TÜV SÜD’s food experts explain why and how consumers have benefitted 10 years on from the European Health Claims Regulation that took effect on 1 July 2007.

Industry initiatives, such as front-of-pack Guideline Day Amounts (GDA) encouraging consumers to make healthy choices, have been gathering steam in Asian markets.

Nutritional fact panels are increasingly more detailed, but for consumers who do not know how to read, or are not bothered with these facts, front-of-pack claims are still the more effective factor in purchasing decisions, suggests an Italian study.

Proposed as the Phillipine Nutrition Label Act, Philippines might soon require food manufacturers to label their products with nutritional information.

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