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China’s Meal Replacement Market: Market Overview and Regulatory Compliance
Feb 09, 2020
Consumer purchasing preference of food products in China has been profoundly shaped by China’s shifting demographics, consumption upgrade, and demand for healthy foods.
China New Trademark Law Effective since Nov. 1, 2019
Nov 26, 2019
As revealed by No. 29 Presidential Decree issued in Apr. In 2019, China officially passed the amendment to “Trademark Law”. The new law became effective on Nov. 1, 2019.
Analysis on Japanese Beer Labelling
Nov 22, 2019
I would like to feature the labeling standards for beer while mentioning the definition of craft beer and pointing out its differences from the local beer.
Interpretation of Implementation Rules of Food Safety Law, 2019 – Impact on Administration of Special Food
Nov 05, 2019
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.
Capitalizing on General Food Nutrient Function Claims
Oct 15, 2019
Nutrient fortification claims and corresponding health claims (nutrient function claims) can also be used on general foods and does not require registration or filing. These rules are laid down in Chinese national standard GB 28050.
Regulatory Challenges Facing CBD as a Food Ingredient in China
Oct 14, 2019
CBD (cannabidiol), a substance extracted from cannabis has been attracting considerable attention from multinational food enterprises due to its potential applications in foods.
"Almond" Is Added to the List of Foods Recommended to Use Allergens Labeling and "Walnut" will be Changed from Recommended to Mandatory
Oct 08, 2019
On July 5, 2019, at the Cabinet Office Consumer Commission Food Labeling Section Meeting, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) announced that "Almond has been added to the list of foods recommended to use allergen labeling" and "Walnut has been designated as a food subject to mandatory labeling".
Interpretation of the “Carry-over Principle” in GB 2760
Sep 20, 2019
The term “carry-over” in the context of food regulation in China, can be understood as the unintentional presence of a food additive in a final product usually attributable to the usage of this food additive as a raw material during an upstream processing step.
Regulation & Standard
A Guide to Pet Food Labeling in China: 1. The Essentials for Label Preparing
Sep 19, 2019
To help pet food companies navigate the transition into upcoming labeling requirements, this two-installment article will introduce essentials of pet food labeling and offer practical advice on how to correctly use product claims while displaying their market competitiveness.
Pregnancy Nutrition Market Offers Untapped Potential
Sep 17, 2019
Imported pregnancy nutritional products have gained a lot of traction amongst Chinese women of childbearing age. Compared to the online market, the offline market of pregnancy nutritional products is not well-developed and offers great room for expansion and investment.
Paul O Brien
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