- 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.
- When the food experts of REACH24H conduct compliance check of ingredients of imported food products, they often find some raw materials have no history of use in China. In addition, a large number of foods are rejected or destroyed at port due to illegal addition of ingredients.
- Under revised Food Safety Law, market access requirements for non-novel health foods will be greatly reduced. Once all the ingredients are already regulated under Chinese national Standards products will not require registration.
- The infant formula exported to China should be made by manufacturers which are approved by China CNCA. Updated till 10 Jul 2014, a total of 53 foreign infant formula manufacturers have got CNCA’s approval.
- China’s “Administrative Provisions on Filing of Importers and Exporters of Imported Foods” (AQSIQ Announcement No.55-2012) took effect from 1 Oct 2012 mainly for the purpose of acquiring the information on importers and exporters, sources and flows of imported foods and guaranteeing the