Food Communications Compass, Japan reported that effective April 1, 2015, a new law known as the JAS Law, Food Sanitation Law, Health Promotion will give Japanese consumers access to clear nutritional information on food labels. Among the key developments:
Nutrition labeling of “processed foods” will transition to mandatory status by 2020; Food labels will include serving amounts of sodium, saturated fats, dietary fiber, food additives as well as food and nutrient function claims. In addition, a “unique manufacturing plant symbol” will be included on food packages. For more details, see Part 1Part 2 and Part 3.