Published by Ministry of Health of PRC, the Provision for Novel Food has been implemented since Dec.1, 2007.
According to the regulation, the definition of Novel food as follow:
1) Animals, plants, animalcules that does not have history of consumption within
2) Food ingredients, separated from animals, plants, animalcules, which does not have history of consumption within
3) New animalcules used in the process of food processing;
4) Food ingredients which has changed in its original ingredients or structure due to the adoption of new technics.
It also introduces the application procedure of novel foods, safety evaluation and approval by MOH, management of the operation of production, as well the hygeian supervision by local health administrative organs.
Read the whole regulation, click the Provisions for Novel Food