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10th Seminar on Nutrition Labeling, Claims and Communication Strategies

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2018-08-28 – 2018-08-29
Renaissance Hotel

BACKGROUND

Nutrition labels, as well as nutrition and health claims, are important tools to communicate the nutritional quality and health benefits of a food product to consumers. They provide point-of-sale information and help consumers make informed choices. In Southeast Asia there is wide disparity between label formats and permitted claims among countries, causing confusion among consumers, and resulting in trade barriers for food manufacturers and distributors.

As part of ILSI Southeast Asia Region’s series of seminars on nutrition labeling and claims, this 1.5 day seminar had:

  • provided an update on regional developments and regulatory changes in nutrition labeling, nutrition and health claims and related issues in SEA and other regions
  • discussed the use of nutrition information panel (NIP), front-of-pack (FOP) and claims as communications tools and how they can change consumer behavior
  • addressed scientific substantiation of claims
  • discussed harmonization of nutrition labeling in the ASEAN region including current efforts and challenges

ORGANIZERS

ILSI Southeast Asia Region
ILSI Southeast Asia Region Malaysia Country Committee (Fact Sheet)

CO-ORGANIZER

Nutrition Society of Malaysia

COLLABORATOR

Food Safety and Quality Division (FSQD), Ministry of Health, Malaysia

PROGRAM

The Program is available HERE

SPEAKERS’ PRESENTATIONS

28 AUGUST 2018: DAY 1  

SESSION 1 – Nutrition Labeling and Claims: Regulatory Updates 

Updates from Southeast Asia
Brunei
Ms. Siti Munawwarah Awang Tarif, Ministry of Health, Brunei

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Indonesia
National Agency of Drug and Food Control, Indonesia

Presentation not available

Lao PDR
Ms. Viengxay Vansilalom, Ministry of Health, Lao PDR

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Malaysia
Ms. Norrani Eksan, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

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Myanmar
Ms. Ohnmar Soe Win, Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar

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Philippines
Ms. Maricel Rosaroso, Food and Drug Administration, Philippines

Presentation not available

Singapore
Ms. Yi Ling Tan, Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority, Singapore

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Thailand
Ms. Jiraratana Thesasilpa, Food and Drug Administration, Thailand

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Vietnam
Mrs. Hoang Thi Thanh Nhan, Vietnam Food Administration, Vietnam

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Status of Nutrition Labeling and Claims Regulations in India: An Update
Dr. A. C. Mishra, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), India

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Codex Guidelines on Nutrition Labeling and Claims and Recent Developments
Dr. E-Siong Tee, TES Nutrihealth Strategic Consultancy, Malaysia

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SESSION 2 – Front-of-Pack Labeling: Recent Developments

Development of Front-of-Pack (FOP) Labeling Schemes in Malaysia – Energy Icon and Healthier Choice Logo
Mdm. Fatimah Sulong, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

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Communicating Nutrition through FOP in Thailand
Mr. Araya Rojjanawanicharkorn, Food and Drug Administration, Thailand

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Nutrient Profiling for Labeling and Other Uses
Mrs. Susan Kevork, Nestle R&D Center, Singapore

Presentation not available

29 AUGUST 2018: DAY 2  

SESSION 3 – Use of Labeling and Claims for Effective Consumer Communication and Challenges

Unintended Consequences of ‘Healthy’ Food Labels: Promoting Health or Licensing Indulgence?
Dr. Bobby Cheon, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre/Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Impact of Nutrition Labels and Claims on Consumers’ Food Choices: The China Story
Dr. Junhua Han, China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment, China

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Efforts in Communicating and Educating Consumers Using Labels
Dr. Young-Jun Kim, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea

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Issues on Definition of Whole Grains and Dietary Fiber: Towards Harmonization in Southeast Asia
Dr. Iain Brownlee, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

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SESSION 4 – Substantiation and Harmonization of Nutrition Labeling and Claims in ASEAN

Building Scientific Evidence to Support Nutrition & Health Claims: What’s Next?
Dr. Dorothy Mackerras, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), Australia

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Health Claims in Japan – What Scientific Evidence Are We Looking For?
Mr. Hiroaki Hamano, International Consultant on Food Regulations, Algolynx Inc., Japan

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Harmonization on Nutrition Labeling, Nutrition and Health Claims: Efforts and Updates in SEA
Ms. Pauline Chan, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore

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