Japan Revises Food Labeling Act
On Jan. 17, 2020, Japan Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) announced the revised draft to “Food Labeling Act”, which amended the labeling requirement of food containing specified ingredients; added raw buffalo milk in the scope of "milk" in Japan; revised the representation method of the product date of polished rice products and added the label of "imported date of polished rice"; changed the judgment of the relevant threshold values of "low" nutrients and calories to "insufficient" or "below". Any opinions shall be sent prior to Feb 15, 2020.
Japan Revises Pesticide Residue Regulations
On Fed. 25, 2020, Japan MHLW announced the amendments to "Specifications and Standards for Food and Food Additives", which mainly revised the residue limit of 5 pesticides and veterinary drugs in food. They are afidopyropen, oxpoconazole fumarate, salinomycin (an veterinary drug and feed additive), fluazinam and flubendiamide. This revision is implemented as of the release date. However, some of them will come into effect six months later. For more translation service, please email email@example.com.
Taiwan Issues the Test Method for Heavy Metal in Beverage and Dairy Products
On Feb 27, 2020, Taiwan issued the "Test Method for Heavy Metal in Beverage and Dairy Products", which came into effect on the same day. It applies to the determination of arsenic, lead and copper in beverages; antimony in beverages packaged with PET materials; and lead content in dairy products. For more translation service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GAC to Conditionally Lift the 30-Month Age Limit on U.S. Imported Beef and Beef Products
As revealed by the GAC Notice No. 2020-34 released on Feb 24th, 2020, GAC conditionally lift the 30-month age limit on U.S. imported beef and beef products, which came into effect on the same day. A seperate notice about its specific inspection and quarantine requirements will be formulated and published afterwards.
GAC Registration Updates of U.S. Infant Formula and Dairy Manufacturer Approvals
On Feb 24, 2020, GAC renews the manufacturer registration updates of U.S. infant formula enterprises and dairy enterprises. View more at Flist.
China Consults on GB/T 27588 The General Quality Principles for Integrated Alcoholic Beverages
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MAFRA Opens the KS Certifying of Senior Friendly Food
On Feb 21, 2020, MAFRA released the notice to open the KS certifying for enterprises that meet the industry standard, or standards above, of senior friendly food.
PepsiCo Plans to Purchase Be&Cheery for Around USD 705 million
PepsiCo Inc has agreed to buy Chinese snack brand Be&Cheery from local jujube maker Haoxiangni Health Food for $705 million, as revealed by the Haoxiangni Notice released on Feb 23, 2020.
China Postpones the Onsite Inspection of Special Food Registration
On Feb 21, 2020, China CFE released the notice to put off the onsite inspection during the review of special food registration, due to the breakout of COVIR-2019.
China Lifts the Ban on the Import of American Pet Food Containing Ruminants Feedstuffs
According to announcement jointly issued by GAC and MOARA on Feb. 19, 2020, the restriction stipulated in 2001 No. 143 announcement (jointly issued by former MOA & AQSIQ) is lifted and now China allows the importation of pet food containing ruminants feedstuffs from America as long as it is compliant with Chinese regulation. This announcement came to effect since the date of promulgation.