By Huang Jianwen King&Wood Mallesons’ Investment group
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 Administrative Measures on the Registration and Record Filing of Health Food (Draft for Comments) (Registration and Record Filing Measures), the Administrative Measures on the Catalogs of Health Food Functions and Raw Materials (Draft for Comments) (Catalog Measures) , and the Administrative Measures on the Labels of Health Food (Draft for Comments) (Labeling Measures and together with the Registration and Record Filing Measures and the Catalog Measures, the Draft Administrative Measures).
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