Thai Food and Drug Administration: Vitamin C content in vitamin C beverages must be consistent with the label

- Feb 01, 2021-

Thailand Food and Drug Administration, December 22 news: The deputy secretary-general of the Bureau stated that the Consumer Foundation recently released the test results of the vitamin C content in beverages: the vitamin C content of 47 commercially available vitamin C beverages does not match the label. And no vitamin C content was detected in 8 samples. For the products involved in the test results, the bureau and the health bureaus of each government will check the production site and product-related license file permissions. Vitamin C content in vitamin C beverages must be consistent with the label, if they are inconsistent, they will be punished according to the specific circumstances, as follows:

 

1、  If the product label is not marked, but the vitamin C content is detected, it belongs to the wrong label of the food, and if the vitamin C content is not detected, a fine of 30,000 baht (about ¥6000) is imposed;

2、  If the product label identifies vitamin C, but no vitamin C content is detected, it will be considered a counterfeit food, punishable by imprisonment for more than 6 months to 10 years, or a fine of 5,000 baht to 100,000 baht (about ¥1000 to ¥20,000), or both;

3、  If it is detected that the vitamin C content in the product exceeds 200% of Thailand's RDI (120 mg per day) and the vitamin C content is found to be harmful to the health of consumers, it is punishable by imprisonment for up to 2 years, or a fine of up to 20,000 baht (about ¥4,000), or both.

 

The Under-Secretary-General of the Bureau concluded by ingesting that it required its staff in the development and production of such products to comply with the rules and procedures for adding nutrients to food products. When applying for a license for such a product, research evidence should be submitted that vitamin C levels can be detected throughout the life of the product.