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On January 16, 2023, CIRS Group announced the opening of a new office in Shanghai, as it continues its expansion in the global marketing and service layout. Located in the heart of Pudong, the central Shanghai business district, Shanghai Office will devote itself to providing timely and sound product compliance services and solutions to clients in Shanghai or surrounding areas.
According to information recently released by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the number of foods for special medical purposes (FSMP) products approved in China has reached 94. Companies must register FSMP products with the SAMR. This applies to both imported products as well as those produced domestically and marketed in China. 13 new FSMP products were approved for use in 2022.
In order to help enterprises better understand the filing status of health food (dietary supplement) in China, CIRS made statistics on the health food approved in 2022 and made an analysis from multiple perspectives.
On January 16, 2023, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 3 new food contact additives and resins passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee for public comments. The deadline for public comments is February 10, 2023.
By the end of December 2022, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) issued three announcements (No. 1 of 2022, No. 2 of 2022, No. 5 of 2022) in the form of "Three New Foods" with 75 of products approved, including new food raw materials (novel food), new food additives and food-related products (new food contact substances). Among them, 32 kinds of new food additives (including expanded use) were approved.
On January 12, 2023, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued a public consultation on four new food raw materials passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee. The deadline for public comments is February 12, 2023.
In 2022, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) issued three announcements for “Three New Foods” (No.1, 2022; No.2, 2022; No.5, 2022), with 75 products approved (including new food raw materials, new food additives, and products related to food). Among the 75 products, five new food raw materials were approved, these are: Kanzan flower, Pyrroloquinolinequinonedisodium (PQQ) salt, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Bifidobacterium longum subsp.longum BB536, and Sugarcane Polyphenols.
On December 8, 2022, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued a public consultation on six new food additives. This includes one new food enzyme, one new food nutrition enhancer, one food additive with expanded scope, and four food nutrition enhancers with expanded scope and dosage. The deadline for public comments is January 5, 2023.
Since probiotics have become widely known in the gut health industry, terms such as prebiotics, synbiotics, and postbiotics have emerged one after another. But what do these terms actually mean? According to a survey from the Chinese Nutrition Society (CNS) in 2022, these kinds of terms are a blind spot for consumers. In particular, 66% of consumers showed no comprehension of the word postbiotics. We have prepared a brief introduction on the definitions of these terms to help you to distinguish between them.
On November 17, CIRS Group was invited to attend the 2nd China Health Food Innovation and Development Forum & the First International Health Food Industry Forum held by Zhejiang Yangtze Delta Region Institute of TsingHua University and National Jiaxing Economic & Technological Development Zone Management Committee in Jiaxing.
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