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Genki Forest’s “Zero Sucrose” Claim: Legal Labeling or False Advertising?
Apr 14, 2021
Genki Forest (Yuanqisenlin) has become one of the most high-profile beverage brands in China in recent years. However, it was dragged into a public dispute these days.
China Reveals the Second Consultation Draft of GB 28050 General Rules for Nutrition Labeling of Prepackaged Food
Sep 03, 2020
On August 31, 2020, NHC opened the consultation drafts of 16 national standards for public feedback, including the draft of GB 28050 General Rules for Nutrition Labeling of Prepackaged food and 15 other standards involving food contact material, dairy products, beverage, etc.
Second draft of China Food Labeling Supervision Administrative Measures under Consultation
Jul 29, 2020
On Jul. 27, 2020, China SAMR opened the second draft of Food Labeling Supervision Administrative Measures for public feedback. Compared with the first draft issued in Nov. 2019, the latest version details the labeling requirements for special food, newly includes the labeling obligation for products using reconstituted milk as raw materials, and clarifies some regulation items.
Negative Content Claims on Clean-Label Products Likely to be prohibited in China
Apr 17, 2020
Simple Love is a Chinese yogurt brand which gained major traction amongst consumers because of its positioning as a “clean label” product which uses a simple formulation and is marketed using a strategy which highlights its “additives free” pedigree. However, some consumers are suspicious of the veracity of the additive-free claims。
SAMR Unveils the 2020 Legislation Program
Mar 27, 2020
On March 26, 2020, SAMR released its legislation program this year, covering the optimization of the business environment (e.g., Anti-Monopoly Law, Patent Law), market administrative measures, food safety supervision, etc.
China NHC Consults on GB 7718 General Standard for the Labeling of Prepackaged Foods and 12 Other National Food Safety Standards
Jan 02, 2020
On Dec. 31, 2019, China NHC opened 13 national food safety standards for public feedback, including GB 7718, GB 2761, GB 2762.
China Unveils Food Labeling Supervision Administrative Measures (Exposure Draft)
Nov 22, 2019
Under the proposed changes to labeling requirements articulated within the draft version of China’s Food Labeling Supervision Measures, foreign food manufacturers will be required to affix Chinese labels to all minimum sales packages before importation.
China Unveils Health Food Naming Guidelines 2019
Nov 18, 2019
The most important factor to consider when naming a health food is the accuracy of the name used and ensuring that each of the three identifiers matches corresponding regulations.
China Grants Grace Period for Pet Feed Labeling Regulation
Sep 04, 2019
China has extended a 6-months grace period to allow industry to prepare for compliance with new pet feed labeling regulations. The competent authority will carry out supervision based on the new pet feed labeling regulation from Mar. 1st, 2020.
SAMR Issues Health Food Disclaimer and Labelling Guidelines
Aug 21, 2019
On Aug. 20th, SAMR released Health Food Labeling Warning Language Guide, and it will come into force on Jan. 1st, 2020.
Updates of Consultation Drafts in China, 2018-2020
China Consults on Series of Health Food Related Documents, Involving Function Catalogue, Function Evaluation and Human Consumption Trial
Asia Pacific Food Regulation Dynamics 2020-2021
Asia Pacific Food Regulation Dynamics | March 2021
Newly Released Regulations & Standards, 2018-2020
China Releases Five Guidelines for Organic Foods Certification Sampling
China Unveils the New GB Standards for Infant Formula Milk Powder
China Approves 50 National Food Safety Standards and 4 Amendments, Cheese, Infant Formula and Maximum Levels of Contaminants Involved
China Approves 10 New Varieties of Food Additives and 6 New Varieties of Food Related Products
Japan JCII Embarks upon FCM Product Registration Service Starting from Apr. 1
South Korea Consults on the Packaging Material Requirements
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