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South Korea/USA/EU - CODEX Labelling Standard for Reduction of Disease Risk Claim and the Status in other countries

South Korea

Oct 10, 2022

In South Korea, health claim is classified into reduction of disease risk claim, physiological function improvement labeling, and nutritional component function labeling, in accordance with the “Labeling Standard of Health Functional Food” under the “Health Functional Food Act.” Currently, indications for reducing the risk of disease are allowed only for health functional foods. Only the intake of calcium and vitamin D for the reduction of the risk of osteoporosis, and the intake of xylitol for the reduction of the risk of dental caries are recognized. In this communication, the meaning and current status of reduction of disease risk claim were discussed.

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