- The inspection of health food in tablet form and nutrition supplements for pregnant and lactating women were newly added in the implementation rules 2019.
After the release of the China Food Safety Sampling Plan 2019 , enterprises are awaiting the corresponding implementation rules for this year. However, until now, we haven't seen relevant news on SAMR's official website indicating when details of the implementation would be published.
Recently, on its public consultation system, the Department of Food Safety Sampling Inspection clarified the issue stating that "only the Food Safety Sampling Plan 2019 will be publically available". This means that SAMR won't publicize the specific implementation rules.
However, at ChemLinked we were able to use one of our sources to provide us with detailed information on the 2019 version of implementation rules for food safety sampling inspection . The main revisions among 6 important food types are listed below:
- Main revisions compared to the 2018 version 
|Meat products||Prefabricated meat products|
To fermented meat: arsenic, dehydroacetic acid
To dried meat: arsenic, Carmine
To smoked or roast meat: lead, cadmium, chromium, arsenic, etc.
|Dairy products||Liquid milk|
|Special dietary food||Infant cereals auxiliary food|
|Infant formula products||/|
- Analysis of the revision
As revealed by the sampling plan 2019, SAMR intends to target specific food categories including health food in tablet form and nutritional supplements for pregnant and lactating women.
Basically, compared to the 2018 version nothing important changed among the six food categories in the 2019 version. Most notable is the revisions of inspection metrics, indicators and sampling quantity to align with Inspection Objects and Items 2019 . The deletion of certain inspection indicators may be related to their low disqualification rate in past years and their low risk.
 China Food Safety Sampling Plan 2019
 Implementation Rules for the Sample Inspection of National Food Safety (2019)
 Rules for the Sample Inspection of National Food Safety (Edition 2018)