Headquarter: Chemical Industry Park, Economic Development Zone,  JiNan City,  ShanDong Province, China.

Phone +86-152 8958 7728

Angela@BlueSkytcca.com

Nutritional labelling catch-up: Vietnam moves to implement … – FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Or wait…
Headlines
Processing & Packaging
Formulation
Food safety
Business
Markets
Policy
Promotional Features
Site Archive
Multimedia
Regions
All Asia-Pacific
East Asia
South Asia
South East Asia
Oceania
Middle East
Site Archive
Multimedia
Trends
Meat
COVID-19
Alternative proteins
Asian tastes
Clean label
Fortification
Healthy living
Industry growth
Plant-based development
Prepared foods
Sugar reduction
Supply chain
Sustainability
Site Archive
Multimedia
Resources
Type of resources
China 中国
Japan 日本
Middle East
Events
All Events
Shows & Conferences
Online Events
Editorial Webinars
Events

– Last updated on GMT
Related tags Vietnam Labelling Nutrition labeling
According to government data, presently just 60% of food and beverage firms in the country are displaying nutritional labels on their products. The majority of these are larger brands and retailers.
“A study by the Ministry of Health Department of Preventive Medicine has shown that overall 60% of products have nutritional information provided – it also found that 82% of non-alcoholic beverages are attaching labels, but just 50% of processed packaged foods are doing this,”​ Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Thuyen said via a formal statement.
“Conversely, 100% of all enterprises that are exporting food products to the international market comply with the required nutritional labelling regulations at the importing countries, and we have also found that major brands, food products sold in supermarkets and larger enterprises are all actively engaging in nutritional labelling.
“As such, we believe that the prerequisites are there and are favourable [for Vietnam to start] effective, feasible and consistent implementation of regulations on food nutrition labelling – this is important to provide consumers with the transparency of information so that they can choose suitable and healthy food products.”
All types of prepackaged consumer food and beverage products will be subject to this labelling regulation, from frozen foods to vermicelli to cooking oil, confectionery, milk, non-alcoholic beverages and more.
“The most common labelling will be the nutrition information panel on the back of the food packaging, with specific quantities of the different nutrients per 100 g or per 100 ml; or nutritional values that expressed as a percentage (%) of recommended needs or a daily reference value,”​ Do added.

“All foods produced, traded, imported and circulated in Vietnam that containing any of the components Energy, Protein, Carbohydrates, Fat or Sodium shall be labelled with the quantities of these nutrients.
“In addition, it will also be compulsory to include information on the Total Sugar and Saturated Fat content – this will [not be an immediate necessity] and will be worked into the roadmap for nutritional labelling, estimated to become mandatory after five years from the date that this regulation comes into force [in] May 2023.”
At present, according to roadmap stipulations that have already been published, all food products produced, imported, traded and circulated in Vietnam must implement a transition to nutritional labelling according to this new policy by March 31 2025.
All products that are manufactured or enter the country before this date will be allowed to continue circulation in the food supply until the attached expiry date on the respective labels.
This new focus on nutritional labelling is part of the country’s Vietnam Health Programme launched back in 2018, which essentially targets improved diets and public health in the country by 2030.
“The Vietnam Health Programme aims to ensure reasonable diets, increased physical activity and other aspects of health improvement for the public to boost public health in this new normal, under which the Ministry of Health has undertaken the task to implement relevant regulations on packaged foods and products,”​ Do added.
“The development of these regulations is considered a professional and efficient solution, particularly for processed foods [and also has food safety implications] by mandating the necessary health warnings to inform consumers of any potential risks.
“Many other countries in the region already have mandated regulations for nutritional labelling including Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and more – therefore Vietnam should also have such mandatory labelling [to] ensure consumer interest and international integration.”
There are several food groups for which this labelling is not mandatory – these include food ingredients not directly sold to consumers,  foods with a single ingredient, bottled drinking water that only contains CO2​ and/or flavourings, salt, vinegar, additives and food processing aids, enzymes, tea and coffee with no other additives besides colouring and flavouring, health foods, alcohol and several other foods highlighted specifically by the government in separate decrees.
Copyright - Unless otherwise stated all contents of this web site are © 2023 - William Reed Ltd - All Rights Reserved - Full details for the use of materials on this site can be found in the Terms & Conditions
Related topics Policy South East Asia Asian tastes Supply chain Industry growth Bakery Beverages Confectionery Convenience foods and snacks Dairy Desserts Meat Soups and sauces Traditional and staple foods
Show more
Functional Beverage Market Insights in ASPAC
Content provided by Glanbia Nutritionals | 06-Jul-2023 | Product Brochure
High growth ahead for protein beverages makes Asia Pacific (ASPAC) the market to watch. Consumer research shows new usage occasions, key consumption barriers,...
Consumer outlook and Market innovation in Sauces
Content provided by BIOSPRINGER, natural Yeast ingredients | 25-Apr-2023 | White Paper
Sauces and dressings category has always been a ground for innovation, with new tastes and new claims being launched every year in Asia Pacific. Strong...
Concepts for infant and child products
Content provided by Jungbunzlauer | 05-Apr-2023 | White Paper
Minerals are essential for the healthy physical and cognitive development of children.
The latest plant-based beverage trends in SEA
Content provided by Tetra Pak | 27-Mar-2023 | White Paper
Data shows that consumers’ liking and thirst for plant-based beverages is growing rapidly, especially in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia....
More promotional features

source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*