Japan Introduces Updated Standards for Food Additives
Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) recently issued Notice No. 29, announcing updates to certain provisions in the Japan's Specifications and Standards for Food Additives. The notice declares updates including various aspects such as testing and experimental requirements for food additives, ingredient specifications for additive ingredients, storage requirement, as well as requirements for manufacturing and usage. To facilitate enterprises’ better adaption to the new rules, MHLW has granted them a one-year transition period.
China Consults on Filing Requirements for Health Food Added with Ginseng, American Ginseng, and Lingzhi
China SAMR announced to solicit public comments on the draft of Technical Requirements for Health Food Filing Using Health Food Ingredients Including Ginseng, American Ginseng, and Lingzhi. The draft specifies the filing requirements for health food products added with the three ingredients, mainly covering five aspects including auxiliary materials, product dosage forms, product processing, product technical requirements, and other requirements.