categories of Foods That Require Mandatory Nutrition Labelling
  8. 8. 9 • Must declare – – Energy – Protein – Carbohydrate – Fat – (Total sugars – only for ready to drink beverages) LABELLING OF MANDATAORY NUTRIENTS
  9. 9. LABELLING OF MANDATAORY NUTRIENTS 10 Liquid Food ß Energy ß Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat ß Total Sugars (Ready to drink beverage) Solid Food ß Energy ß Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat Single Portion ß Column for nutrient listing ß Column for per package/per serving
  10. 10. 11 Vitamins and Minerals Only those listed in the NRV Others ‡ must have prior written approval of the ‘Director’ Must be present 5% of NRV per serving Other Nutrients Dietary Fibre Cholesterol Sodium Fatty Acids Where a claim is made ‡ all 4 main types of FA shall be declared Recommended Format: Fat ..... g comprising of Monounsaturated Fatty Acid ..... g Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid ..... g Saturated Fatty Acid ..... g Trans Fatty Acid ..... g LABELLING OF OPTIONAL NUTRIENTS
  11. 11. 12 Permitted Claims* Nutrient content claim Nutrient comparative claim Nutrient function claim Other function claim Nutrient enrichment or fortification claim “Nutritious” Claim Prohibited Claims Disease risk reduction claim Prevent, alleviate, treat or cure disease, disorder or other physiological function Provide an adequate source of all essential nutrients Doubt the safety of similar food. Arouse or exploit fear in consumer Cannot be substantiated itt d Cl i * P hibit d Cl CLAIMS ON FOOD LABELS * Must meet condition required for making claims
  12. 12. 13 HEALTH CLAIMSHEALTH CLAIMS (disease risk reduction claim) Example that is Prohibited in Malaysia
  13. 13. EXAMPLS OF OTHEREXAMPLS OF O PROHIBITED OTHEROF O DD CLAIMS
  14. 14. 15 FUNCTION CLAIM • Describe the specific role of the nutrient in relation to physiological functions • Ex: Iron is a factor in red blood cell formation. • Calcium aids in the dev of strong bones and teeth HEALTH CLAIM • Suggest or implies a relationship between a food and health condition • Health claim such as disease risk reduction claims are not permitted • Ex: Iron can help reduce the risk of anemia FUNCTION CLAIM VS HEALTH CLAIM
  15. 15. 16 NUTRITION CLAIMS 1. Nutrient content claim 2. Nutrient comparative claim 3. Nutrient function claim 4. Claim for enrichment, fortification or other words of similar meaning
  16. 16. 17 CONDITIONS : NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIMS
  17. 17. NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIM
  18. 18. 19 CONDITIONS : NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIMS
  19. 19. NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIM
  20. 20. 21 CONDITIONS : NUTRIENT COMPARATIVE CLAIMS A product that has new formulation with REDUCED or EXTRA nutrient level The food being compared should be different versions of the same food or similar food eg. Cheese A (old formulation vs Cheese B (new formulation) Identified as a percentage, fraction or absolute amount eg. 50% less fat, 5g more protein or ½ reduced sodium Energy / nutrient content between compared foods must differ by at least 25%. Micronutrient ‡ at least 10% Minimum absolute difference in the energy value or nutrient content (≥ the value required for claim as “source” or “low”)
  21. 21. NUTRIENT COMPARATIVE CLAIM
  22. 22. 23 NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM &NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM & OTHER FUNCTION CLAIM ~ Malaysia adopts a “positive list” approch ~ Include “classical nutrient” and “other food component” ~ Only claims on this list are permitted [Reg.18E(14)] ~ Total of 52 function claims permitted ♦ 23 function claims for “classical nutrient” such as: • Protein • 9 Vitamins (A, B1, B2, B12, C, D, E, Folate, Niacin) • 5 Minerals (Ca, Fe, I, Mg, Zn) ♦ 29 other function claims for “other food components” such as: • Lutein, Beta-glucan, Plant Sterol etc.
