Taiwan Food and Drug Administration published “Regulations on Nutrition Labeling for Prepackaged Vitamin and Mineral Tablets and Capsules”


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On Jan. 23, 2015, Taiwan FDA published “Regulations on Nutrition Labeling for Prepackaged Vitamin and Mineral Tablets and Capsules” and repealed the previous requirements on nutrition labeling for prepackaged vitamin and mineral tablets and capsules.

The main contents of the regulation are as below,

1.The regulation is established under the provisions of Item 3 of Article 22 of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.

2.The prepackaged vitamin and mineral tablets and capsules mean which are adding nutritional additives as vitamins or minerals sources.

3.The nutrition labeling for prepackaged vitamin and mineral tablets and capsules on the market shall provide the following information refer to Appendix 1 shown at a conspicuous place of the outer package or container of the product:

(1)Title of “Nutrition labeling”

(2)Vitamin contents

(3)Mineral contents

(4)Contents of other nutrients declared in the nutrition claim

(5)Contents of other nutrients labeled by the manufacturer voluntarily

4.Ways of labeling of contents of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients: Use “per one serving (or per serving)” and the provided “daily percentage of reference value” for labeling, and the number of servings contained in each package of the product shall also be specified. Labels shall also be specified the daily nutrient intake reference value if the 5.daily nutrient intake reference value has been set. For products without a set daily nutrient intake reference value, the “*” symbol shall precede the daily percentage reference value line and clearly note “*Reference value not set.”

Daily nutrient intake reference values and measure units shall be labeled according to Appendix 2.

6.The contents of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients shall be labeled in metric units. For Vitamins A, D and E, the contents shall be additionally labeled in IU.

7.Data formatting of prepackaged vitamin and mineral tablets and capsules nutrition labeling units shall conform to the following regulations:

(1)Each package shall label the serving number and daily percentage reference value shall be expressed in whole integers.

(2)The contents of vitamins and minerals shall be expressed in not more than three significant figures.

(3)Other nutrients declared in the nutrition claim or other nutrients shall be labeled using whole integers or integers with one decimal point.

(4)Data formatting shall refer to the Chinese National Standard CNS2925 “Practices for Designating Significant Places in Specific Limiting Values”.

8.If the physiological functions of packaged vitamin and mineral tablets and capsules are to be described, the minimum daily intake must be 15% of the daily percentage reference value.

9.The values on the nutritional labels of prepackaged vitamin and mineral tablets and capsules must be derived from actual test analysis or calculations, and the range of allowable error shall meet the criteria in Appendix 3.

10.Prepackaged vitamin and mineral tablets and capsules shall be labeled the following warning at a conspicuous place of the outer package or container of the product: “No more than  tablets (or capsules) each day.” and “Excessive intake does not benefit health.”.

11.“Regulations on Nutrition Labeling for Prepackaged Vitamin and Mineral Tablets and Capsules” shall not apply to prepackaged tablets and capsules which are not adding nutritional additives as vitamins or minerals sources.

 

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