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The Administrative Measures for the Registration of Infant Formula Products (hereinafter referred to as the Administrative Measures) was revised and issued on July 10, 2023, and came into effect on October 1, 2023. Following the implementation of the new national standards, the new registration regulations have further tightened the requirements for infant formula registration. How should enterprises make adjustments to cope with the new circumstances?
Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) stands as a unique carbohydrate present exclusively in breast milk, ranking as the third-largest solid component, following lactose and fat. With diverse functions, HMOs plays a crucial role in enhancing the gut microbiota, boosting cognitive function, and alleviating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, among other benefits. Currently, there are over 150 known types of HMOs, each with distinct structures, functions, and applications. Several types have initiated compliance efforts globally, with commercialization taking root first in the EU and the United States.
With the release of the Directory of Health Functions Available to Be Claimed for Health Food - Non-nutrition Supplements (2023 Version) (hereinafter referred to as the 2023 Directory) and the supporting documents by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) on August 31, 2023, the long-awaited change of health food registration certificate policy is finally in place after nearly 20 years. Among the various aspects, the one that attracts the most attention from businesses is the change of certificates for products without validity period and technical requirements.
On December 1, 2023, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) released the revised Administrative Measures for Registration of Food for Special Medical Purposes (hereinafter referred to as the new regulations), consisting of 7 chapters and 64 articles, set to be implemented from January 1, 2024.K博官网平台has compared the new regulations with the current Administrative Measures for Registration of Food for Special Medical Purposes (hereinafter referred to as the current regulations) and summarized the following ten major changes for your understanding.
On November 30, the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHC) issued an announcement (No. 10 of 2023) on the approval of 9 “Three New Foods”, including three new food raw materials, two new food additives, and four food-related products.
On November 23, 2023, we hosted a free webinar on the changes in the new standards for China food contact materials and articles food enterprises’ response. The playback of the webinar is now available. If you missed this webinar you can watch it free by following the link here. Many questions were raised during the webinar. We have collected the questions and made a Q&A summary as follows:
On September 25, 2023, the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHC) released announcement No.6, 2023 regarding 85 national food safety standards, including 5 for food contact materials and articles (plastic, metal, rubber, composite materials and articles, and ink), and GB 31604.1-2023 General Rules for Migration Test of Food Contact Metal Materials and Articles. Please click here to check out the major changes in the five updated standards for food contact materials and articles. The list of standards translated is presented in the table below for your kind reference. If you want to get the full translation, please do not hesitate to contact CIRS at [email protected] with the Order Form attached. If you are also interested in the English versions of other published standards, feel free to contact us.
On October 7, 2023, the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHC) issued Notice No.8 of 2023, officially approving tiger nut as a new food raw material. The notice does not specify any restrictions on its consumption level and usage scope.
From our years of regulatory compliance experience, we've translated a selection of some frequently asked questions on health food to help you better understand the current requirements in China.
In recent years, an increasing number of domestic and international companies have sought FDA GRAS certification for new substances added to food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regularly updates the list of "Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)" substances on its official website, with the most recent update as of October 31, 2023.K博官网平台has made a detailed analysis and summarized the substances submitted for GRAS certification from 2021 to 2023 to provide businesses with valuable insights.