  23. 23. 24 NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIMUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM “CLASSICAL NUTRIENTS” Nutrient Claim Calcium Calcium aids in the development of strong bones and teeth Folic acid Folic acid is essential for growth and division of cells Folate plays a role in a formation of red blood cells Folate helps to maintain the growth and developmental of the foetus Iron Iron is a factor in red blood cell formation Iron is a component of haemoglobin in red blood cell which carries oxygen to all parts of the body Iodine Iodine is essential for the formation of thyroid hormone Magnesium Magnesium promotes calcium absorption and retention Niacin Niacin is needed for the release of energy from protein, fats and carbohydrate Protein Protein helps build and repair body tissues Protein is essential for growth and development Protein provides amino acids necessary for protein synthesis Gazetted PU(A) 88/2003
  24. 24. 25 NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM
  25. 25. 26 NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM
  26. 26. 28 NUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIMUTRIENT FUNCTION CLAIM “CLASSICAL NUTRIENTS” Nutrient Claim Vitamin A Vitamin A aids is maintaining the health of skin and mucous membrane Vitamin A is essential for the functioning of the eyes Vitamin B1/Thiamine Vitamin B1/Thiamine is needed for the release of energy from carbohydrate Vitamin B2/ Riboflavin Vitamin B2/ Riboflavin is needed for the release of energy from protein, fats and carbohydrate Vitamin B12/ Cyanocobalamine Vitamin B12/ Cyanocobalamine is needed for red blood cell production Vitamin C Vitamin C enhances absorption of iron from non-meat source Vitamin C contributes to the absorption of iron from food Vitamin D Vitamin D helps the body utilize calcium and phosphorus Vitamin D is necessary for the absorption and utilization of calcium, and phosphorus Vitamin E Vitamin E protects the fat in body tissues from oxidation Zinc Zinc is essential for growth protects the fat in body tissues from oxidation
  27. 27. 29 OTHER FUNCTION CLAIMOTHER FUNCTION CLAIM “OTHER FOOD COMPONENTS” Nutrient Claim Beta glucan Beta glucan from (oat soluble fibre) helps lower or reduce cholesterol* Inulin and oligofructose (fructo- oligosaccharide) Inulin helps increase intestinal bifidobacteria and helps maintain a good intestinal environment* Oligofructose (fructo-oligosaccharide) helps increase intestinal bifidobacteria and helps maintain a good intestinal environment* Inulin is bifidogenic* Oligofructose (fructo-oligosaccharide) is bifidogenic* Inulin is prebiotic* (2009) Oligofructose (fructo-oligosaccharide) is prebiotic * (2009) Plant sterol / plant stanol Plant sterol / plant stanol helps lower or reduce cholesterol* Sialic acid Sialic acid is an important component of brain tissues* Gazetted : P.U.(A) 88/2003 & P.U.(A) 306/2009 * Specific condition required
  28. 28. 30 OTHER FUNCTION CLAIMOTHER FUNCTION CLAIM “OTHER FOOD COMPONENTS” Nutrient Claim Beta glucan Beta glucan from (barley) helps lower or reduce cholesterol* Bifidobacterium lactis Bifidobacterium lactis helps improve a beneficial intestinal microflora* Bifidobacterium lactis may help to reduce the incidence of diarrhea* DHA and ARA DHA and ARA may contribute to the visual development of infant* HAMRS High Amylose Maize Resistant Starch (HAMRS) helps improve / promote colonic/bowel/intestinal function/ environment* Isomaltulose Isomaltulose is slowly hydrolysed to glucose and fructose, and therefore it provides longer lasting energy compared to sucrose* Isomaltulose is a slowly released source of energy compared to sucrose* Isomaltulose provides longer lasting energy compared to sucrose* Isomaltulose is slowly hydrolysed to glucose and fructose, compared with sucrose* Lutein As a predominant macular pigment in the retina, Lutein is able to filter blue light and may protect the eye* * Specific condition required
