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Dr Hnin Nandar Kyaw
Assistant Director
Food and Drug Administration
Ministry of Health, Myanmar
9th Seminar/Workshop on
Nu...
Outline of Presentation
q Organization set up of FDA
q Laws related to food labelling
v National Food Law
v Directive orde...
Organization Set up of FDA
q (6) Main Divisions – Food Control Division
- Drug Control Division
- Cosmetic and Medical Dev...
Organization Set up of
Food Control Division
Director
Food Division
Deputy Director
Import/Export
Deputy Director
Domestic...
Laws related to Food Labeling
ÿ National Food Law (1997)
ÿ Directive Order of Marketing of
formulated food for infant and ...
National Food Law (1997)
¸ Chapter VIII Sub section (18) –
Quality Assurance, Labelling and Advertisement
A person who pro...
National Food Law (1997)
¸ some provisions on food labeling but
not specific to nutrition labeling
Current Practice of Foo...
Modernizing the current food law
v Stakeholder workshop in February, 2015
v Made drafting new food law committee
including...
v Directive order on food labeling covering
nutritional food labeling concurrently
Modernizing the current food law
Food labeling directive order will be based on
ÿ CODEX ALIMENTARIUS: FOOD LABELLING
COMPLETE TEXTS (4th Edition)
ÿ General...
Directive Order of marketing of formulated
food for infant and young child
q Chapter (1) – Name of Regulation and
Defintit...
Chapter (3) – Labeling
Appearance of packaging
ÿ It must not inhibit the feeding of breast
milk
ÿ It must not encourage th...
Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.)
It does not include the words or the image
or the cartoon which have the following
meanings...
Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.)
ÿ “the best food for the children” or “the best
milk for the brain development of the
child...
Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.)
The following shall be described in label
v Kind of Food
v The Age Interval
v The Ingredien...
Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.)
v Directions for preparation, storage
v Pack size, Manufacture date, Batch No., Expired
Dat...
Future Plan
We will modernize the food law in line with
international practice
Directive order for food labeling covering
...
Expectations
v Opportunity to learn the experience
from the other countries
v Opportunity to participate in
harmonizing nu...
Thank You For Your
Kind Attention
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Myanmar Nutrition and Labeling Claims_2015

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Updates on Nutrition Labeling and Claims Regulations in Myanmar - Claims and Communication Strategies by Hnin Nandar Kyaw, Assistant Director, Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Health, Myanmar.
Presented at the 9th Seminar on Nutrition Labeling, Claims and Communication Strategies, August 4 ~ 5 August, Manila, Philippines.

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Myanmar Nutrition and Labeling Claims_2015

  1. 1. Dr Hnin Nandar Kyaw Assistant Director Food and Drug Administration Ministry of Health, Myanmar 9th Seminar/Workshop on Nutrition Labeling, Claims and Communication Strategiesananndd Commmmm August 4 mumuu 4- ccatattion Strtrricccuununni 4-5, 2015August 44 , 20155,5 Manila, Philippines
  2. 2. Outline of Presentation q Organization set up of FDA q Laws related to food labelling v National Food Law v Directive order of marketing of formulated food for infant and young child q Current practice of food labeling q Future Plan
  3. 3. Organization Set up of FDA q (6) Main Divisions – Food Control Division - Drug Control Division - Cosmetic and Medical Device Control Division - Laboratory Division - Administration Division - Planning Division q States and Regions Divisions, District Divisions q Border Trade Stations DirectorDirector General DeputyDeputy DirectorDirector General DeputyDeputy DirectorDirector General
  4. 4. Organization Set up of Food Control Division Director Food Division Deputy Director Import/Export Deputy Director Domestic Manufacturing/ Post Market Surveillance Import Export Domestic Manufacturing Post Market Surveillance
  5. 5. Laws related to Food Labeling ÿ National Food Law (1997) ÿ Directive Order of Marketing of formulated food for infant and young child (July, 2014)
  6. 6. National Food Law (1997) ¸ Chapter VIII Sub section (18) – Quality Assurance, Labelling and Advertisement A person who produces, imports, exports, stores, distributes or sells food shall strictly abide by the order, directive and conditions issued by the relevant Government department or organization or Board of Authority in respect of quality assurance of food, labeling and advertisement
  7. 7. National Food Law (1997) ¸ some provisions on food labeling but not specific to nutrition labeling Current Practice of Food labeling – FDA refers Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) Standards, Guidelines and Recommendation as working materials.
  8. 8. Modernizing the current food law v Stakeholder workshop in February, 2015 v Made drafting new food law committee including experts from respective ministries v Initial phase
  9. 9. v Directive order on food labeling covering nutritional food labeling concurrently Modernizing the current food law
  10. 10. Food labeling directive order will be based on ÿ CODEX ALIMENTARIUS: FOOD LABELLING COMPLETE TEXTS (4th Edition) ÿ General standard for the labeling of prepackaged foods (codex stan-1-1985, Rev. 1-1991) ÿ Guidelines on Nutrition Labeling ÿ General Guideline on claims ÿ Labeling Language – Myanmar(Mandatory) other language (optional) Modernizing the current food law
  11. 11. Directive Order of marketing of formulated food for infant and young child q Chapter (1) – Name of Regulation and Defintitions q Chapter (2) – Standard and Quality q Chapter (3) – Labeling q Chapter (4) – Marketing q Chapter (5) – Information and Education q Chapter (6) – Supervision and Monitoring q Chapter (7) – Penalties and Punishment
  12. 12. Chapter (3) – Labeling Appearance of packaging ÿ It must not inhibit the feeding of breast milk ÿ It must not encourage the usage of formulated food Labeling ÿ Myanmar language
  13. 13. Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.) It does not include the words or the image or the cartoon which have the following meanings on the packaging or in the packaging material ÿ “formulated to be same with breast milk” , or any other prescription of the same meaning Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.)
  14. 14. Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.) ÿ “the best food for the children” or “the best milk for the brain development of the children” or any other prescription of the same meaning ÿ the image of pregnant mother, the infant, the breast feeding child, the lactating mother or the family ÿ the supplement food or the usage of it Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.)
  15. 15. Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.) The following shall be described in label v Kind of Food v The Age Interval v The Ingredients v The Nutrition Facts - Declaration of nutrient content should be numerical - Information on energy in term of KJ or Kcal - Per serving value or per 100 ml or per 100g Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.)
  16. 16. Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.) v Directions for preparation, storage v Pack size, Manufacture date, Batch No., Expired Date and Storage Condition v Brand Name, Manufacturerer’s name and address, Country of Origin and Distributor’s name and address v Complications from not well preparation and storage Chapter (3) – Labeling (Cont.)
  17. 17. Future Plan We will modernize the food law in line with international practice Directive order for food labeling covering nutritional food labeling will be enacted Strengthen food safety measures to harmonize regionally and comply with global practice
  18. 18. Expectations v Opportunity to learn the experience from the other countries v Opportunity to participate in harmonizing nutrition labeling and claims in the region
  19. 19. Thank You For Your Kind Attention

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