Taiwan: Coffee, Tea & Juice Labeling in Stores


Posted By: Selerant RSA

 

On July 20, 2015, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Regulation on labeling of freshly made beverages in chain convenience stores and fast food stores. The regulation is in force from July 31, 2015.

Tea, coffee and fruit drinks should be labeled in accordance with the following rules:

1)    Tea drinks

  • Origin (country) of the tea leaf. If tea leaf is mixed from more than 2 original countries, the original countries should be labeled in accordance with the tea leaf content starting from high to low.
  • If tea drink is made from tea flavor instead of tea leaf, it should be labeled “xx flavor” or “xx taste”.

2)    Coffee drinks

  • Origin (country) of the coffee. If coffee is mixed from more than 2 original countries, the original countries should be labeled in accordance with the coffee content starting from high to low.
  • The color to indicate caffeine content, as defined bellow:

         - Red: caffeine per cup is above 201mg.

         - Yellow: caffeine per cup is from 101mg to 200mg.

         - Green: caffeine per cup is bellow 100mg.

3)    Fruit drinks

  • Fruit beverage is allowed to be labeled “xx juice” under condition that the fruit juice content is above 10%.
  • Fruit beverage not containing fruit juice should be labeled “xx flavor” or “xx taste”.

To read the original FDA source (in Chinese), please go here.

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