National Health Commission is Revising “General Rules of Pre-packaged Food Nutrition Labeling”

On September 14, the National Health Commission held a regular press conference to announce the revised new requirements in “General Rules of Pre-packaged Food Nutrition Labeling”. For example, mandatory labeling requirements are added for saturated fat and sugar so that consumers can understand the nutritional information of oil, salt, and sugar in food by looking at the label. In addition to the nutrition table, the revised standards encourage using text or pattern form of nutritional information in the front of the food package for supplementary descriptions. Also, it’s recommended to add reminder messages for children and adolescent consumers to choose foods high in oil, salt, and sugar with caution. (Source: shukangzhengxun)