Businesses entering the food and dietary supplement market in Nigeria must be well-informed about the Regulatory environment in the country. With growing awareness of health and wellness among people, the demand for food and dietary supplements continues to grow globally. Let us now explore the key regulations governing food and dietary supplements, specifically in the Nigerian context, which can help you navigate the Regulatory framework in a smooth and effective manner.
Japan’s food and dietary supplement market holds great appeal, drawing health-conscious consumers who search for high-quality products. However, you need to navigate a strict Regulatory environment to enter this thriving market. In this blog, we shall explore the primary considerations for manufacturers planning to launch their food and dietary supplements in Japan, focussing on key areas such as Japan’s food import regulations, dietary supplement registration, and compliance with local laws and standards.
When it comes to labeling requirements for food and dietary supplements in the European Union (EU), you must pay close attention to detail. The EU has established strict regulations to ensure that consumers receive accurate and transparent information on the products they consume. In this blog, we shall delve into the essential aspects of the EU’s labeling requirements for food and dietary supplements, including the rules and regulations that govern the product claims and information.
Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) has been making waves in the world of dietary supplements. Touted as a potential fountain of youth and an elixir for longevity, NMN supplements have gained popularity among health enthusiasts. However, there's a catch: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has imposed restrictions on NMN dietary supplements, including FDA-approved food supplements. But why?
The Controversy over Aspartame: The Critical Role of Regulatory Affairs in Ensuring the Safety of Food Additives
Recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) released assessments on the non-sugar sweetener, Aspartame. These assessments have sparked a contentious debate on the safety of Aspartame, particularly on its potential carcinogenic effects.
Today, in an increasingly globalized world, the international trade of food and dietary supplements is subject to a complex web of regulations and standards. The Southern Common Market, abbreviated in Spanish as Mercosur, is a South American trade bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela (whose membership has been suspended since 2016). Mercosur plays a vital role in shaping the regulations and standards for food and dietary supplements in the South American region.
Food and beverage manufacturers in the European Union (EU) keep a close eye on the Regulatory landscape, and it is evident that various areas are garnering the regulators’ attention, from High-Fat, Sugar, and Salt (HFSS) laws to novel food regulations. This blog explores how these regulations impact food and food supplement manufacturers in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe’s dietary supplement market; it also looks at the trends predicted for the industry.
What is Cultivated Meat?
Cultivated meat, also known as cell-based or lab-grown meat, is produced by growing animal muscle tissue from cells in a bioreactor rather than from traditional animal agriculture. It aims at replicating the taste, texture, and nutritional composition of conventional meat while eliminating the need for raising and slaughtering animals. The concept of cultivated meat has been in the process of being developed for several decades, with significant advancements in stem cell biology and tissue engineering contributing to its current feasibility.
Indonesia has taken a step ahead in regulating processed foods and beverages. A set of guidelines or biotic regulations has been rolled out by the Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan (BPOM), or the Agency for Food and Drug Control/Indonesian Food and Drug Authority. The new set of regulations will not only govern the presence of microorganisms in general processed food and beverages like yogurt and kombucha, but they will also apply to probiotics.
South Korea has taken a step towards carbon neutrality and has approved the first ever physically recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) containers for food and beverages.
The new policy, applicable from January 17, 2023, only includes PET containers that have undergone a physical or mechanical recycling process and have not been subject to a chemical recycling process. As per the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources Act (Recycling Act), the South Korean Ministry of Environment (MoE) has graded the packing material into the following four (04) categories: