01 Mar About Prepackaged Food Labeling
About Prepackaged Food Labeling: 1. All mandatory food labeling information, such as the1 + 7 nutrition labeling and six food labeling information i.e. name of food, list of ingredients, name and address of manufacturer or packer, statement of special conditions for storage or instructions for use, indication of durability of the food, and count, weight or volume, should be on the outer package of the prepackaged food. Labeling inside container (bottle, jar, tube etc.) is optional and up to the preference of the manufacturer or importer. 2. If the colorant is naturally existed in the raw materials, then there is no need to identify it and list out on the label as an ingredient. However, if the colorant is deliberately added during the manufacture process to the product, the name of the colorant has to be disclosed and printed on the label. 3. Pesticides already presented in the raw material are not required to list out on the label, but manufacturer or the importer has to take note of their amounts in the finished product. 4. Preservatives are normally not added to the raw materials; instead they are added at the manufacture stage. Therefore, preservatives have to be included in the ingredient list as food additives (name or NIS code with its technical function). 5. For nutrient that does not have NRV and thus not permitted to make any nutrition claims, one can make factual statement about it. The statement must be the actual amount of the nutrient based on either 100 g of the net weight of the product or per serving of the product. 6. AOAC system does have specific test method on functional fiber. The test result can be directly claimed as the result of dietary fiber in the nutrition table.