  29. 29. 31 OTHER FUNCTION CLAIMOTHER FUNCTION CLAIM “OTHER FOOD COMPONENTS” Nutrient Claim Oat soluble fibre (beta- glucan) Oat soluble fibre (beta- glucan) helps to lower the rise of blood glucose provided it is not consumed together with other food* Oligosaccharide mixture containing 90%(wt/wt) GOS and 10% (wt/wt) lcFOS Oligosaccharide mixture containing 90%(wt/wt) GOS and 10% (wt/wt) lcFOS is prebiotic* Oligosaccharide mixture containing 90%(wt/wt) GOS and 10% (wt/wt) lcFOS is bifidogenic* Oligosaccharide mixture containing 90%(wt/wt) GOS and 10% (wt/wt) lcFOS helps increase intestinal bifidobacteria and helps maintain a good intestinal environment* Oligosaccharide mixture containing 90%(wt/wt) GOS and 10% (wt/wt) lcFOS helps to improve the gut/ intestinal immune system of babies / infant* Oligofructose- inulin mixture Oligofructose-inulin mixture containing containing shorter chain inulin (oligofructose DP 3-9) and longer chain inulin (inulin DP ≥10) in a 50:50 ratio ± 10% each helps to increase calcium absorption and increase bone mineral density when taken with calcium rich food* * Specific condition required
  30. 30. 32 OTHER FUNCTION CLAIMOTHER FUNCTION CLAIM “OTHER FOOD COMPONENTS” Nutrient Claim Patented cooking oil blend Patented cooking oil blend helps to increase HDL Cholesterol and improve HDL/LDL cholesterol ratio* Plant sterol ester Plant sterol ester helps lower or reduce cholesterol* Polydextrose Polydextrose is bifidogenic* Polydextrose helps increase intestinal bifidobacteria and helps maintain a good intestinal microflora* Resistant dextrin / Resistant maltodextrin Resistant dextrin / Resistant maltodextrin is a soluble dietary fibre that helps to regulate / promote regular bowel movement especially of people with a tendency to constipation* Soy protein Soy protein helps to reduce cholesterol* * Specific condition required
  31. 31. Specific conditions required for “other function claim” ÿ Minimum amount of the relevant “food component” that must be present ÿAdditional labelling requirements, if relevant ÿRestriction to selected foods, if relevant 33 Specific conditions required for “other function claim” ÿ Mini nt f th le nt “food nt” that t be CONDITIONS : OTHER FUNCTION CLAIM
  32. 32. 34 GUIDE TO NUTRITION LABELLING AND CLAIMS ¸ Updates on Nutrition Labelling & Claims Regulations ¸To assist industry and enforcement officers understand the regulation ¸Website http://fsq.moh.gov.my/v4
  33. 33. PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL OF NUTRITIONR APPROVA CLAIMS Accompany by supporting document : • Proposed claim and food • limit of probable daily intake of nutrient • Chemical structure and formula of the nutrient • Information on physiological role of the nutrient • Level of “source: of nutrient per 100g or ml with scientific justification of the proposed level. • Evidence or benefit from 5 clinical trial (Studies should be published in refered journal • Epidemiological and experimental studies and reviewed paper may be included as supportive evidence. • Information regarding stability and bioavailability of the nutrient in raw, processed and/or finished food • Analytical method • Data on safety evaluation derived both chronic and acute studiesc • Approval from other country)
  34. 34. AMENDMENT PROCESS STEP I Secretariat will present proposal to regulate or amend to related Expert Working Group STEP II Consultation with industry and stakeholders involved STEP III Food Regulations 1985 Advisory Committee will deliberate the proposal from the expert working group STEP IV Proposed amendment draft will be published for public consultation STEP V The draft amendment for gazattement will be prepared after comments STEP VI Draft regulation will be forwarded to the legal advisor of Ministry of Health, Attorney General Chambers for approval and to the Minister of Health for signature STEP VII Regulations gazetted and printed
  35. 35. q In additional, nutrition information SHALL be expressed as a % of NRV q Based on energy needs = 2000 kcal 37 PROPOSED AMENDMENT 1. Nutrition Labelling Additional information on % NRV
