Vietnam’s 2024 Update: New Food Label Nutritional Regulations
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has recently announced a pivotal update regarding nutritional labeling on food products with the issuance of Circular 29/2023/TT-BYT. This significant regulation, effective from February 15, 2024, mandates a new approach to nutritional labeling on all food products manufactured, sold, imported, or circulated within Vietnam.
- Beverages, dairy products with added sugar, and other sugar-added foods must include total sugar content.
- Foods prepared by frying must disclose their saturated fat content.
- Foods containing nutritional components below the threshold set in Annex I of the circular are not required to include these components on their labels.
This directive aims to enhance consumer awareness and promote informed choices by ensuring that food label accurately reflect nutritional values. It also stipulates a phased implementation schedule:
- By December 31, 2025, all relevant entities must comply with these nutritional labeling requirements.
- Starting January 1, 2026, the production, printing, importing, and use of labels not adhering to these regulations is prohibited.
Circular 29/2023/TT-BYT represents a significant step towards improving public health and nutrition awareness in Vietnam.
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