Amendment of Provisions for the Administration of Food Labeling by AQSIA
The decision on The Amendment of Provisions for the Administration of Food Labeling has been approved and published by General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of PRC (AQSIQ) on Oct. 22th of 2009. For more: http://www.chca.net.cn/newxiehui/xinweninfo.php?xwid=36391&zsid=36391
New Health Food Good Manufacturing Practice is About to Issue
The Health Food Good Manufacturing Practice of 1998 is based on the Food Hygienic Law, while the new Food Safety Law makes amendment on the administration of health food. Moreover, the ongoing Provisions for Health Food Administration and Provisions for the Administration of Health Food Certificate make it necessary to update the current Health Food Good Manufacturing Practice.
At present, the amendment of the new Practice is in the process and is widely soliciting public opinions. For more:
MOH Soliciting Opinions on Safety Standards of Milk Products
On Nov. 21ht, 2009, Ministry Of Health of PRC issued the letter of soliciting opinions on Safety Standards of Milk Products£¨draft£©£¬involving milk product standards, manufacturing practice and testing methods, etc.
GSK Launching Functional Drinking in
GSK, the world leading pharmaceutical company, announced to launch its functional drinking of Lucozade(ÆÏÌÑÊÊ) in Chinese market. It also announced that GSK signed an exclusive agreement with a Chinese beverage company TongYi, jointly promoting this energy drinking Lucozade.
Hutchison Joins Hands with Hain Celestial for Asian Market
Shanghai Hutchison Pharmaceuticals, affiliated to Hutchison Whampoa Limited£¨HWL£©, jointly formed a company to explore the Asian market with Hain Celestial, a US organic & health food company. Each of them takes 50 percent share.