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SAMR to Further Standardize Infant Formula Labeling Requirements As revealed by an official notice released on July 28, 2021, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has been collecting public comments on the new supervision requirements of infant formula milk powder product labeling.
China Approves 28 New Varieties of Food Additives and Food-related Products As revealed by a notice1 released on July 26, 2021, 9 new varieties of food additives and 19 new food-related products were approved by China’s National Health Commission (NHC).
Dairy Product Import Data and Import Rejection Data, H1 2021 China imported 129 thousand tonnes of infant formula in H1 2021, with an import value of USD 2.1 billion.
The Status Quo of FSMP Registration in 2021H1 15 foods for special medical purposes products (FSMP) obtained registration approval in 2021H1. All of them are produced by domestic enterprises. By the end of June 2021, 72 FSMP products were registered in China. FSMP for infants accounted for 50% of all. Among them, premature/low birth weight infant formula, lactose free formula and partially-hydrolyzed lactoprotein infant formula occupy the majority.
[Updated] Hong Kong Amends Harmful Substances in Food Regulation, Infant Formula and Baby Food Involved On June 11, 2021, based on the public comments received from the solicitation, Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) issued the "Harmful Substances in Food (Amendment) Regulation 2021" to strengthen the regulation of harmful substances such as industrially produced trans fats and mycotoxins in food.
[Updated] South Korea Releases New Packaging Material Requirements MOE proposed two drafts of the packaging material requirements. The “unable to recycle" label is newly proposed. The recycling symbol texts indicating the packaging material are revised. A new exemption situation of labeling “difficult to recycle” is brought out.
Hesong Wang China Health Care Association
Yilia Ye ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Lennie Tao ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Anne Peng Food Consultant at Reach24H Consulting Group
Jul 2021
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)