The revised Food Safety Law, which will become effective on 1 October 2015, stipulates that health food shall be regulated by the catalog of raw materials for health food and the catalog of the functions of health food (New Food Safety Law). Moreover, under the New Food Safety Law, registration and record filing will co-exist and replace the current registration-only regime. The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) released three draft administrative measures on 28 July 2015 for public comment. They are the Adminis… More…/更多
By king & Wood Mallesons’ Compliance Group
In order to strengthen the supervision of food safety in China, the National People’s Congress published the “People’s Republic of China Food Safety Law (Revised Amendment)” (“First Revised Amendment”) for public comment on its official website in June 2014. Earlier, in October 2013, the “People’s Republic of China Food Safety Law (Amendment)” (“Amendment”) was published for comment by the State Council. Based on views of the members of the National People’s Congress, the “People’s Repub… More…/更多
By king&WoodMallesons’ Compliance Group
The “People’s Republic of China Food Safety Law (Revised Amendment)” (“Revised Amendment“) was submitted for public comment via National People’s Congress’ official website in June 2014. The first Amendment is the “People’s Republic of China Food Safety Law (“Amendment“), which was submitted to the State Council for comments in late 2013. The State Council received numerous comments and proposals and thus made further modifications to the Amendment. Compared with t… More…/更多
According to Chinese media reports last year, six children died and nearly 300,000 others were sickened after consuming milk powder containing melamine, a toxic industrial chemical that was added to show a higher protein level in the milk powder. The melamine contamination of dairy products was discovered to be widespread. Concerns about food safety have surfaced in China long before the melamine dairy scare: sub-standard baby milk produced in Anhui, Longkou noodles containing lead from Shandong, fake alcohol in Guangdong, so… More…/更多
The current concerns about the spiking of dairy products in China with melamine have expanded into concerns about the state of Chinese food safety generally.
The problem does not appear to be a lack of regulations as there are a myriad of relevant laws, regulations and rules (including PRC Food Hygiene Law, PRC Product Quality Law, PRC Agricultural Product Quality Safety Law, PRC Consumer Rights Protection Law, Special State Council Rules on Strengthening Supervision and Management of Food Safety, National Plan for Major Food Safety Emergencies to name a few).