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Having expertise in food regulation, and providing unique insight on key areas including dairy products, infant formula, cross border e-commerce and labeling.
China SAMR Issued 2019 Food-Related Products National Sampling Results
Jan 19, 2020
As revealed by a SAMR announcement issued on Jan. 16, 2020, 3110 batches of food-related products from 3097 enterprises were inspected during the recent national sampling, of which the overall qualification rate reached 95.1%.
India Standardizes the Use of Bamboo as Food Contact Material
Sep 06, 2019
India FSSAI has stipulated that final food contact products manufactured from bamboo shall have smooth surfaces and be free from chemical contaminants.
China CFSA Consults on 4 New Additives and 6 Resins for Food Contact Materials
Mar 27, 2019
On Mar. 21, 2019, China CFSA opened public feedback on 10 new food related products, including 3 additives, 6 new resins and 1 additive with enlarged scope. The deadline for comments is Apr. 21, 2019.
China CFSA Consults on 8 New Food Related Products
Aug 22, 2018
A resin (named Terephthalic acid, polymer with 1,4:3,6-dianhydro-D-glucitol, 4-cyclohexanedimethanol and 1,2-ethanediol) has had its application scope expanded to infant and baby food FCMs.
China State Administration for Market Regulation Makes Presence Felt
Apr 23, 2018
China's newly formed market regulatory authority (primarily prepackaged finished products including food, drugs and cosmetics) made its first major announcement. The name of the new plan mentioned in the announcement translated directly from mandarin is the "3 stipulations scheme" and details the new regulatory authority's organizational structure, staffing and functions. Cosmetic filing or registration will remain unchanged in the short term.
AQSIQ Opened Implementation Rules on Food Related Product Sampling for Public Feedback
Feb 17, 2018
24 types of food related products including plastics and rubber materials will be subject to new sampling requirements according to the draft implementation rules. Small enterprises are the focus of production inspection in 2018.
AQSIQ Release 2017 Food Related Products National Sampling Results
Jan 10, 2018
Plastic food related products were subject to the highest sampling rate in the 2017 national sampling campaign. These products achieved a satisfactory grade. Nearly half of food machinery inspected were found non-compliant Product non-compliance was primarily associated with small sized enterprises.
China Approved 6 New Food Contact Material Substances
Dec 01, 2017
3 types of additives and 1 resin are newly applied in the manufacture of food contact materials and articles.
China Approved 12 New Food Contact Materials Substances
Nov 06, 2017
China Opens 5 New Food Related Products to Public Feedback
Sep 22, 2017
The application scope of polyvinyl chloride will expand to coating in food contact use.
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