- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- As early as 2014, the growth in cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) in China attracted great attention from all sectors of the society as well as a lot of overseas enterprises who are targeting the Chinese market with the support of favorable policies made by the Chinese government.
- CFDA released the supplementary requirements for FSMP registration in China recently (see CL report on Apr. 19, 2016) to support of implementation of “Administrative Measures for Registration of Foods for Special Medical Purpose”. The supplementary requirements include the detailed explanation of
- Prior to exporting health food products to China, overseas manufacturers need to get pre-market approval of their products from CFDA. Under the current regulatory framework, a dual health food administrative system with separate requirements for health food registration and health food filing has
- In China, foods for special medical purpose (FSMP) are regulated as foods for special dietary uses. Before 2013 there was no national standard for FSMPs in China. In the past this kind of food could only be imported to China by being registered as a drug or health food. Under the new Food Safety
- 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
- 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
- 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.