Regulation on the implementation for the Food Safety Law of People¡¯s Republic of
In April 23, State Council legislative Affairs Office solicited opinions on the Implementing Regulations of Food Safety Law (draft), which is expected to take effect with the Food Safety Law together in June. The Regulation is formulated to implement the Food Safety Law, and also regulate the health food enterprises.
for more: http://www.gov.cn/gzdt/2009-04/23/content_1294167.htm
Special action will adopted by SFDA to control health food with illegal ingredients
In April 14, China State Food and Drug Administration held teleconference on the implementation of the Food Safety Law, and deployed the work on the special approaches to ensure food safety. On the aspect of health food, SFDA will continue to strengthen its responsibility on auditing and approving new health food into market, carrying out special inspection action on the health food which is illegally added medicine ingredients (stressing on functions of weight loss, assistance of reducing blood sugar, and alleviation of fatigue which got most complaint); and also checking the label, instruction of health food to crack down on the fake and puffery propaganda.
In April 27, China SFDA announced 1st list of approved health food in 2009, which is long-waited by health food companies over the past 5 months. There are 86 domestic health foods and 4 imported ones are approved in the list this time.
MOH: Inulin and polysaccharide approved as new resources food
In April 13, Ministry of Health of PRC issued announcement of No.5 of 2009 that Inulin and polysaccharide was approved as new resources food. It is approved that inulin may used in all food products except baby food, while polysaccharide only used for baby formula food, kid¡¯s milk powder, milk for pregnant and lactation women.
AQSIQ: National Standard on Limitation of Packaging Excessively in Food and Cosmetics issued.
In March 31, General Administration of Quality, Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of PRC and State Standard Committee issued the National Standard on Limitation of Packaging Excessively in Food and Cosmetics. It is formulated that package shall not over 3 layers, no more than 60% void rate, and total package (except initially package) cost shall not over 20% of the sales price.