1. Home
  2. News

State Council Announces Major Food Safety Tasks 2019

  •   17 Jun 2019
  •    Lennie Tao
  •   1059  Views
  •   Post a comment

    Takehome:

    • SAMR will push forward health food filing and registration reform this year.
    • Registration management of infant formula recipes and foods for special medical purpose will be optimized.

    As revealed by SAMR notification [1] on June 14th, the Food Safety Commission of the State Council released the major food safety tasks 2019, fulfilling the requirements raised in Opinions of the Central Committee of the CPC and the State Council on Deepening the Reform and Strengthening Food Safety [2]. Details are as follows.

    Main Content

    • NHC will revise and formulate a batch of basic standards, product standards and corresponding examination methods to align with the urgent industry development demands and supervision requirements. MOA is responsible for devising 1000 pesticide residue standards, 100 veterinary drugs residue standards, etc.

    • Authorities shall carry out the instructions detailed in the Promotion Action Plan of Domestic Infant Formula Milk Powder (read ChemLinked news [3] for more info about this promotion plan). This will include encouraging dairy manufacturers to develop milk source bases. SAMR will launch a new round of inspection on IF manufacturers' quality control system.

    • The reform and rectification campaign targeting the health food industry will continue. SAMR will intensify its effort to crack down on fraud, spurious claims, false advertising and pyramid marketing. In addition, SAMR will run educational programs for the elderly to teach them about fraudulent products etc.

    • GAC, SAMR along with other ministries will advance the credit system for both importers and exporters. Enterprises with a severely bad credit history will be punished.

    • Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Security along with SAMR and other authorities will crack down on food safety criminals. The statutory representative, actual controller, and the principal of enterprises will be subject to severe penalties in cases of severe violations including the potential of being forbidden to engage in food business for life.

    • SAMR will increase spot checking of pesticide/veterinary drug residue, microorganism contamination, heavy metal residue, biotoxin, organic contaminants, etc.

    • Reform of health food filing and registration will be advanced. Infant formula recipe and FSMP registration will be optimized.

    Reference Link

    [1] SAMR Notification
    [2] Opinions of the Central Committee of the CPC and the State Council on Deepening the Reform and Strengthening Food Safety
    [3] The Promotion Action Plan of Domestic Infant Formula Milk Powder
     

    Share this:

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    ChemLinked Editor

    Lennie has broad experience in the food sector, especially in dairy products and health food.

    COPYRIGHT: You may circulate web links to the web and contents, but they are intended for your personal, non-commercial use only. For other use of any materials, you can contact with cleditor@reach24h.com to seek consent. Find out more about our copyright policy here.
    CORRECTIONS: we do our best to provide you with accurate information. However sometimes errors slip under the radar. If you notice any errors contact us on: cleditor@reach24h.com
    Content sharing or co-authoring: just send messages to our editor team.

    Comments


    Thanks for Lennie's sharing. Would you please share with me the reference for "SAMR will increase spot checking of pesticide/veterinary drug residue, microorganism contamination, heavy metal residue, biotoxin, organic contaminants, etc."? Regards, Selina
    Tuesday, 18 June 2019
    Hi, Selina, here's the link: http://gkml.samr.gov.cn/nsjg/spxts/201906/t20190614_302403.html. As for the spot checking of pesticide residue, etc, please go to the 15th point.
    Tuesday, 18 June 2019