China Consults on Health Function Catalogue for Health Food (2022) and Other Supporting Documents
As per Food Safety Law, China implemented the catalogue management system for health food functions, and released the corresponding Administrative Measures to regulate the formulation process, inclusion criteria and adjustment of health food functions in 2019. Later in 2020, China State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) released Health Function Catalogue Allowed for Health Food Claims Non-nutrient Supplement (2020 Draft) (hereafter as the “Catalogue”) and a series of supporting documents for public comments. On Jan. 13, 2022, SAMR opened the new drafts of the Catalogue and four supporting documents for public feedback. Any comments can be sent to email@example.com prior to Feb. 12, 2022.
Top 8 Food Market Trends for 2022
After a special year of 2021, the Chinese food industry welcomes a new year. What will happen in 2022? Which category will be a hit? Which trends food companies should follow? This article is ChemLinked’s answer to these questions.
ASEAN Harmonised Standards and Requirements for Health Supplements
Since 2004, ASEAN, with the support from the ASEAN Consultative Committee for Standards and Quality Traditional Medicines and Health Supplements Product Working Group (ACCSQ TMHS PWG) has been working on the harmonisation of Health Supplement standards and requirement. The harmonisation has finally comes closer to completion following the recent ACCSQ TMHS PWG meeting held in November 2020, where it has been agreed for the finalisation of ASEAN Agreement on Health Supplements. The finalised ASEAN Agreement on Health Supplement will be submitted to the Senior Economic Official Meeting (SEOM) for signing by the ministers by end of 2021. Implementation of the Agreement will be thereafter.