26/11/2013 – 27/11/2013
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 to help consumers make informed choices. In Southeast Asia, there is wide disparity between label formats and permitted claims between countries, causing confusion among consumers and resulting in trade barriers for food manufacturers and distributors.
As part of the series of seminars on nutrition labeling and claims organized by the International Life Sciences Institute Southeast Asia Region (ILSI SEA Region), this 1½-day seminar provided up-to-date information and highlight emerging trends in the region. Recent developments in Front-of-pack (FOP) signposting, as well as the use of nutrition labeling and claims as educational tools, and consumer understanding of these labels, were addressed by regional and international experts. Country-specific updates on nutrition labeling and claims regulations were also shared.
The seminar aimed to:
- Provide an update on international and regional developments in nutrition labeling, nutrition and health claims and related issues in SEA and other regions
- Explore opportunities for harmonization of nutrition labeling and claims in SEA
- Discuss the use of Front-of-Pack signposting schemes in the region
- Identify opportunities and challenges related to the use of nutrition labeling and claims in communicating nutrition and health related messages
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Food industry personnel; Food scientists, nutritionists, dietitians and health professionals; Regulatory officers from government departments and agencies; Researchers and academia
- Nutrition Labeling and Claims: Regulatory Updates and Future Directions
- Front-of-Pack Labeling: Recent Developments
- Use of Labeling for Communication of Nutrition and Public Health Messages
- Harmonization Opportunities in ASEAN
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