Approved Infant Formula in August, 2019 by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

The detailed approval list of infant formula in August, 2019:

 Global Foodmate summarised the published information of approved Infant Formula in August, 2019, involving 16 formulation alteration from 4 companies and 15 newly registration from 2 companies.

  1. Infant Formula Registration Information (August 6, 2019)

  2. Infant Formula Registration Information (August 16, 2019)

  3. Infant Formula Registration Information (August 29, 2019)

  4. Infant Formula Registration Information (August 30, 2019)

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Approved FSMP in August, 2019 by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

Global Foodmate summarised the published information of approved FSMP in August, 2019, involving 2 formulas from 2 companies, all of which were domestic,  for your reference. 
The detailed approval list of Food for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) in August, 2019:

  1. FSMP Registration Information (August 6, 2019)

  2. FSMP Registration Information (August 23, 2019)

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Guide to Labelling Warnings for Health Foods by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On August 20, 2019, in order to make consumers more easily to distinguish health foods from common foods and medicines, the State Administration for Market Regulation issued the announcement on Guide to Labelling Warnings for Health Foods, which will be implemented on January 1, 2020.

Guide to Labelling Warnings for Health Foods

1.Warnings

Warning area and warning phrases shall be set on the label of health foods. The warning area shall be located on the main display layout of the smallest sales package (or container) and should occupy no less than 20% of the layout. Clear colour difference shall be presented between the text in the warning area and the background of the warning area. Warning phrases shall be printed in bold type and include the following:

Health foods are not medicines, are not a substitute for medicines to treat diseases.

When the surface area of the main display layout is more than or equal to 100 cm2, the font height of the warning phrases shall not be less than 6.0 mm. When the surface area of the main display layout is less than 100 cm2, the minimum font height shall be changed according to the abovementioned proportion.

2. Production date and shelf life

Health food shall be clearly labelled with the production date and shelf life at a clearly visible position outside the product's smallest sales package (or container). If the date is marked in the form of “see XX part of the package”, the specific part of the package should be accurately described.

2.1. The colour the labelled date shall be distinguished from the background colour, and be easy to identify, except for the one using laser etch. There shall be no paste-over, supplement, or amendment to the declared date.

2.2. For the multi-packaged health food, the production date of the product shall be the completion time of the inner packaging in direct contact with the food. 

2.3. When a single-packed food contains several food units, the production date and shelf life of each individual food shall be marked on the outer package. 

2.4. Dates shall be marked in the order of year, month, and day.

2.5. The shelf life shall be described by the means of “shelf life to XXXX (year) XX (month) XX (day)”.

3. Complaint hotline

Health foods shall be labelled with complaint hotline number and the service time. The font of ‘complaint hotline’ shall be the same as the font of "health function".

The health food production and operation enterprisers shall guarantee to receive and handle consumer complaints during the promised service time, and shall keep the record of relevant complaint issues for at least 2 years.

4. Consumption tips

Consumption tips of health foods shall be presented at an obvious place on the stores or online platform, etc. The food consumption tips template is as follows:    

Health food consumption tips

1. Health foods are foods, not medicines, not a substitute for medicines to treat diseases.

2. When buying health foods, please recognise the sign of health food (blue hat) on the product package and the approval number of the health food. Choose product according to its function and suitable population and consume the product following the guidance of labels and instructions. Health food registration information can be found on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

3. Purchase health foods in regular shopping malls, supermarkets, pharmacies, etc., and ask for invoices or receipt.

4. If consumers have doubts about the quality and safety of the purchased health food, or find out that there are illegal propaganda and other illegal acts, please report it to the local Administration for Market Regulation in a timely manner, or call the complaint hotline: 12315.

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Global Dairy Top 20, 2019-Chinese company Yili & Mengniu on the list by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

Recently, Rabobank published its annual Global Dairy Top 20 report, indicating the top three companies unchanged (although the gap between numbers one and two continues to narrow). For the third year in a row, there are no new entrants in the list, due to a lack of elephant deals over the past 18 months.

Among which, two Chinese dairy companies are on the list, Yili on the 8th and Mengniu on the 10th postiion. 
"Yili leapfrogs Saputo and moves into eighth place, with sales up 13.4% YOY in US dollar terms, while its second large acquisition in New Zealand, Westland Milk, is still pending. Yili also acquired a Thai ice cream brand and teamed up with a biotech company to develop new, innovative IMF products"

"Increasingly fierce competition in the domestic market forces Chinese Yili and Mengniu to look overseas for growth. The premiumization strategy of the two Chinese players led to a combined sales growth of 15% YOY in 2018 in US dollar terms, compared to 9% in 2017."

"Mengniu recently announced a strategic partnership with Uruguayan dairy producer Conaprole for trading dairy products. In its home market, Mengniu will sell its majority stake in Junlebao, which operates more locally and focuses on mass market offerings."

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Notices of Import Approvals from GAC (July, 2019) by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

1. GAC approved the import of Wheat from Lithuania

The General Administration of Customs issued an announcement to allow Lithuanian wheat ([2019] No.118) that meet the required requirements to be imported into China since July 15, 2019. Related inspection and quarantine requirements can be found on the website of GAC or contact us for consultation.

2. GAC approved the import of Sunflower Seed Meal from Bulgaria

The General Administration of Customs issued an announcement to allow Bulgarian sunflower seed meal ([2019] No.119) that meet the required requirements to be imported into China since July 4, 2019. Related inspection and quarantine requirements can be found on the website of GAC or contact us for consultation.

3. GAC approved the import of Quinoa from Peru

The General Administration of Customs issued an announcement to allow Peruvian quinoa ([2019] No.120) that meet the required requirements to be imported into China since July 16, 2019. Related inspection and quarantine requirements can be found on the website of GAC or contact us for consultation.

4. GAC approved the import of Soybean and Barley from Russia, expanded the allowed production areas of imported wheat in Russia

The General Administration of Customs issued several announcements relating to Russia, to allow wheat from Kurgan Oblast, Russia ([2019] No.123) that meet the required requirements to be imported into China since July 25, 2019. GAC also allowed Soybean from all parts of Russia ([2019] No.124) and Barley from Russia ([2019] No.126) that meet the required requirements to be imported into China since July 25 and July 29, respectively.

Related inspection and quarantine requirements can be found on the website of GAC or contact us for consultation.

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【Free Webinar】Introduction of Laws & Regulations and Standards on Food Labelling in China by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

The compliance of food labelling reflects a company’s good management of food quality and safety. Non-compliant food label is one of the main rejection reasons by Chinese custom and is the favourite target of food fraud fighters. Every pre-packaged food sold in China must have a label in Chinese. Some companies might wonder “Why is there still complaint against my label even though I was very carefully when designing?” or "What else regulations and standards shall I pay attention to, besides GB 7718 and its Q&As, GB 28050 and its Q&As?

Therefore, this webinar will share the basic knowledge on laws & regulations and standards on food labelling in China. This webinar was prepared by Global Foodmate, your reliable regulatory advisor in China.

Option 1: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 20:00-20:30 (GMT+8)

Option 2: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10:00-10:30 (GMT+8)

【Main Content】

1. The definition of food label and the importance of labelling

2. Laws and regulations on food labelling, including the general laws & regulations, regulations for specific foods, reply letters from authorities on food labelling, etc.

3. Standards on food labelling, including the general standards (e.g., GB 7718, GB 28050, GB 13432), product standards and standards of food-related products, etc.

【Speaker】 Yuting Sun, MSc Food Science

Yuting Sun is Overseas Project Manager of Global Foodmate, which is the leading Chinese regulatory consulting company in food industry. She completed her undergraduate work at China Agricultural University and her graduate degree at University of Helsinki, Finland. She is experienced in food import & export regulations, food market access requirements and Sino-foreign cooperation.

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Approved FSMP in July, 2019 by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

Core Tip: On July, 2019, National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) announced 2 batches of the information on the registration of Food for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) (approved), respectively on July 1 and July 5.

Global Foodmate summarised the published information of approved FSMP in July, 2019, involving 5 formulas from 3 companies, all of which were manufactured from overseas, for your reference. 

Among which, Maeil Dairy became the first Korean company who obtains the FSMP registration certificate.

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China Opens Dairy Market to Brazil by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On July 24, Argentinian media reported that after 23 years of negotiations, the Chinese dairy market was opened to Brazil, and 24 Brazilian companies were approved to export dairy products (excluding infant formula) to China (list was shown below), products including milk powder, cheese, butter, condensed milk, etc. 

According to the report, China is the world's largest importer of dairy products, mainly imported from New Zealand, the United States, France, Australia and other countries. Brazil's annual dairy production is 32.1 million tons, accounting for 7% of the world's total dairy production. The report pointed out that Brazil plans to increase the production of cheese and milk powder in order to adapt to the market size of China.

Source: Business and Economic Cooperation in Argentina

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Unqualified Imported Foods & Cosmetics in June, 2019 by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

Unqualified foods came from 21 countries or regions (Japan was the Top 1 with 12 unqualified batches), involving 16 categories. Seafood and aquatic products, beverages, sugars were the major unqualified food categories.

The foods refused for entry did not comply with China’s laws and regulations. The main reasons of rejection were: excessive use of food additives, unqualified quality and lack of inspection and quarantine approval.

Unqualified cosmetics came from Italy, Syria and Switzerland, which were skin care cosmetics, beauty cosmetics and other cosmetics. The rejection reason was inconsistent goods with documents and unqualified certification.

The above mentioned unqualified foods and cosmetics had been returned or destroyed at ports, according to GAC.

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Evolution of Health Food Registration and Filing Number Format by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

(1) On March, 1996, the former Ministry of Health issued Administrative Measures on Health Food. According to the measures,

* the registration number format for approved domestic health food is 卫食健字 (4 digital numbers indicating year) + the serial number

** the registration number format for approved imported health food is 卫食健进字 (4 digital numbers indicating year) + the serial number, or 卫进食健字 (4 digital numbers indicating year) + the serial number

(2) On April, 2005, the former CFDA issued Administrative Measures on Health Food Registration (Trial). According to the measures,

* the registration number format for approved domestic health food is 国食健字G+ 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 4 serial numbers

** the registration number format for approved imported health food is 国食健字J + 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 4 serial numbers

Capital letter G and J represent domestic and imported, respectively.

(3) On July, 2016, the former CFDA issued Administrative Measures on Health Food Registration and Filing. According to the measures,

* the registration number format for approved domestic health food is 国食健注G+ 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 4 serial numbers

** the registration number format for approved imported health food is 国食健注J + 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 4 serial numbers

*** the filing number format for approved domestic health food is 食健备G + 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 2 digital numbers (indicating province) + 6 serial numbers

**** the filing number format for approved imported health food is 食健备J + 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 00 + 6 serial numbers

Capital letter G and J represent domestic and imported, respectively.

Source: China Nutrition and Health Food Association

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Notices of Import Approvals from GAC by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

GAC approved the import of Shelled Peanuts from Sudan

On June 25, 2019, the General Administration of Customs issued an announcement to allow Sudanese shelled peanuts ([2019] No.104) that meet the required requirements to be imported into China. Related inspection and quarantine requirements can be found on the website of GAC or contact us for consultation.

GAC approved the import of Wheat Flour from Kyrgyzstan

On July 3, 2019, the General Administration of Customs issued an announcement to allow Kyrgyz wheat flour ([2019] No.109) that meet the required requirements to be imported into China. Related inspection and quarantine requirements can be found on the website of GAC or contact us for consultation.

