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To help enterprises better understand the characteristics of nutritionally complete food for special medical purposes (FSMP) for people aged 1-10 years or above, this article has analyzed registered nutritionally complete food from several aspects, including the energy density, the energy supply ratio of the three macronutrients and their major sources.
Big health industry refers to all industries which takes health construction as the center and human health as the eventual aim. Both health food and functional food belong to the big health industry, yet there are differences between them. This article will make a comparison from five aspects based on their respective characteristics.
On September 8, 2022, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved two new food contact substances and expanded the scope of use for two others. The NHC notice (No. 5 of 2022) approved the use of one food contact additive with expanded scope, two new food contact resins, and one food contact resin with expanded scope.
On 7 September, 2022, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved 3 new food additives. The detailed approval information is as follow:
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 88. Companies must register FSMP products with the SAMR. This applies to both imported products as well as those produced domestically and marketed in China. In 2022, fat formula and specific nutritionally complete food were both approved for the first time, greatly enriching the FSMP categories approved for use in China. According to the statistics, seven products have been approved since January 2022 with three approved in August.
On 25th August, 2022, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) updated The List of Bacterium Strains that Can be Used for Food & The List of Bacterium Strains that Can be Used in Infant and Young Children Food. A two-year transitional period will be given if classification and name of the strains need to be adjusted. Notably, during the transitional period, both the original and the new name are available.
On August 23, 2022, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 10 new food contact additives and resins passing the technical review of the CFSA Expert Review Committee for public comments. The 10 substances include 2 new food contact additives, 4 food contact additive with expanded scope, 3 new food contact resins and 1 food contact resin with expanded scope. The deadline for public comments is 16 September, 2022.
Comments can be made by September 16 2022. On 19 August 2022, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued 13 new food additives passing the technical review by the CFSA Expert Review Committee for public comments. These 13 substances include 11 new food nutrition enhancers and 2 food additives with expanded use.
On August 2 of 2022, SAMR issued the "Implementation Rules for New Functional Technology Evaluation of Health Foods (Trial) (Draft for Comment)" (hereinafter referred to as "Implementation Rules"). The "Implementation Rules" is a supporting document for the Administrative Measures. It further standardizes the requirements for the application of "new health function claims of health food". The draft is open for public comments until 1 September 2022.
The Detailed Rules (Draft) is the supporting document of Administrative Measures on Health Food Raw Material Directory and Function Directory, and the public can apply for new function of health food according to the requirements in this document. This means that in the future, health functions in China will no longer be limited to the currently proposed 24 health functions, other health functions such as health functions that have been approved in other countries, or the innovatively developed health functions, etc., will have the chance to be included in the directory of health function as well.