  36. 36. 38 PROPOSED AMENDMENT 2. Nutrition Labelling Expand the NRV List Nutrient Unit Existing Amendment Energy kcal 2000 Protein g 50 Carbohydrate g 300 Fat g 66.7 Vitamin A µg 800 Vitamin D µg 5 Vitamin C mg 60 Vitamin E mg 10 Vitamin K µg 60 Thiamine mg 1.4 1.2 Riboflavin mg 1.6 1.2 Niacin mg 18 15 Vitamin B6 mg 2 1.3 Vitamin B12 µg 1 2.4 Calcium mg 800 1000 Magnesium mg 300 Iron mg 14 Zinc mg 15 Iodine µg 150 Choline mg 550 Folic Acid µg DFE 400 Biotin µg 30 Pantothenate mg 5 Subjecttoofficialapprovalandgazettementprocess
  37. 37. 39 PROPOSED AMENDMENT 3. Related to Permitted Claims Definition of “Other Function Claim” • a claim which provides a positive contribution to health or to the improvement of a function or to modifying or preserving health by a food or other component. Claim related to Malaysian Dietary Guidelines • Only key messages or any other words of the same significance that are specified in the current Malaysian Dietary Guidelines (MDG) Subject to official approval and gazettement process
  38. 38. 40 KEY MESSAGES 1. Eat a variety of foods within your recommended intake 2. Maintain body weight in a healthy range 3. Be physically active everyday 4. Eat adequate amount of rice, other cereal products (preferably whole grain) and tubes 5. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables everyday 6. Consume moderate amounts of fish, meat, poultry, egg, legumes and nuts 7. Consume adequate amounts of milk and milk products 8. Limit intake of foods high in fats and minimise fats and oils in food preparation 9. Choose and prepare foods with less salt and sauces 10. Consume foods and beverages low in sugar 11. Drink plenty of water daily 12. Practise exclusive breastfeeding from birth until six months and continue to breastfeed until two years of age 13. Consume safe and clean foods and beverages 14. Make effective use of nutrition information on food labels
  39. 39. * These claims are only permitted if the total of SFAs and TFAs is not more than 28% of the total fatty acids content of the food 41 PROPOSED AMENDMENT 4. Condition for Nutrient Content Claim (New Components) Component Claim Not Less Than Omega 3 Source * 0.3g per 100g High * 0.6g per 100g Component Claim Not MoreThan Gluten Free 0.002g per 100g (solids or liquids) Subject to official approval and gazettement process
  40. 40. ÿFood consisting of one or more ingredients from wheat (all Triticum species) which have been specially processed to reduce the gluten content ÿLevel of gluten content in total : 0.002g – 0.01g per 100g 42 PROPOSED AMENDMENT 5. Nutrient Comparative Claim Reduced Gluten Subject to official approval and gazettement process
  41. 41. 43 PROPOSED AMENDMENT * 6. Other Function Claims (New Components) Component Claim Specific Condition D-Ribose helps to promote energy recovery during or after physical activities - Min amount: 3g per serving - Formula dietary foods - Additional labelling requirements “Do not exceed 2 servings per day” Calcium 3-hydroxy- 3-methyl butyrate monohydrate (CaHMB) a) help to regain strength b) supports tissue building - Min amount: 1.5g per serving - Formula dietary foods - Additional labelling requirements a) Not recommended for pregnant women and a person under the age of eighteen years b) The number of recommended servings per day; and c) Take only on health professional adviceǁ on the principal display panel * Subject to official approval and gazettement process
  42. 42. 44 PROPOSED AMENDMENT 7. Other Function Claims (Minimum Amount Required – Revised) Subject to official approval and gazettement process Component : Inulin Existing Regulation – PU(A) 306/2009 2g per serving Director’s written approval (2009) 1.25g per serving
  43. 43. 45 PROPOSED AMENDMENT 8. Other Function Claims (Minimum Amount Required – Revised) Existing Regulation – PU(A) 306/2009 (Plant sterol / plant stanol ) 1.3g per 100g (solids) 160mg per 100ml (liquids) Component : Plant sterol / plant stanol / plant sterol 0.65g per serving Director’s written approval (2010) 0.4g per serving (in a “free basis” form) Subject to official approval and gazettement process
