Food Regulatory

Navigating Regulations on Keto Claims in Asian Countries

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb eating that triggers ketosis, a metabolic state that burns fat for fuel.

Keto claims on cakes typically imply that the cake is compatible with a ketogenic diet. For a cake to be considered keto-friendly, it would need to be made with ingredients that are low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats. Instead of loading up on sugar and carbs, they’re made with almond or coconut flour, eggs, butter, and coconut oil, keeping carbs low and healthy fats high. They’re sweetened with natural substitutes like stevia or erythritol to maintain that satisfying sweetness.


Claims like “low-carb,” “sugar-free,” or “keto-friendly” are often seen attached to these cakes. They’re meant to appeal to health-conscious folks and keto enthusiasts alike. But behind the buzzwords, there’s a need for honesty and compliance with food regulations.


Click to read more on regulations imposed on keto claims in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam