New Pesticide Residue Limits established for 43 compounds by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

he National Health Commission, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the SAMR issued nine national food safety standards, including the National Food Safety Standard, the Maximum Residue Limits of 43 Pesticides such as Paraquat in Food (GB 2763.1-2018)

On June 21, 2018, the National Health Committee, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the SAMR issued the “Maximum Residue Limits of 43 Pesticides such as Paraquat in Foodstuffs for National Food Safety” (GB 2763.1-2018) and 8 pesticide residues. Quantitative testing methods for food safety national standards. It will be implemented on December 21, 2018.

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The General Administration of Customs issues a "Decision of the General Administration of Customs on Amending Certain Regulations" by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

The General Administration of Customs issued the "Decision of the General Administration of Customs on Amending Certain Rules and Regulations," which took effect on July 1, 2018. Among them, there are 82 regulations, including the Provisions on the Supervision and Administration of Food Hygiene at Frontier Ports and the Supervision and Administration Measures on the Inspection and Quarantine of Exit Fruits.

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National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center Releases Soluble Soybean Polysaccharides for New Food Additives by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

The National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center released comments on the requirement for soluble soybean polysaccharides, a new breed of food additives. It is intended to be used as an anti-caking agent in wet noodle products (such as noodles, dumplings, wontons, and burned wheat) with a maximum use of 5g/kg. The deadline for soliciting comments is June 27.

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The Primary Components Testing Method of Health Food Probiotics by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

In order to further clarify the requirements for the research, development and review of the testing methods for primary components of probiotic, the The National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center organized a special seminar to conduct research on relevant review issues. The relevant information is hereby released for reference when applying for registration of health foods.

Given that the current national standards and international standards for probiotic detection methods can basically meet the needs of probiotics for health food testing. At the same time, the national and international standards are stable, reproducible, and applicable, the primary testing method for probiotics and research data are not mandatory requirements. However, the test methods selected and confirmed by registered applicants should meet the following national or international standards:

(1) The test strains shall be probiotics in the current "List of Probiotics for Health Foods" and "List of Strains Suitable for Use in Foods". The test methods must adopt the methods specified in GB 4789.34 or GB 4789.35.

(2) Test strains are not included in the current "List of Health Probiotics for Probiotics" and "List of Strains for Use in Foods", and products whose detection methods cannot adopt the methods specified in GB 4789.34 or GB 4789.35 may be adopted by AOAC ( (Association Of Official Analytical Chemists) Microbiological Examination Method System, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Microbiological Examination Method System, IDF (International Dairy Federation) Microbiological Examination Method System, FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM), and ISO 16140 prescribed method.

(3) Test strains are not included in the current “List of Health Food Probiotic Strains’ and “the List of Strains that can be used for Food”, and products that use self-developed test methods should provide the basis for selection and determination of test methods.

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The National Health and Sanitation Commission issues letter on classification between foods and traditional Chinese medicines materials by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

n April 27, 2018, the National Health and Sanitation Commission issued a letter regarding the solicitation of the management advice on 9 kinds of substances such as Codonopsis that are both foods and traditional Chinese medicines materials. It is planned to administrate 9 kinds of substances such as Codonopsis, Cistanche, Dendrobium candidum, American ginseng, Astragalus, Ganoderma lucidum, Gastrodia elata, Hawthorn and Eucommia ulmoides in accordance with the quality of food substances. The deadline for soliciting comments is May 30, 2018.

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Announcement of State Administration for Market Regulation and China Drug Administration about doing a good job in food and drug supervision during the period of institutional reform by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On April 10th, 2018, State Administration for Market Regulation and China Drug Administration issued an announcement about food and drug supervision during the period of institutional reform, and the main contents were as follows: Before the announcement of the “three fixed” program of State Administration for Market Regulation and China Drug Administration, issues of review and approval, supervision and inspection, inspection and detection, inspection of law enforcement, complaints report and information disclosure regarding food, drug, medical apparatus and instruments, cosmetic, health food, infant formula milk powder and foods for special medical purpose undertaken by the original China Food and Drug Administration should be managed based on already existing provisions; Various reply, certificate and office-copy should follow the original format tentatively, and business seal, text format and handling procedures remain unchanged. After the institutional reform is in place, relevant matters will be informed separately.

