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China to Institute Sweeping Changes to Health Food Regulatory Framework
Aug 20, 2019
China will allow any enterprise or individual to petition SAMR to append the Directory of Health Food Raw Materials and expand on the list of approved health food label functional claims. These measures will take effect on Oct. 1, 2019.
Regulation & Standard
RED Removed from App Store, Health Food’s UGC Marketing in Peril
Aug 13, 2019
A popular social commerce platform called Red has been suspended from Android stores. It is believed that a preponderance of spurious content related to health food and is to blame.
Health Foods Removed from Medicare Pharmacies in Some Chinese Cities
Aug 05, 2019
In cities across China, local governments have banned the sale of health foods and health related products in Medicare pharmacies. Under previous conditions health foods were reimbursable against social security checks or deducted as insurable items.
China’s Health Foods Market: What Makes it Attractive for Foreign Investors
Jul 30, 2019
A leading trend among Chinese consumers today is a growing awareness of healthy lifestyle habits and organic foods, which is consequently changing their purchasing behavior.
China Consults on Special Food Registration Onsite Inspection Requirements
Jul 19, 2019
As revealed by SAMR notice released on July 17th, 2019, SAMR is now soliciting public opinions on Onsite Inspection Work Procedures for Special Food Registration (For Trial).
Food for Special Medical Purposes
SAMR Details Pending Changes to Probiotic Health Food Examination Requirements
Jul 18, 2019
During the period from Mar. 20 to April 20, 2019, China's SAMR opened public consultation on Application and Evaluation of Probiotic Health Food (Consultation Draft) to solicit comments from the public.
Emerging Segments in China’s Health Food Market: Generation Z & Y
Jul 03, 2019
From June 19th to 21st, 2019, ‘The Tenth Healthplex Expo 2019’ was held in the National Convention and Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China. The main topics discussed during this expo revolved around natural products, nutraceuticals and health foods.
South Korea Consults on Health Functional Food Regulations
Jul 02, 2019
New functional claims for ginseng and hyaluronic acid have been added.
Overview of Health Food Market in Japan
Jun 30, 2019
SAMR Releases Standards for Physico-Chemical Assessment of Health Food (Draft)
Jun 18, 2019
Another fundamental document referenced by authorities during health food registration assessment titled “Standards for Hygienic Physical and Chemical Examination of Health Food” is currently undergoing public consultation. After the repeal of the previous standards, namely “Technical Standards for Testing & Assessment of Health Food”, health food registration application assessment by authorities has been on an unofficial hiatus.
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
Asia Pacific Food Regulation Dynamics | November 2020
Newly Released Regulations & Standards, 2018-2020
China Releases Five Guidelines for Organic Foods Certification Sampling
China Promulgates 2021 Tariff Plan, Reducing Rates for Special Infant Formula and Dairy Products
China Updates Raw Material Directory and Function Claims for Nutrient Supplements
South Korea Revises Food Code
Five Influences that China’s Promotion Action Plan of Dairy Quality and Safety will Bring Forth
New Draft of Overseas Food Manufacturer Registration Provisions Includes All Foods
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