GAC approved the import of Pistachio from Turkey

On July 5, 2019, the General Administration of Customs issued an announcement to allow Turkish pistachio ([2019] No.110) that meet the required requirements to be imported into China. Related inspection and quarantine requirements can be found on the website of GAC or contact us for consultation.

GAC approved the import of Watermelons from Laos

On July 5, 2019, the General Administration of Customs issued an announcement to allow Laotian watermelons ([2019] No.111) that meet the required requirements to be imported into China. Related inspection and quarantine requirements can be found on the website of GAC or contact us for consultation.

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Interpretation | Administrative measures on Product Formulation Registration of Infant Formula Milk Powder (Draft for comment 2019) by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On June 26, 2019, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) solicited public opinions on Administrative measures on Product Formulation Registration of Infant Formula Milk Powder (Draft). The deadline for solicitation is July 25, 2019.

The current measures was enforced on October 1, 2016, so, what are the differences between the draft version and the current version? Global Foodmate summarised few key points, for your reference.

The production, sales and import of infant formula are subjected to the measures, as always.

More Stringent Registration

1.  The applicant is required to have acomplete production process, otherwise, it is a sub-packaging behavior, which does notmeet the requirements of applicants for infant formula registration.

2.  7 Situations of registration rejection: 

a. The applicant does not have the R&D capability, production capacity or inspection capability that is corresponding to the applied infant formula;

b. The application materials for registration do not support the scientific, safety of the product or with insufficient basis; the content of the application materials is contradictory, untrue, doesnot comply with the laws and regulations and the national food safety standards; the supplementary materials are not submitted within the deadline orthe supplementary material submitted does not meet the requirements;

c. The applicant cannot confirm the on-site inspection within the deadline, refuses or does not cooperate with the on-site verification; the on-site verification indicates that the application materials are incorrect, inconsistent, cannot be traced back or with major defects; the rectification is not completed on time;

d. The applicant refuses or does not cooperate with the sampling test; the product inspection is unqualified; the test result demonstrates that the measurement method is unscientific and cannotbe reproduced;

e. There is no significant difference in product formulation between the formula applied for registration and the formula of the same stage of the same enterprise;

f. The applicant that is listed in the List of Enterprises with Serious Illegal and Dishonest Acts;

g. Other situations

3. Refine the prohibition requirements on labels and instructions and clarify the source of raw milk. Using of the image of infants and women,the term of ‘human breast milk’ or similar terms are prohibited.

4. Clarify the requirement of materials for formulation alteration, including the demonstration report of formulation alteration (which is not mentioned in current version).

More Strict Punishment

1. Applicants listed in the List of Enterprises with Serious Illegal and Dishonest Acts shall be rejected for registration; 

2. Further regulate the action of copying, reselling, leasing, lending, and transferring infant formula registration certificates and increase the penalty to 10,000 RMB-30,000 RMB

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China Ban All Exports of Canadian Meat to China by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

Chinese Embassy Spokesperson's Remarks

 

Q: Some Canadian media reported that China will temporarily ban all exports of Canadian meat to China starting today, is it true and accurate?

 

A: Recently, the Chinese Customs authorities have inspected ractopamine residues in a batch of pork products exported from Canada to China. Therefore, the Chinese side has immediately suspended the import of pork products from the relevant enterprises and required the Canadian side to carry out investigation. The subsequent investigation revealed that the official veterinary health certificates attached to the batch of pork exported to China were counterfeit and the number of those forgery certificates was up to 188. The Canadian side believes that this incident is criminal offence.

 

These forged certificates were sent to the Chinese regulatory authorities through Canadian official certificate notification channel, which reflects that the Canadian meat export supervision system exists obvious safety loopholes. In order to protect the safety of Chinese consumers, China has taken urgent preventive measures and requested the Canadian government to suspend the issuance of certificates for meat exported to China since June 25.

 

We hope the Canadian side would attach great importance to this incident, complete the investigation as soon as possible and take effective measures to ensure the safety of food exported to China in a more responsible manner.

