China has revised its Food Safety Law to tighten regulations on infant formula products. The revised law comes into effect on October 1. According to the revised law, the former filing system for regulating infant formula will be replaced with a registration system. The draft also stipulates tighter monitoring measures. For instance, one formula is only allowed to be used in the production of one product and one manufacturer is allowed to produce no more than 5 series and 15 formulas. Furthermore, each certificate is valid only for 5 years and must be renewed again once it has expired and the imported products must indicate its authentic origin…Full Article: ECNS.cn Sept 2015

Key Point

  • According to a Chinese dairy expert, the new law will help regulate infant formula prices and limit the number of products a company can market.

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  • In April 2015, the standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) passed a new food safety law would go into effect on 1 October 2015. The new law stipulated that infant formula producers must register their powdered milk formula with China’s food and drug regulator. In addition, the law has increased fines and punishments for producers who add inedible substances to their products as well as suppliers who sell illegal substances to producers.
  • In April 2015, China’s proposed a draft amendment would force infant milk formula (e.g. milk powder) producers to register with the country’s food and drug agency.

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