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CFDA Issued an Announcement on Food and Health Food Products by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On April 2, 2018, CFDA issued an announcement on testing programs for special sampling and monitoring of food and health food products. In order to increase the intensity of sampling and monitoring of the key food products, the General Administration of the People’s Republic of China organized and formulated the “Special Sampling and Monitoring Work Program for Food and Health Food”. And carefully organize the implementation.

1 Sampling type

Health Food, Plant based protein beverage, and convenient food (including imported foods). health food includes Improve sleep, Assist to regulate blood sugar level, Assist to reduce blood fat, Assist to reduce blood pressure, Lose weight, Relieve physical fatigue, and Strengthen immunity referred to as the seven types of health products. Plant based protein beverages include soy milk beverage, soymilk, walnut (milk), almond, peanut, etc. and other plant based protein components containing beverages. Convenient food including instant noodles, and flavored noodles (spicy flavored noodles) etc..

2 Inspection items

The sampling focus on illegally added substances in health foods, identification of plant components and non-edible substances in plant based protein beverages, non-edible substances and food additives in convenient foods. See Table 1 for inspection items and test methods for health products.

3 Sampling quantity

A total of 2,595 batches samples were inspected, including 770 health food products, 770 plant based protein beverages, and 1055 convenient foods.

4 Progress schedule

All sampling and inspection work should be completed by April 30, 2018.

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NFHPC Issued an Announcement on Six New Varieties of Food-Related Products on 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane etc. by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On March 28,2018, according to the provisions of the "Food Safety Law," the review agency has organized experts to review and pass on the safety assessment materials for six new food-related products such as 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane.

1. New Additives Varieties in Food Contact Materials and Products:

Homopolymers of distillates (petroleum), C3-6, piperylene-rich (C5) and copolymers with one or more of the following: isobutylene (C4), styrene, and alpha-methylstyrene.

2. Additives for food Contact Materials and Products that Expanding the Range of Usage or Usage Scope

3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane

3. New Resin Varieties for food Contact Materials and Products

Polymer of adipic acid with isophthalic acid, maleic anhydride, 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol, 2,2-dihydroxymethyl butanol and dimethyl-2,6-naphthanlene dicarboxylate.

Polymer of isophthalic acid, maleic anhydride, phthalic anhydride, phosphoric acid, trimethylol propane and 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol.

Polymer of isophthalic acid and terephthalic acid, adipic acid, trimethylol propane, 2-methyl-

1,3-propanediol and ethylene glycol.

4. Resins for food Contact Materials and Products that Expand usage or usage

Polyvinyl chloride

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Xinhua News Agency was authorized to issue explanation of plan for institutional reform of the State Council by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On March 13,2018, State Councilor Wang Yong explained plan for institutional reform of the State Council on the 1st Session of the 13th National People's Congress. Plans regarding food supervision were as follows: China Food and Market Supervision and Administration would be established, State Administration for Industry & Commerce, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and China Food and Drug Administration (AQSIQ) would be canceled, and inspection and quarantine duties and team of AQSIQ were incorporated into General Administration of Customs. The final scheme should be approved by National People's Congress.

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China National Health and Family Planning Committee (NHFPC) Issued New Approved Food Additives by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On March 1, 2018, an announcement was issued by National Health and Family Planning Committee (NHFPC) about fructosyltransferase (also named β-fructosyltransferase) functioned as enzyme preparations for food industry and expending usage scope of 7 food additives, such as diglycerin fatty acid esters and others.

1.      New variety of enzyme preparations for food industry is fructosyl transferase (Also named β-fructosyl transferase) from Aspergillus oryzae. 

