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Revised Amendment to the PRC Food Safety Law

Posted in compliance

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

PRC Food Safety Law: Food for Thought

Posted in Corporate, International Trade

By Mark Schaub  King & Wood Mallesons’ FDI Group

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

Milk Mayhem – China Food Safety System in Flux

Posted in Corporate

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).

 

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