Health food 2

You may know about “food for specified health use”, abbreviated as “FOSHU.”

The difference with health foods is that FOSHU are certified by the government when they pass a certain set of tests. 

Health foods cannot claim effects and benefits, whereas FOSHU can claim specific effects and describe them in detail with a specific wording.

To obtain FOSHU certification, it costs 30 to 50 million yen per product.