The quality of Fructosyl transferase/β-fructosyl transferase shall comply with the Enzyme Preparations for Food Industry National Standard (GB 1886.174-2016).

In addition the scope of 7 additives is expanded: Mono and Diglycerides, Dl-Tartaric Acid, Soluble Soybean Polysaccharide, Brilliant Blue, Phosphoric Acid, Lemon Yellow and Nisin.

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China 4 dairy national standards (draft) are being revised by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

Feb 20, 2018, China issued four new national standard drafts about raw milk, pasteurized milk, sterilized milk and method for examination of reconstituted milk.

The drafts have been greatly improved in the three key aspects including raw milk grading, processing technology specification and packaging identification of milk product.

1. Promote the raw milk grading system

The raw milk will be graded into excellent, good and qualified grade, which on the basis of protein and fat content as well as total bacterial count and somatic cell indicators as shown in Table 1.

In order to achieve the better division of milk resources, milk in different grades are applied to different kinds of dairy products. For example, high-quality milk can be made into more profitable pasteurized milk, the milk with relatively low quality can be made into cheese or milk powder products.

3. Packaging identification of milk product

It is stipulated in the new standard that the grade of raw milk used, process parameters and quality parameters can be clearly indicated on label, which is beneficial for Chinese consumers to identify different kinds of products and have a better option

It is indicated that China are narrowing the gap between international dairy standards, and to improve the dairy industry level by marketing demands as well as technical requirement. Besides, due to hot competition in China dairy market, it is believed that China domestic dairy product will grow much stronger and more competitive under the raw milk grading supervision system.

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Announcement of the General Administration about standardizing the identification of health food function claim (No. 23, 2018) by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On February 13, 2018, according to the relevant provisions that the health function claimed by the health food shall have a scientific basis in “Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China”, the relevant matters on the identification of health food function claim are announced as follows:

I. For the health food not evaluated by human consumption, the words “This product has been evaluated by animal experiment” shall be added before the health function claim indicated on the label instructions.

II. The health food production enterprises previously approved listing shall revise the label instructions according to the above-mentioned requirements when the label instructions are reprinted. By the end of 2020, all label instructions for health food shall be revised according to this requirement.

III. Since January 1, 2021, the enterprises which do not revise the label instructions according to the above-mentioned requirements, shall be investigated and treated according to the provisions of “Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China”.

IV. The specific evaluation technical requirements and identification of the health food evaluated by the human consumption shall be specified separately.

V. This announcement will be implemented from the date of promulgation.

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Solicited public opinions on new varieties of food additives including L-sodium malate, etc. by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On February 11, 2018, according to the provisions of the “Measures for the management of new varieties of food additives” and “Provisions on the declaration and acceptance of new varieties of food additives”, the application for new varieties of food additives including L-sodium malate, etc. has passed the technical review by the Expert Review Committee, and is now solicited public opinions.

New varieties of food additives include: L-sodium malate; new varieties of enzyme preparations used in the food industry are as follows: lipase; food additives expanding the usage amount and use scope are as follows: propylene glycol fatty acid ester, brilliant blue, lemon yellow, sunset yellow and carmine.

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General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine solicits opinions on the “Standards for the implementation of the quality supervision and inspection of food related products” by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

In order to strengthen the system construction of standards for the implementation of the quality supervision and inspection of food related products (hereinafter referred to as the supervision and inspection implementation standards), improve supervision and inspection technical support ability, the Product Quality Supervision Department under AQSIQ organized to draft “Standards for the implementation of the quality supervision and inspection of food related products”, involving 11 categories of 24 kinds of products, including plastic food related products of membrane bags, containers and tools, nipple products, food contact rubber materials and its products, food packaging paper products, disposable chopsticks, glass bottles, bottle products, metal material food contact products and commercial & industrial food processing equipment, tableware detergent, disinfectant in contact with food and other products. The main contents of the quality supervision and inspection implementation standard include the application scope, product classification, terms and definitions, enterprise scale division, inspection basis, sampling methods and rules, inspection requirements, judgment principles, objection handling, etc.. According to the relevant provisions of the “Measures of AQSIQ for administration of normative documents” and the “Management provisions on implementation standards for product quality supervision and inspection”, now solicit opinions on the “Standards for the implementation of the quality supervision and inspection of food related products” on the website of AQSIQ, and the deadline for publicity is on February 16, 2018.

