China’s New Food Safety Authority: Duties, Goals and Division of Labor


In March 2013, China realized largescale institutional reform, forming China’s first centralized and Ministerial level Food Safety Authority the CFDA. Just 5 years after on March 2018, China disbanded the CFDA and replaced it with a new regulatory authority named SAMR, which will have increased responsibilities and enforcement powers in addition to taking over responsibilities previously designated to the CFDA (read CL news here). As one of their first major policy plans, SAMR outlined their “3 stipulation scheme” which serves as their organizational blueprint outlining their function and responsibilities, organizational structure, departments and respective division of labor and general staffing breakdown.

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Yilia Ye
ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Yilia is head editor of Chemlinked food portal and also an experienced food regulation analyst at REACH24h Consulting Group. Her broad experience in the food sector in China has afforded her unique insight on key areas including CBEC, dairy products, infant formula and health food. She is recognized as a knowledgeable expert in food regulation sector and has delivered speeches in multiple industry conferences such as Dairy Asia Pacific Summit 2018.
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