Getting Tough: Food Labelling in Malaysia
Source: Frezh. Vol. 18, 2008 | Author: --
Subject: Food Labeling

Intro:

In a move to further protect consumers, the Malaysian Health Ministry will soon require all new food and pharmaceutical products to pass stringent tests before they can be marketed to the public.


Abstract:

In a move to further protect consumers, the Malaysian Health Ministry will soon require all new food and pharmaceutical products to pass stringent tests before they can be marketed to the public. According to the Health Ministry Food Safety and Quality Control Division Director, Dr Abdul Rahim, this new system will curb label abuse and rampant false advertising and ensure that product labels do not breach the Food Act 1983 and Food Regulations 1985. The Ministry will first focus on children’s products, including milk formulas, and perishable goods and products targeted at senior citizens. The pre-market approval system involves both local and foreign manufacturers submitting a working paper including their proposed labeling, product contents and nutritional content details. See full text from www.mpob.gov.my










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