China Updates the Requirements for Imported Foods without Comparable Chinese National Food Safety Standards

  •   6 Jun 2017
  •    Rachel Shen
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  • The requirements for imported foods without comparable Chinese national food safety standards have been updated, which includes the detailed requirements for application materials and the corresponding examination procedure.

On Jun. 1, 2017, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) updated detailed requirements for imported foods without comparable Chinese national food safety standards based on the NHPFC Announcement released recently (see relevant CL news report from here), which mainly includes the requirements for application materials and the corresponding examination procedure.

It is stressed in the new regulation that imported foods made of new food raw materials, new food additives and new food-related products should not be classified as imported foods without comparable Chinese national food safety standards.

The application materials should include:

  • Application form;
  • Supporting documentation proving production and trade in overseas market issued by relevant competent authorities, such as certificate of free sale;
  • Standards and regulations related to food safety of relevant country (district) or international standards;
  • Supporting documentation and clear rationale for relevant standards and regulations
  • Product (sample) picture, product label used in the exporting country (district) and the product label planned to be used in China;
  • One unopened sample with minimum package size or 30g of product sample;
  • Other materials favorable for the examination

Examination procedures for foods without comparable food safety standards:

Reference link

China CFSA Announcement

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