The issue of nutrition labeling has been a pressing concern, not only in the nutrition community but in government, industry and amongst consumers. The question of consumer awareness and use of nutrition labels on processed products, both Back-of-Pack (BOP) and Front-of-Pack (FOP) labels, has been frequently raised. The food industry in the Philippines has recently received new regulations from government on FOP labeling, while the health and nutrition community has been considering FOPs that serve broader objectives.
The seminar, “Nutrition Labeling: What You Need To Know”, held in Manila on November 28, 2013, had the objective of discussing the recent developments in nutrition labeling both in processed products and food service in the Philippines, as well as future trends and directions (including harmonization) in the area of nutrition labeling. The seminar, organized by the ILSI SEAR Philippine Country Committee, was attended by 60 participants from government, academia and the food industry.
The summary report is available here.