 

Source: Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Canada

 

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2019 Special Action Plan on Supervision of Online Market by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On June 20, 2019, in order to implement the arrangements of the Party Central Committee, to further fulfill the E-commerce Law and to supervise the networking business practices, a notice on '2019 Special Action Plan on Supervision of online Market’ was jointly issued by 8 ministries, including State Administration for Market Regulation, National Development and Reform Commission, General Administration of Customs, etc.

The special action will be carried out by several departments from June to November this year.

Key tasks are as follows:

►Standardise the qualifications of E-commerce entities to create a good market access environment.

►Strictly crack down on online selling of counterfeit products, unsafe foods and counterfeit drugs to create a safe environment for consumption. Strengthen the inspection of foods and beverages and the supervision of online catering services.

►Strictly crack down on unfair competition to create a fair competitive environment. Investigate and impose severe penalties on the violations of the promotion of infant formula.

►Regulate the internet advertising to create a good advertising environment. Seriously crack down on false propaganda of food and health food.

►Strictly regulate the Haitao and cross-border e-commerce trading.

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The Action Plan for Promoting Domestic Infant Formula Milk Powder by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

Recently, in order to implement the arrangements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, to further improve the quality, competitiveness and reputation of domestically produced infant formula milk powder, a notice on The Action Plan for Promoting Domestic Infant Formula Milk Powder (hereinafter referred to as the PLAN) was jointly issued by 7 ministries, including National Development and Reform Commission, National Health Commission and Ministry of Commerce.

Among which, clauses about imported infant formula and cross-border e-commerce channel are as follows:

Ø  Strengthen the registration management of overseas infant formula milk powder manufacturers;

Ø  Strictly implement the filing system and sales record system for import agents;

Ø  Strictly prohibit the action of importing bulk infant formula and conducting the domestic packaging, strictly prohibit the import of infant formula milk powder without approval of formulation registration;

Ø  For infant formula milk powder imported via cross-border e-commerce channel, cross-border e-commerce enterprises shall take the main responsibility of product quality and safety. Cross-border e-commerce enterprises shall establish a product quality and safety risk prevention and control system and establish a complete logistics and trace system.

Global Foodmate also has summarised few other key points about the PLAN: 

l  Implement the “Quality improvement, Industrial upgrading, brand cultivation" action plan for domestic infant formula, steadily increase the production of domestic infant formula, to better meet the growing domestic demand and to achieve the self-sufficiency rate of infant formula at more than 60%;

l  Improve the sampling system, strictly crack down on illegal addition of non-edible substances, excessive use of food additives, label falsification and the false and exaggerated content in labels;

l  Strictly crack down on all kinds of false propaganda, prohibit advertising dairy products for infants that claim to replace breast milk in whole or in part in public media or public places, prohibit advertising infant formulas that are for 0-12 months old infants;

l  Strictly implement the Rules for the Examination of Production Approval of Infant Formula Milk Powder, strictly exam the production approval for infant formula milk powder;

l  Promote mergers and acquisitions, encourage fair competition between domestic and foreign enterprises, support domestic enterprises to acquire and build raw milk bases abroad to reduce the costs of raw material.

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GAC | Unqualified Imported Foods & Cosmetics in May, 2019 by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

According to the monthly notice of unqualified foods and cosmetics by GAC, 82 batches of imported foods and 2 batches of imported cosmetics were found unqualified and refused for entry in May, 2019.

Unqualified foods came from 19 countries or regions (Taiwan, Czech Republic and France were Top 3), involving 14 categories. Grans & cereals and their products, beverages, pastries and biscuits were the major unqualified food categories.

The foods refused for entry did not comply with China’s laws and regulations. The main reasons of rejection were: unqualified quality, microbial contamination and lack of inspection and quarantine approval.

Unqualified cosmetics came from Italy, which were skin care cosmetics. The rejection reason was inconsistent goods and documents.

The above mentioned unqualified foods and cosmetics had been returned or destroyed at ports, according to GAC.

