Food Compliance
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19 Types of Food are Exempted from Manufacturing License in Japan On November 18, 2021, Japan MHLW released an amendment for “Ordinance for Enforcement of the Food Sanitation Act”. According to the amendment, 19 types of foods are newly added as designated food, for which has no need to obtain a sealed packaged food manufacturing industry license.
South Korea Revises Health Functional Food Code (MFDS Notice No. 2021-95) MFDS updated Health Functional Food Code. It mainly modified the precautions of seven functional ingredients, enhanced the specifications of two raw materials, and updated test methods.
How to Cope with the Updated GB Standard for Pathogen Limit in Prepackaged Foods (GB 29921-2021) On Nov. 22, 2021, the updated GB standard for pathogen limit in prepackaged foods (GB 29921-2021) began to take effect. Compared with the old version (GB 29921-2013), several major revisions are made in the new version, which brings significant effect on food manufacturers. ChemLinked summarizes the new rules and changes, and provides suggestions for stakeholders to better adapt the updated version.
Overseas Manufacturer Registration Updates: GACC Launches the English Version of Food Enterprise Registration Platform On Nov. 25, 2021, GACC launched the English site of Import Food Enterprises Registration Platform.
South Korea Updates Food Additive Code (MFDS Notice No. 2021-94) MFDS updated Food Additive Code. The new regulaton revised the categories of “caramel color” and “glycerin esters of fatty acids”, clarified the specifications of concoction, permitted six additives in glucose, and established the flavoring’s usage standard.
275 Batches of Imported Products Rejected by China Customs in October 2021 On Nov. 22, 2021, General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) published the list of non-compliant food products in October. A total of 275 batches of imported food from 41 countries/regions were rejected.
Hesong Wang China Health Care Association
Yilia Ye ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Lennie Tao ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Anne Peng Food Consultant at Reach24H Consulting Group
Apr 2022
ANUFOOD China 2022 Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, Shenzhen, China
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Food & Beverage Innovation Forum 2021 (FBIF2021) Hangzhou International Expo Center
Jun 2021
Hi & Fi Asia-China 2021 National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)