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January 14, 2021Xiaolu Wang

The National Health Commission of China issued Notice No. 2020-09 (卫生健康委员会公告2020年第9号) (the notice) on 28 December 2020. The notice approved three new food ingredients in China. These newly approved ingredients may now be used in food products manufactured in or imported into China, provided that the use thereof complies with...

May 5, 2020Xiaolu Wang

China's National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) is currently soliciting public comments on nine National Food Safety Standards covering nutrition enhancers, dairy products and food contaminants. Public consultation on these standards concludes on 3 June 2020 or 6 June 2020, depending on the standard concerned. Verisk 3E Review...

March 5, 2020Xiaolu Wang

The China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued the Notice on the Technical Review of Relevant Standards Applicable to Imported Food Products Not Subject to National Food Safety Standards (关于进口尚无食品安全国家标准食品相关标准技术审查工作的通知) (the Notice) on 18 January 2020. The notice provides detailed instructions on the application procedures and required...

February 5, 2020Xiaolu Wang

The National Health Commission of China published the Invite for Response to 13 Proposed National Food Safety Standards (关于征求食品中污染物限量等13项食品安全国家标准(征求意见稿)意见的函) (the proposal) on 31 December 2019. The proposal contains 13 National Food Safety Standards that are now open for public consultation. Public comments on these standards can be submitted to the...

December 4, 2019Xiaolu Wang

The State Council of China issued the Implementing Regulation on the Food Safety Law (食品安全法实施条例) (the regulation) on 11 October 2019. The regulation was published online on 31 October 2019 and will become effective on 1 December 2019. The regulation will introduce various requirements aimed to strengthen the administration of...

December 3, 2019Xiaolu Wang

The National Medical Products Administration of China (NMPA) published the Invite for Response to the Interim Management Regulation on Foreign Cosmetic Facility Inspection (公开征求《化妆品境外检查暂行管理规定(征求意见稿)》意见) (the proposal) on 11 November 2019. Once adopted, the proposal would authorize Chinese authorities to conduct facility inspections of cosmetic manufacturers, including research and development facilities...

November 5, 20193E Monitor Team

China recently proposed a set of measures for the safe management of 20 hazardous chemicals. These chemicals would be designated as hazardous chemicals subject to special control and therefore subject to additional regulatory requirements concerning the production, storage, use, transport, import and export thereof. Public consultation on the proposal is...

October 10, 20193E Insight for Food Team

The National Health Commission of China published the Notice on the Issuance of the Standard for Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Food (the notice) (关于印发食品中农药最大残留限量标准的公告) on 15 August 2019. Under the notice the National Food Safety Standard - Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Food (GB 2763-2019) will replace...

June 5, 2019Xiaolu Wang

China proposed plans to enact or revise 81 food safety standards in 2019, including regulations for food contact silicone, measures for the control of lead contamination and various other major standards. Published on 22 May 2019 the proposal is open for public consultation until 1 June 2019. Verisk 3E Review...

December 20, 2016Xiaolu Wang

The State Council of the People's Republic of China issued the "Comprehensive Action Plan on the Safety Control of Hazardous Chemicals" (危险化学品安全综合治理方案) (the Action Plan) on 29 November 2016. The Action Plan aims to further strengthen the decisions and policies regarding safety management of hazardous chemicals, in light of the explosion accident that occurred in Tianjin last year. The Action Plan does not impose any direct requirements on individual facilities. Instead, it provides guidelines and goals for government agencies responsible for safety supervision of hazardous chemicals in China. Specifically, the Action plan outlines 40 major enforcement actions to be taken by relevant authorities from December 2016 to November 2019. It also provides targeted deadlines for each individual enforcement action. The Action Plan has an impact on facilities that produce, store, use, sell, import, transport, or dispose of hazardous chemicals.