China To Introduce New Varieties of Food Additives

Posted by Annie He on Jun 25, 2019

On June 24, 2019, the China National Safety for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) has published a new list of additives to be consulted and available for comments (“Call for public comment on 5 new varieties of food additives, such as Arab furan glycoside enzyme”).

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Topics: China, Food Additives

China Food Additive Regulation Amendment Published - Sept 2018

Posted by Irene Piao on Sep 24, 2018

On September 4, 2018, The National Health Commission of the PRC (MOH) published  2018-8 Notice about five new additives such as (±)-Cyclohexyl ethyl alcohol and Neotame enlarge usage scope of seven food additives. 

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Topics: China, Food Additives

China and USA Trade Relations Strained; Impacts USA Imports to China

Posted by Yolanda Li on Apr 4, 2018

On April 2, 2018, China State Council announced that, “China suspends the tariff reduction notice on a range of American imported products” in response to the US tariff decision on China imported steel and aluminium.

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Topics: China, United States, MOFCOM, tariff

China Reshuffles State Council Structure; Your Familiar Food Ministries Will Disappear

Posted by Yolanda Li on Mar 19, 2018


On March 17, 2018, the 13th National People’s Congress approved the institutional restructuring plan submitted by China State Council. In the plan, ministries are decreased by eight and State Council agencies are decreased by seven. Food-related ministries and bureaus will be reshuffled as follows.

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China Updates GB Standards for Contaminants and Mycotoxins in Foods

Posted by Yolanda Li on Apr 21, 2017

On April 14, 2017 National health and family planning commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC) released No. 2017-4 notice (in Chinese), publishing GB 2761-2017 National food safety standard Mycotoxins in Food and GB 2762-2017 National food safety standard Maximum Levels of Contaminants in Foods. Both standards will enter into force on September 17, 2017 and will repeal their previous version GB 2761-2011 and GB 2762-2012.

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Topics: China, NHFPC, Food Contaminants

China Food Additive Regulation Amendment Published

Posted by Yolanda Li on Mar 14, 2017

On February 28, 2017, National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC published “NHFPC 2017-1 Notice about new food additive Ammonium Carbonate, 9 new food flavor such as 6-Methylheptanal and enlarge usage scope of 2 food additives such as Sodium metabisulfite”. This notice acts as the fifth supplementary document for China food additive regulation GB2760-2014, published on December 24, 2014.

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Topics: China, Food Additives, NHFPC

China updates MRLs for Pesticides

Posted by Annie He on Feb 13, 2017

On December 18, 2016 National health and family planning commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC) released Announcement year 2016 No. 16 (in Chinese), publishing GB2763-2016 Maximum residue limits for pesticides in food and additional 106 National food safety standards on testing method of pesticide residue in foods.

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Topics: China, Pesticides, MRLs, NHFPC

China Authorities Carry Out Additional Checks on Infant Formula Labels

Posted by Annie He on Dec 16, 2016

Chinese authorities have recently identified that a significant number of infant formula powder labels are in violation of food safety laws and regulations. This finding has been identified during routine food safety inspections done by local food and drug regulatory authorities. Key incompliances identified include product name, label content, ingredient content and function claims.

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Topics: China, Ffood Labeling, Infant Formula

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