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Food with Function Claims

Under the food business operator’s own responsibility, Foods with Function Claims can be labeled with function claims based on scientific evidence. Information on the evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of the products are submitted to the Secretary-General of the Consumer Affairs Agency before the products is marketed. However, unlike Foods for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU), the product is not individually pre-approved by the Secretary-General of the Consumer Affairs Agency.

1.Food with Function Claims are for people not suffering from any disease (excluding minors, pregnant women (and those planning a pregnancy), or lactating women).

2.All food products including fresh produce are subject to this system.

3.Prior to market entry, food business operators are required to submit information, such as on food safety and effectiveness and the system in place to collect information on adverse health effects, to the Secretary-General of Consumer Affairs Agency.

4.Unlike Foods for Specified Health Uses, the government does not evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the submitted product.

5.The submitted information is disclosed on the website of the Consumer Affairs Agency.

Product Name: Kansetsu no Tomo (Notification number A95)

Kansetsu no Tomo

「Kansetsu no Tomo」is an innovative Food with Function Claims product which focus on undenatured type II collagen. This is the first Food with Function Claims product in Japan which functional ingredient is undenatured type II collagen.

【Food with Function Claims】

This product contains undenatured type II collagen that helps with locomotion and joint mobility.

※Information on the evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of the product are submitted to the Secretary-General of the Consumer Affairs Agency before the product is marketed. However, the product is not individually pre-approved by the Secretary-General of the Consumer Affairs Agency.

【Functional ingredient】

Undenatured type II collagen 10mg per one capsule

Information about notification(website of the Consumer Affairs Agency)

消費者庁届出情報(届出詳細内容76〜100)(Japanese)

General public information Experts public information
Basic information Functional information Safety information
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Product name: Body Challenge (Notification number C200)

Body Challenge

「Body Challenge」is a creative Food with Function Claims product which focus on Ellagic acid derived from Irvingia gabonensis.
This is the first Food with Function Claims product in Japan which functional ingredient is Ellagic acid derived from Irvingia gabonensis.

【Food with Function Claims】

This product contains Ellagic acid derived from Irvingia gabonensis, which helps to reduce Fat and improves BMI in overweight people.

※Information on the evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of the product are submitted to the Secretary-General of the Consumer Affairs Agency before the product is marketed. However, the product is not individually pre-approved by the Secretary-General of the Consumer Affairs Agency.

【Functional ingredient】

Ellagic acid derives from Irvingia gabonensis 3mg per 2 tablets

Information about notification(website of the Consumer Affairs Agency)

届出食品の科学的根拠等に関する基本情報)(Japanese)

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