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China Food and Drug Administration solicits opinions on the guidelines for two clinical trials of formula foods for special medical purposes by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

—Formula food for kidney diseases & muscular attenuation syndrome

In order to further standardize the clinical trial work of formula foods for special medical purposes, to make the clinical research results more scientific and reliable, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) issued a draft of the “Guidance for clinical trials of formula foods for special medical purposes for kidney diseases (exposure draft)” and the “Guidance for clinical trials of formula foods for special medical purposes for muscular attenuation syndrome (exposure draft)” in accordance with the “Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China”, “Measures for the administration of registration of formula foods for special medical purposes” and “Quality management practices of formula foods for special medical purposes (trial)”. Public opinions from related companies can be submitted to CFDA before February 9, 2018.

Guidance for clinical trial of formula foods for special medical purposes for kidney diseases is a general principle for reference that needs to be considered in clinical trial research of total nutrition formula foods for kidney disease. The main contents include the test purpose, subject selection, withdrawal and termination criteria, test sample requirements, test program design, observation indicators, result judgment, data statistics and management, etc. of clinical trial, to provide guidance for the design, implementation and evaluation of the clinical trial of full nutrition formula for kidney diseases.

Guidance for clinical trials of formula foods for special medical purposes for muscular attenuation syndrome is general principle for reference that needs to be considered in clinical trial research of total nutrition formula foods for muscular attenuation syndrome. The main contents include the test purpose, subject selection, withdrawal, elimination and termination standards, test sample requirements, test program design, observation indicators, result judgment, data statistics and management, etc. of clinical trial, to provide guidance for the design, implementation and evaluation of the clinical trial of full nutrition formula for muscular attenuation syndrome.

For more information refer to formula foods for special medical purposes please also see: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/china-food-drug-administration-issued-registration-list-rong-liu/

China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) issued food sampling and inspection plan for 2018 by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On January 4, 2018, CFDA issued the food safety sampling and inspection plan in the purpose of improving China food safety continuously. The plan is based on the “Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China” and “‘13th Five-Year’ national food safety plan”, combined with the actual food safety inspection work.

The plan indicates that 33 major food categories, 137 food species and 218 food subclasses will be covered. 1,350,500 batches will be sampled and inspected in 2018, at national level, provincial level as well as city level.

On the national level, big food enterprises with large market share will be sampled and inspected. Categories include infant formula food, dairy products, meat products, beverages, wines, edible agricultural products and other 30 categories. Besides the sampling and inspection of traditional distribution channels, imported food and food sold online will be also covered in the plan.

One the provincial level, food manufacturers and large catering enterprises with a provincial production license (district or city) will mainly be inspected and sampled. The intensity of sampling and inspection for small workshops, small vendors, small-sized enterprises will be increased appropriately.

On January 18, 2018, in order to further standardize the supervision and inspection work of food safety, the CFDA issued “Detailed rules for the implementation of the food safety sampling and inspection plan (2018 edition)”, which put forward unified requirements for the applicable scope, product species, inspection basis, sampling and inspection requirements, judgment principles and conclusion of the supervision and inspection of the 33 food categories.

Food classification shall be judged according to the basic standards of food classification system, when it is judged according to basic standards (GB2760, GB 2761, GB2762, GB2763, GB29921). For example, the determination of the contaminants of sesame shall be attributed to nuts and seeds. Food according to the food classification system of GB 2762; for another example, the determination of celery contaminants shall be attributed to stem vegetables according to the food classification system of GB 2762, while the determination of its pesticide residues items shall be attributed to leaf vegetables according to the food classification system of GB 2763.

