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.