- April 27, 2015 saw the official release of the revised China Food Safety Law (FSL) after 2 years of legislative development. The new FSL contains 10 chapters consisting of 154 articles, 50 more than the previous one. Compared to the current law when promulgated the new food safety law will impose
- China has a huge demand for imported meat products mainly due to its growing population, urban expansion as well as the numerous food safety scandals that have occurred during the past several years. Importation of meat products in China has seen consistent year on year growth, and represents an
- The second draft of China’s food safety law was published by the State Council on 22 December, 2014, seeking public comments. Food regulatory experts from REACH24H offered a webinar titled “Requirements and Impacts on Imported Food in the Second Draft” on 15 January, 2014 and prepared this report
- China has great demand for imported meat and meat products, especially for beef and lamb. In Sep 2014, the Chinese authority formulated new policies and measures to stimulate the importation of meat products and meet the growing domestic demand.
- The Chinese health food industry is currently in a period of transition. The government has instituted a series of radical reforms and legislative changes that will affect the health food industry significantly.
- The establishment of Administrative Provisions on Nutrient Supplement (hereinafter Provisions) and Requirements of Application Dossiers (Hereinafter Requirements) can be regarded as the basis of notification scheme to be launched for nutrient supplements in future. The most important rules set out
- Data from China Customs suggests that growth in China’s wine trade has suffered significantly this year. In the first half of 2014, the volumes and price of imported wines dropped by 6.2% and 6.5% respectively compared to those of 2013. This year’s poor performance is sharply contrasted with the
- The current boom in the demand for organic products is the result of steady growth over the last decade. Chinese people care about physical health more than ever. The current trend has obviously lead to considerable interest in the market however the certification and corresponding registration
- Despite the fact that manganese will never be added to wines produced in any traditional wine making countries, its presence in wines is sometimes hard to avoid since certain regions have manganese rich soils.
- Aside from document filings with competent authorities, which is required for all imported food in China, imported tea requires lab testing before flowing into the market.