- One of the hotly debated issues in this China’s 2017 national consumer rights day was the revelation that banned food products allegedly produced in irradiated areas of Japan were being sold in China. While the products in question have had sales suspended, this incident has underscored concerns
- China is the largest market for online trade around the world. Benefiting from Chinese government’s policies, online trade value is increasing dramatically year by year and may reach 10 trillion USD by the end of 2016. Previously, foods exported to China had to go through a long-winded and complete
- On Nov. 16, 2016, China CFDA released the finalized version of two supplementary documents for infant formula recipe registration. Compared to the draft versions, the trial versions have deleted some impractical elements and simplified the compilation of registration dossiers.
- Chinese authorities are developing a unified information system to facilitate customs clearance, inspection and quarantine for products imported via CBEC channel. Significant regulatory changes are in the pipeline and when finalized will see CBEC regulatory requirements aligned with general trade
- 40 important administrative measures and regulations and their supplementary rules covering the food safety issues were issued during 2015 and 2016, which now form the framework of the new Chinese food safety legislation system.
- On 19th October, the State Council released the revised draft of Implementation Rules of Food Safety Law (hereafter called Implementation Rules) for public consultation. The revised draft of Implementation Rules of Food Safety Law further detail the requirements laid out in the articles of the Food
- The new Food Safety Law reclassified FSMP as kind of special food, combining with China’s large senescent demographic and the inherent cultural appreciation for the role of nutrition in health provides fertile ground for future growth in this industry. China is the first country that officially
- China will develop a new food contact regulation system that will focus on risk control of raw materials, processing, storage, transportation and final products. The new food contact material regulatory framework is built on the legal basis of the “Food Safety Law” and 4 categories of national
- Health food and foods for special medical purpose (FSMP) are both regulated as special food in China in accordance with the new Food Safety Law. As two important food categories of special food, their major differences are compared in the aspects of targeted consumption groups, raw materials,
- The 2009 version of China’s Food Safety Law introduced the concept of National Food Safety Standard (NFSS) for the first time, aiming at building a unified and comprehensive standard system to regulate foods in China. This type of standard is compulsory and implemented at the national level. The