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Will Plant-based Milk Continue to Shine in China’s Beverage Market After pricing its IPO at $17 a share, turning the Swedish plant-based milk giant into a $10 billion brand, on May 20, 2021, oat milk maker Oatly made its market debut. Oatly’s success mirrored the prosperity of the Chinese plant-based milk market. However, beneath the booming plant-based milk industry, there are some underlying challenges.
South Korea Consults on Health Functional Food Code MFDS consulted on two drafts of the Health Functional Food Code. The drafts propose to add new precautions for the intake of eight functional ingredients and modify the testing methods.
China Proposes to Add “Best Before Date” on the Package of Low Temperature Milk According to the SAMR announcement, China proposes to add best before date on the label of low temperature milk having short shelf life.
Asia Pacific Food Regulation Dynamics | May 2021 In May 2021, China fined Abbott for the violation of adding vanillin in stage 1 infant formula. South Korea consulted on the regulation on the inspection of imported food and imported health functional food. Japan approved new countries/regions for meat import. Singapore proposed to approve the use of 2’-FL in infant formula. Thailand released National Standard for Solid Herbal Tea. Malaysia revised the MRL of propiconazole in food.
Japan Approves New Countries/Regions for Meat Import Only meat products imported from countries, regions, or facilities designated by Japan MHLW can be sold in Japan from June 1, 2021. On May 26, 36 countries/regions newly granted meat exportation approval to Japan.
China Consulted on 23 GB Standards, Involving Food Contact Materials and Articles On June. 2, 2021, China NHC opened 22 GB standards and 1 modification list for public feedback. Any comment shall be sent back prior to July. 20, 2021 online (
Hesong Wang China Health Care Association
Yilia Ye ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Lennie Tao ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Anne Peng Food Consultant at Reach24H Consulting Group
Jun 2021
Food & Beverage Innovation Forum 2021 (FBIF2021) Hangzhou International Expo Center
Jun 2021
Hi & Fi Asia-China 2021 National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)
Jun 2021
ChemLinked Food Digital Week Virtual Event (Online)