  44. 44. 46 PROPOSED AMENDMENT 9. Other Function Claims (Minimum Amount Required – Revised) Component : Oligofructose-inulin mixture Director’s written approval (2008) Oligofructose-inulin mixture containing 36-42% oligofructose (DP 2-10) and 50-56 % inulin (DP >10) helps to increase calcium absorption and increase bone mineral density when taken with calcium rich food Revised Oligofructose-inulin mixture containing shorter chain inulin (oligofructose DP 3-9) and longer chain inulin (inulin DP ≥ 10) in a 50 : 50 ratio ± 10 % each helps to increase calcium absorption and increase bone mineral density when taken with calcium rich food Subject to official approval and gazettement process
  45. 45. 47 PROPOSED AMENDMENT * Component Claim Specific Condition Beta palmitin i. Beta palmitin contributes to increased calcium absorption ii. Beta palmitin contributes to increased fat absorption (i) >18% C16:0 content based on total fatty acids (ii) > 40% C16:0 in sn-2 position based on total C16:0 content Mixture containing 50% (weight over weight) Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) and 50% (weight over weight) Polydextrose (PDX) i. Mixture containing 50% (weight over weight) Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) and 50% (weight over weight) Polydextrose (PDX) is prebiotic ii. Mixture containing 50% (weight over weight) Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) and 50% (weight over weight) Polydextrose (PDX) is bifidogenic“; - Claim only permitted for infant formula and follow-up formula. - 0.4g/100ml (0.2g/100ml GOS, 0.2 g/100ml PDX) DD AAAAAPROPOSEDPPRROOPPOOSSEEDD xx. Other Function Claims (New Components)
  46. 46. 48 PROPOSED AMENDMENT xx. Maximum amount for Vitamins & Minerals No. Nutrient Maximum amount in recommended daily serving Amendment Existing 1 Vitamin B6 93 mg 4 mg 2 Vitamin C 1750 mg 100 mg 3 Vitamin D 35 μg 800 I.U (20 μg) 4 Vitamin E 970 mg 50 I.U (50 mg) 5 Nicotinamide 820 mg - 6 Molybdenum 350 μg - 7 Phosphorus 1250 mg 1.4 g 8 Selenium 200 μg - 9 Magnesium 250 mg - 10 Folic Acid 600 μg 400 μg 11 Vitamin A 1000 μg 5000 I.U (1500 μg) 12 Calcium 1500 mg 1.4 g 13 Copper 2 mg - 14 Flouride 3.5 mg - 15 Iodine 200 μg 200 μg 16 Iron 20 mg 20 mg 17 Manganese 2 mg - 18 Zinc 15 mg - Subjecttoofficialapprovalandgazettementprocess
  47. 47. 49 PROPOSED AMENDMENT xx. Claims Related to Nutrient Addition Permitted Claims Nutrient Condition ‘Enriched’, ‘Fortified’, ‘Strengthened’ or ‘Enhanced’ any other words of similar meaning Vitamins and Minerals Meet minimum level for claim 'high in' in Table II, Fifth A Schedule Amino acids & Fatty Acids Meet minimum level for claim 'high in' in Table II, Fifth A Schedule Other Food Components Meet minimum level for function claims in Table III, Fifth A Schedule ‘Contain’, ‘Added’, ‘With’, or any other words of similar meaning Vitamins and Minerals Meet minimum level for claim 'source of' in Table II, Fifth A Schedule Amino Acids & Fatty Acids Meet minimum level for claim 'source of' in Table II, Fifth A Schedule Other Food Components Meet minimum level for function claims in Table III, Fifth A Schedule Naturally Occurring Nutrient Meet minimum level for label declaration Subjecttoofficialapprovalandgazettementprocess
  48. 48. 50 PROPOSED AMENDMENT xx. Claims Related to Nutrient Addition (con’t) Conditions for Declaration of Naturally Occurring Nutrient Component Minimum Amount Required Ganglioside 11mg / 100g Subject to official approval and gazettement process
  49. 49. 51 FRONT OF PACK LABELLING Objective ÿ give a quick picture about calorie content in a product ÿ to allow consumer to plan and control the daily energy intake as needed, especially high-calorie foods ÿ Based on 2000kcal
  50. 50. 52 Why based on 2000kcal? ÿ 2000 calories is based on daily average of energy requirement of a normal adult
  51. 51. 53 PROMOTING THE UNDERSTAND AND USE OFROMOTING THE UNDERSTAND AND USE O NUTRITION LABELLING AND CLAIMSNUTRITION LNUTRITION L D CLAIMS Nutrition Information Centre
  52. 52. 54 PROMOTING THE UNDERSTAND OF NUTRITIONING THE UNDERSTAND OF NU LABELLING AND CLAIMSLABELABE AND CLAIMSAND CLAIMS
  53. 53. 55 +603 – 8885 0797 +603 – 8885 0790 norrani@moh.gov.my http://fsq.moh.gov.my hppt://www.facebook.com/bkkmhq http://twitter.com/bkkmputrajaya CONTACT
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