Natural Food & Beverages

Long before the organic movement gained momentum and certification became a legal requirement in many countries, there were other efforts and movements for promoting natural and healthy nutrition. Some examples of well-known organizations which have many members and supporters are “Reformhaus” (with many shops in Germany and Austria) and the world-wide LOHAS movement.
In spite of the global continuous growth of certified organic products all countries have by far more so-called natural products which are regarding criteria and quality somewhere between certified organic and conventional products. Many farmers, producers and retailers offer organic as well as natural products. Therefore, this category is also covered by GON.

  • 2014年10月03日

    Japan’s New Health Food Labeling System …

    On July 30, Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency announced a new health food labeling system that allows businesses to make their own claims of a health food product’s healthiness. The new system, expected to be implemented this fiscal year, is a radical departure from the current “Tokuho” (Japanese acronym meaning ‘Food for Specialized Health Uses,’ or …

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