Food Compliance
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China Customs Rejected 229 Batches of Imported Food in August 2023 On September 19, 2023, General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) published the list of non-compliant food products in August 2023. A total of 229 batches of imported food from 37 countries/regions were rejected.
China Prioritizes Review and Approval for FSMP for Rare Diseases According to an Official media release on September 12, 2023, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) is currently trialing a priority review and approval process for urgent clinical needs related to foods for special medical purposes (FSMP) for rare diseases.
China Consults on Amino Acid Management on Foods for Special Dietary Uses On September 14, 2023, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued an exposure draft of Announcement on Amino Acid Management in Foods for Special Dietary Uses. The draft specifies the requirements on: (1) the use of amino acid as a nutritional fortification substance in foods for special dietary use; (2) the production raw materials and production processes of amino acid; (3) as well as the test methods for various physicochemical indicators of amino acid. Any feedback can be submitted before October 7, 2023.
[Updated] South Korea Streamlines Customs Clearance Policies Foods that can enjoy the fast customs clearance are expanded to flavorings (which belong to food additives) and semi-finished products. The disposable utensils will be inspected by product materials instead of types.
Philippines Adopts New Dietary Standards for Prepackaged Processed Foods On September 7, 2023, the Philippines FDA issued FDA Circular No.2023-009, announcing to adopt the 2015 Philippine Dietary Reference Intakes (PDRI) Percent Recommended Energy Intakes/Recommended Nutrient Intakes (%REI/RNI) as the new dietary standard for all prepackaged processed foods. This move repeals Bureau Circular No. 16 s. 2005, which previously adopted the 2002 Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intakes (RENI) as the dietary standard.
[Data updated] South Korea Health Functional Ingredient Recognition: Recap and Analysis Korean MFDS recognized 45 application cases of health functional ingredients in 2022, doubling that in 2021. Regarding functionality, joint health enhancement accounts for the most, followed by weight loss and skin health enhancement. What trend can be seen from these data? What shall enterprises do? ChemLinked suggestions are included in the last part of this article.
Anne Peng Food Consultant at Reach24H Consulting Group
Jerry Wang ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Lennie Tao ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Yilia Ye ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Sep 2023
Fi Asia Thailand QSNCC, Bangkok, Thailand
Jul 2023
Food & Drinks Malaysia 2023 by SIAL MITEC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jun 2023
The 22nd Children Baby and Maternity Products Industry Expo (CBME) National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) 333 Songze Avenue, Qingpu District, Shanghai
Jun 2023
Healthplex Expo 2023 / Natural & Nutraceutical Products China 2023 National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai)