MOHW limits free sugar content in health foods at 25 grams

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/08/29
By Chang Ming-hsuan and Kuan-lin Liu

Taipei, Aug. 29 (CNA) The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) issued a statement

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on Tuesday reminding vendors who want to label their products as health foods that the limit on free sugar content in registered health food products is 25 grams.

To promote a reduction of sugar contained in health foods, the ministry amended its “Health Food Registration Review Guideline” on July 17 to stipulate that no more than 25 grams of free sugars can be added to products labeled as “health foods.”

Furthermore, health food products containing more than 17 grams of free sugars must include a health warning label that discloses the amount of added free sugars in the product based on the product’s recommended serving size and urges consumers to limit their energy intake.

This sugar-specific amendment to the guidelines was made with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation of daily energy intake in mind.

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