The First Full-nutrition FSMP Approval Issued by SAMR by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On August 7, 2018, the State Administration of Markets and Regulations (SAMR) issued information on the registration catalogue of FSMP. 

For the first time in the catalogue, a full-nutrition FSMP is approved. So far, except for the specific nutrition FSMP, the other three types of FSMP have products being approved. The "food" of the FSMP consumer has a better guarantee.

In terms of product categories, FSMP are mainly divided into infant formulas FSMP, non full-nutrition FSMP, full-nutrition FSMP and specific nutrition FSMP. 

Until now, the approval rate of infant formulas FSMP is 77%, still occupying the first place. Non full-nutrition FSMP ranked in second placed. The full-nutrition FSMP is approved for the first time, and it takes the third place. Only specific nutrition FSMP has not been approved, and it is expected there will be approved products in this category.

Look into the market share from the enterprises, there are currently six companies have products being registered, among which domestic companies include Beingmate and Suzhou Hengrui, and others are international enterprises. Overall, the approval rate of Abbott products accounted for 39% of the total approved products. Danone, Mead Johnson and Suzhou Hengrui ranked second with 15% respectively, and Nestlé and Beingmate ranked third.


Since November 2017, the former CFDA and the SAMR have successively published seven batches of catalogues for the registration of FSMP. Since June 2018, six products have been approved in less than two months. The only explanation is that the evaluation process is intensifying the approval on FSMP.


In the official news from the beginning of this year, 75 product registration cases of more than 20 domestic and foreign companies have been acceptted. Within half a year, the full-nutrition FSMP product has been approved for the first time, which add one more FSMP category to the FSMP family. Nowadays, infant formulas FSMP, non full-nutrition FSMP, and full-nutrition FSMP have been approved. only special nutrtion FSMP has not been approved. The main reason from the analysis of the Foodamte may be that specific nutrient FSMP needs to be clinically tested, and the company is preparing for clinical trials. The test is also taking nearly one to two years.


For more information on the previous registration details, please click here to see.

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The SAMR Publishes the Registration Approval List of Infant Formula by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

The State Administration of MarketsRegulations (SAMR) informed that on August 10, the SAMR approved the registration of 21 infant formulas for three companies. The approved enterprises are Shanxi Yashili Dairy Co., Ltd., Heilongjiang Youbeite Dairy Co., Ltd. and Hulunbeier Friendship Dairy (Group) Co., Ltd.

On August 10, 2018, the State Administration of Market Regulations approved the registration of 21 infant formula formulas for 3 companies.

Until now, the number of infant formulas that have been registered has reached 1,177. 

According to the data released by the former China Administration of Food and Drug Administration, on December 27, 2017, the China Food and Drug Administration accepted a total of 1,330 recipe applications. After the registration list was published, there were still about 150 recipes continue waiting for approval.

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Cadmium Content in Cereals and Supplementary Foods for Infants and Young Children Will be Included in Food Safety Sampling by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On July 25, the State Administration of Markets Regulations(SAMR) issued a notice to adjust the individual inspection items in the 2018 food safety sampling plan.

The notice clearly states that the determination of cadmium (in terms of Cd) in cereal supplements for infants and young children is included in the 2018 food safety sampling plan. This is based on the previous announcement by the National Health and Wellness Commission regarding the publication of the Interim Limit on Cadmium in Infant and Cereals.

The notice pointed out that according to the standard corrigendum issued by the food safety standard errata section of the National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center official website, the residual sulfur dioxide in sugar was included in the 2018 food safety sampling plan; the method for detecting folic acid and pantothenic acid in infant formula was revised. . The samples taken by each unit from the date of issuance of this notice and afterwards shall be supervised and sampled according to the content after the errata.

The notice requires that the China Food and Drug Control Research Institute, the food safety sampling inspection agencies and the provincial bureaus should pay close attention to the revision of the national food safety standards (including the limited value), timely adjust the food safety sampling program, and update the food safety. The national pumping and provincial pumping base tables in the Sampling Monitoring Information System.

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SAMR Seeks Public Comment on Technical Guidelines for the Registration of Infant Formula Milk Powder Products (Draft for Comment) by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

On July 24, 2018, the State Adminsitration of Market Regulation issued Technical Guidelines for the Registration of Infant Formula Milk Powder Products (Comment Draft), an notice of proposed rulemaking seeking public comment for further standardizing the registration of formula changes for infant formula product, and simplifying and optimizating the process. According to the "Regulations on the Registration of Formulas for Infant Formula Milk Powder Products" (formerly the China Food and Drug Administration(CFDA), Order No. 26) and related regulations, the State Adminsitration of Market Regulation organized the drafting of the Technical Guidelines for the Registration of Infant Formula Milk Powder Formulations. Principles (Draft for Comment).

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Solicitation of Opinions on 6 Items of Food Safety National Standards (Draft for Comment), Food Additives DL-Alanine by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

"Food Additives DL-Alanine", "Food Additives L-Threonine", "Food Additives β-Cyclodextrin", "Food Additives Chlorophyll Copper", "Food Additives Potassium metaphosphate" and "Food Additives" Acidic calcium pyrophosphate" 6 national food safety standards were included in the 2017 National Food Safety Standards Project, project number is spaq2017-018, spaq-2017-019, spaq-2017-020, spaq-2017-032spaq-2017 -031 and spaq-2017-035, China Food Fermentation Industry Research Institute Co., Ltd. and China Food Additives and Ingredients Association as the above-mentioned project undertakers, responsible for the organization of standards.

 

In accordance with the working procedures of the national food safety standards, the Standard Drafting Working Group put forward a standard draft for comments on the basis of research on relevant standard technical materials, industry research, sample testing, and data analysis. In order to make the standard more scientific, reasonable and applicable, the standard draft for comments is sent to all relevant units and relevant experts, and opinions are widely heard. Please make suggestions for revision and suggestions on the basis of careful research and fill out the “standard request for comments”. " (see Annex 1). Please return the comments and suggestions on the standard by mail, fax or lang before August 17, 2018. The standard drafting working group will modify the standard according to the reasonable suggestions collected.

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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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