10th Seminar on Nutrition Labeling, Claims and Communication Strategies

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


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 labelling and claims, this 1.5 day seminar will:

  • provide an update on regional developments and regulatory changes in nutrition labelling, nutrition and health claims and related issues in SEA and other regions
  • discuss the use of nutrition information panel (NIP), front-of-pack (FOP) and claims as communications tools and how they can change consumer behaviour
  • address scientific substantiation of claims
  • discuss harmonisation of nutrition labelling in the ASEAN region including current efforts and challenges


Food industry personnel, food scientists, nutritionists, dietitians and other health professionals, regulatory officers from government departments and agencies, academia, and research organizations


28 AUGUST 2018: DAY 1  

SESSION 1 – Nutrition Labelling and Claims: Regulatory Updates and Future Direction

  • Updates from Southeast Asia and other regions – Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and India

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

  • Update on Use of Nutrient Profiling for Front-of-Pack Labelling
  • Development of Front-of-Pack Labelling Schemes in Selected Countries

29 AUGUST 2018: DAY 2

SESSION 3 – Understanding Consumer Behaviour for Effective Communication

  • Impact of Nutrition Labelling in Influencing Consumer Behaviour in Southeast Asia
  • Public Health Implications of Nutrition Labelling and Claims
  • Efforts in Communicating and Educating Consumers Using Labels

SESSION 4 – Substantiation and Harmonisation of Nutrition Labelling and Claims in ASEAN

  • Building Scientific Evidence to Support Nutrition Labelling and Claims in ASEAN
  • Nutrition Labelling and Claims Harmonisation Efforts and Update in SEA
  • Fostering Harmonisation of Labelling and Claims in ASEAN: Moving Ahead


The seminar E-flyer is available HERE


The program is available HERE



Please REGISTER online through the links below:

Local (Malaysian residents) Participants: HERE
Overseas Participants: HERE


The seminar venue RENAISSANCE HOTEL Kuala Lumpur is offering a special rate for seminar participants as follows:

Superior Room (Single): RM 320 nett per room per night including one (1) breakfast and high speed internet
Deluxe Room (Single): RM 380 nett per room per night including one (1) breakfast and high speed internet

Please book directly through the Renaissance Hotel using the link HERE.

Please note that the above rates are subject to availability.


ILSI Southeast Asia Region
ILSI Southeast Asia Region Malaysia Country Committee


Nutrition Society of Malaysia


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