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Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has drafted a regulation on the labeling of health food.

Draft Regulations Governing the Labeling of Heath Food, establishes labeling requirements for health food in capsule and tablet forms. The labeling are:

Health food in capsule and tablet form shall have containers or packages labeled with the following precautions:

  • This product is not a drug, for health care only. Patients still need medical treatment.”
  • Please eat according to the recommended intake, excessive intake does not benefit health.”

Health food other than capsule and tablet form shall have containers or packages labeled with the following precautions:

  • This product is for health care only, without therapeutic efficacy.”
  • Please eat according to the recommended intake, excessive intake does not benefit health.”

Consultation is open for this until October 27, 2017.

These regulations shall be implemented on the date of January 1, 2018. Health food approved before the date of January 1, 2018 shall be implemented on the date of July 1, 2018.

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