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Letter notifying the “Measures for inspection, supervision and administration of import and export - prepackaged food labels” to WTO/TBT by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

To further optimize the inspection and supervision of import and export prepackaged food labels, to improve the efficiency of supervision and to make the custom clearance of products convenient, we organized to adjust the related content in the “Regulations for inspection, supervision and administration of import and export prepackaged food labels” (Announcement No. 27, 2012), and formulated the “Measures for inspection, supervision and administration of import and export prepackaged food labels” (see Attachment). Please notify it to WTO according to the prescribed procedures. The requirements of import and export for food labels of exporters and export manufacturers have been detailed in the revised draft. For importers, the requirements such as “The importers shall retain the label information of their imported foods for 2 years at least, and accept the supervision and sampling inspection on the labels of imported prepackaged foods carried out by the inspection and quarantine bodies.” has been added in the revised draft, which explains the storage period of import food labels information for importers and the acceptance of supervision and sampling inspection of related organizations.

There are no requirements stipulated for the industry and commerce business license of importers and dealers; such statement as “When the export prepackaged foods are subject to application for inspection, the specimen page of label and translation shall be provided and the declaration in conformity with the requirements stipulated in Paragraph 2, Article 3 of the Measures shall be submitted.” has been deleted in the requirements for import.

The relevant contents related to the letter of commitment of enterprise have been added in the revised draft, which shall include the following contents: 1. The import prepackaged foods have been affixed or printed with Chinese labels in consistent with the specimen page of Chinese label submitted for application, which comply with the provisions of laws and regulations in China and the requirements of national food safety standards; 2. The imported prepackaged foods shall be proactively recalled according to the provisions specified by Article 63 of “Food Safety Law” if the labels do not meet the provisions of laws and regulations in China and the requirements of national food safety standards.

In addition, the inspection for the import prepackaged food labels has been elaborated, the on-site inspection has been increased, and the release conditions for the foods unselected in the random inspection have been explained in the revised draft. The requirements for the importers when importing prepackaged foods again have been added, and the relevant demands of effectiveness and batches for the importers who are enforced with strict supervision has been made in this revised draft.

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China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment is soliciting opinions on the “National Food Safety Standard for uses of food additives” by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On 12 December 2017, the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment initiated the process to review the “National Food Safety Standard for uses of food additives” as is required by the formulation & amendment project of national food safety standards of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of 2016. To that purpose it has opened a public consultation to gather the public opionion.

The definition of food additives has been revised; nutritional fortification substances have been included among the food additives; the definition of INS and CNS has been modified; the categorization system has been modified; the inquiry mode of food additives in Annex A has been revised, Table A.2 in the original standard has been deleted, which has been integrated to Table A.1; the food additives functional category in Chapter 8 and the index of provisions for uses of food additives in Chapter 9 have been added in this amendment.

The dried vegetables (dehydrated potato powder only) and dried vegetable (dehydrated potato only) in Annex A have been modified to include cereal products (dehydrated potato product only) (food category number 06.04.02.02); and other coarse cereal products (frozen french fries, frozen potato cake, frozen mashed potato, frozen sweet potato mud and dehydrated potato powder only) in Annex A have been modified to other coarse cereal products (dehydrated potato product only) (food category number 06.04.02.02): the provisions for uses of food additive of the two categories mentioned above remain the same.

Since GB 2760-2014 was issued for implementation, supervision departments have repeatedly reflected that the application range of processing aid-hydrogen peroxide listed in Table C.1 is not clear, and part of the manufacturers use this material for bleaching of chicken feet and trotters that do not belong to processing aids. In order to meet the regulatory needs, it is defined in this standard that hydrogen peroxide in Table C.1 is deleted after this amendment, which will be included in Table C.2, and the function of which is “desulfurizing agent”, the application range is “starch sugar process”.

In addition, cocoa with cocoa butter alternatives and chocolate like products with cocoa butter alternatives (food category number 05.01.03) have been modified to cocoa with cocoa butter alternatives and its products (food category number 05.01.03), and the regulations for uses of the food additives of this category remain unchanged in this amendment. The blended soybean sauce (food category number 12.04.02) and blended vinegar (food category number 12.03.02) have been classified in liquid complex condiment (excluding 12.03, 12.04) (food category number 12.10.03).

