Food for special medical purposes (FSMP) has been used in China for about 40 years as "intestinal nutrition preparations", and had been supervised as medicines in China before 2012. The long-term applying experiences from developed countries show that, however, FSMP mainly play the role of nutrition support and supplement. Thus, in reality, they do not have specific therapeutic effects. In addition, if registered as drugs, most of FSMP cannot meet the corresponding requirements, thus, a large number of foreign products are not able to be imported into China to benefit the Chinese consumers with increasing demand.
Therefore, relevant Chinese departments have gradually managed FSMP as food, and the 2015 version of the Food Safety Law also clarified the legal status of FSMP as special food. Based on the experiences from developed countries and relevant domestic regulations, a series of standards and regulations have been promulgated as well, providing corresponding legal basis for the production, sale and supervision of FSMP in China.
CIRS Food Technical Team systematically introduces the definition, development status, laws and regulations, as well as market access of FSMP in this guideline based on the relevant domestic and foreign laws and regulations. It is expected that the guideline will help enterprises better understand the relevant standards and regulations of FSMP in China, so as to develop and/or import high-quality products to the Chinese market, serving Chinese consumers.
The Guideline can be divided as following
Section 1 Introduction of FSMP in China
Section 2 Development status of FSMP in China
Section 3 Management system and relevant regulations of FSMP
Section 4 Market access of FSMP in China
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Compliance Guideline on Food for Special Medical Purpose
CIRS Food Technical Team
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September 10, 2019
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