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What Risk Will Have with "No Sucrose" or "No Added Sucrose" in China? by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

There are many products on the market that want to promote "no sucrose" or "no added sucrose." It is considered that such claims are more likely to be favored by consumers. Are there any regulations for “no sucrose” or “no added sucrose” in Chinese food labels? What are the risks?

Many products that want to make this claim are generally the following: If the product does not contain sucrose, can it be declared "no sucrose" or "no added sucrose"? If there is no sucrose in the product ingredients, and the other ingredients added have natural sweetness/sugar, the sucrose in the product can be detected (the amount detected is very low), which can claim “no sucrose” or “no added sucrose” ?

(1) What are the relevant standards?

Q&A (General Regulations for Nutrition Labelling of Prepackaged Foods) (GB 28050-2011) Article 58: Content Claims: The content claims of this standard refer to claims that describe the level of energy or nutrients in foods, such as “ Contains terms such as "," "high," "low," or "none." The nutrients listed in Table C.1 of Appendix C can be claimed and should meet the requirements. “Sucrose” is not included in the nutrient range listed in Table C.1 of Appendix C, so it is not recommended to claim “no sucrose”. In addition, according to some popular science articles by domestic experts, it is claimed that no sugar is a concept of sugar-free, and it is not good for the brand image.

(2) Trends in national regulation: The new GB7718 consultation draft clearly stipulates that the pre-packaged food label must not use wordings such as “do not add” or “do not use” for all ingredients. If it is specified in other laws, regulations or national food safety standards, it shall be prescribed. Therefore it is not recommended to claim “no added sucrose”.

(3) Relevant litigation cases: There are many cases of counterfeiting in China that claim “no sugar” and “no added sugar”. The claim is a key concern of the counterfeiters. If it claims that there is a big risk, it will bring great Economic loss.

Regardless of whether the product contains no sucrose or the sucrose is 0, it is not recommended to declare “no sucrose” or “no sucrose added”. If you want to make some positive related claims, the proposal can claim "low sugar", provided that it meets the requirements of "low sugar" in GB 28050.

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Notice on the Public Consultation on the Proof of the Setting of Some Departmental Regulations and Normative documents by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

In order to implement the work arrangements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council on the reduction of certificates and convenience, and the optimization of services, according to the "Notice of the General Office of the State Council on the Cleanup of Proofs" (Guo Ban Fa [2018] No. 47) and the unified deployment of the Ministry of Justice On May 30, 2019, the General Administration of Market Supervision organized a comprehensive clean-up of the certification matters in the field of market supervision. It is proposed to cancel 32 items of certifications set by departmental regulations, and 72 items of certifications set by departmental normative documents. The society publicly solicits opinions. The deadline for comments is June 29, 2019.

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Announcement on Adjusting the Generic Name of Formula Food Products for Special Medical Uses (No. 26 of 2019) by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

Announcement of the State Administration of Market Regualtion on Adjusting the Generic Name of Formula Food Products for Special Medical Uses (No. 26 of 2019)

In order to further standardize the generic name of products for special medical use formulas, it is convenient for consumers to memorize and avoid misleading. On May 30, 2019, the State Administration of Market Regualtion issued an announcement on adjusting the generic name of formula food products for special medical uses. From the date of publication of the announcement, the applicant applies for the registration of special medical use formula food products according to the adjusted generic name, and the certificate and label redemption of the registered production enterprise and the application for registration (including the change application) Use the situation to explain.

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Notice of the State Administration of Market Regulation on "Measures for the Administration of Food Production Licenses (Draft)" by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

In order to implement the State Council’s work on the deployment of “distribution suits” and the “Notice of the State Council on the reform of “separation of licenses” in the country” (Guo Fa [2018] No. 35), in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China On May 28, 2019, the State Administration of Market Regulation revised and reviewed the "Food Production License Management Measures (Draft for Comment)", and is now open to the public for comments. The end date for comments is June 27, 2019.

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