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China Food and Drug Administration issues the registration list of first batch of formula food for special medical purposes and adjusts the related transitional period by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On November 20, 2017, the China Food and Drug Administration approved and published the registration of 3 formula foods for special medical purposes of two enterprises.

The formula food for special medical purposes needs to be registered with the food and drug administration departments under the State of Council according to Article 80 of the Food Safety Law.

On March 7, 2016, China Food and Drug Administration issued the “Administrative measures for the registration of formula food for special medical purposes” (No. 24 of China Food and Drug Administration).

On June 24, 2016, the China Food and Drug Administration issued an announcement about the transitional period for registration administration of formula food for special medical purposes (No. 119, 2016), which gave a transitional period till January 1, 2018.

On July 14, 2017, CFDA issued the related auxiliary documents of “Administrative Measures for Registration of FSMP” including trial editions of four document, i.e. items and requirements on composition, labelling and specification as well as requirements on stability research, the main on-site inspection points and the judgment principle.

On September 5, 2017, “Items and requirements of application materials for registration of formula food for special medical purposes (trial) (2017 revised edition)” and “Stability research requirements for formula food for special medical purposes (trial) (2017 revised edition)” (2017 revised edition) were issued.

On November 16, 2017, CFDA and AQSIQ jointly issued the announcement onadjusting the transitional period for registration of FSMP (No. 139 of 2017), which prolonged the transitional period stipulated in Announcement No. 119 of 201 with one year until January 1, 2019. Before that date, FSMP produced within the territory of our country or imported to our territory should obtain a specific FSMP registration certificate including a registration number which needs to be indicated on the label and the specification. In case the date of manufacture is before 31 December 2018 (the day itself included), the product can be sold until the expiration date within the territory of our country.

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China Food and Drug Administration printed and distributed the implementation plan of rectification work for food and health food fraud and false propaganda by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

New requirements are published in the Notice from 9 Food safety office departments under the State Council regarding food and health food fraud and false propaganda (No 20, 2017 of Food safety Office) and a Notice for the continuation of good work in relation to rectification work on food and health food fraud and false propaganda (No 33, 2017 of Food safety Office). The purpose is to further promote on rectification work and to pay special attention to the objectives of the Chine Food and Drug Administration. The latter has formulated and published the “China Food and Drug Administration Implementation plan of rectification work on food and health food fraud and false propaganda” on November 19, 2017.

The plan calls for strengthening the organization leadership, strengthening the focus of rectification and refining the rectification measures.

The main remediation work relates to all violations of laws and regulations which covers; the production and trade of food and health food without corresponding production licenses; the incorrect labeling and use of claims on the label of food and health food; the illegal marketing and use of propaganda together with fraudulent sales of food and health food; uncensored publication of health food advertisements and the publication of false and illegal advertisements of food and health food; other violations of laws and regulations amounting to food and health food fraud and false propaganda, etc.

The labeling, claims, advertisement and propaganda of food and health food have always been one of the key elements in Chinese food safety regulation, and also a point where problems occur frequently. With the development of the internet and e-commerce and people's health care awareness, many enterprises make inhindered use of obscure claims and propaganda because of the imperfect of Chinese laws and regulations. Many manufacturers claim explicit or implicit treatment, prevention and conditioning of diseases. On the other hand, professional anti-counterfeiting agents are increasingly active. Any language descriptions on a label which are suspected to be functional claims or may have the effect to mislead consumers may be the target of their anti-counterfeiting work. Next to internal issues in relation to fraud, China's supervision on imported food products through cross-border electronic commerce has also been vague, and have led to the market entry of may non legally compliant foods, especially in the case of cross-border electronic commerce. The situation demands for further of the legal system and supervision on the labeling and marking, advertisement and propaganda of products circulating in China.

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