Interpretation of Implementation Rules of Food Safety Law, 2019 – Impact on Administration of Special Food

The State Council has included considerable detail in the Food Safety Law Implementation Rules on regulation of health food, infant formula and food for special medical purposes. Changes in the Rules reflect the major tasks and goals of the government in food safety, market supervision, education, regulation of ecommerce supply chains and random inspections.

Implementation Rules of Food Safety Law (English Version by ChemLinked) [1], published on Oct. 31, 2019, details the standards, business operation requirements and legal liability of the special food sector for the first time. Legal requirements and punitive measures for violations have been bolstered as articulated within chapter 9 of the rules which includes 12 provisions. Punitive measures will target legal representatives, principal persons in charge, directors and other responsible persons. They will face a fine of between 1 to 10x the amount of their income from the previous year. (Article 68, 69 and 75)

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Anne Peng
food compliance consultant
Expertise in Chinese food regulations and import issues and with insights into the market, especially in those sectors: dairy products, baby foods, beverages, health and nutrition foods.
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