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In recent years, domestic and overseas enterprises are enthusiastic about the registration of new food raw materials in China. In 2021 alone, 27 new food raw materials were accepted by the National Health Commission (NHC), more than two times the number accepted in 2020. To apply for a new food raw material, the applicant needs to complete the preparation of a series of materials such as the raw material development report, safety assessment report and production process material. In order to help enterprises understand the status of new food raw material application and management system in China, CIRS Group will hold a webinar in June 2022.
In the past few years, some solid beverage products posing as FSMP products, infant formula products, and even food supplements in the Chinese market. Those solid beverage products use incompliant labels and advertisements with all kinds of function claims to mislead the consumers. In order to help consumers better recognize those products, China authority SAMR has taken the action to investigate those products, and issued new labeling regulations for solid beverages, effective since June 1st of 2022.
In 2021, China has expanded the health food filing dictionary, some functional ingredients such as Coenzyme q10 has been officially included in the filing dictionary, also DHA and protein may be included in the filing dictionary soon. A series of new regulations are assisting the health food filing to a new stage. However, the functional evaluation test method for the registration process has not been implemented, how do the enterprises plan for new product registration becomes the focus. In the meanwhile, the authorities have published many food supplement label related regulations, and many of them have the big impact on the health food labels from 2022.
With the continuous increase of the total food products imported to China in recent years, China has become one of the largest food import countries. In the meanwhile, still lots of overseas food companies are targeting the China market and aiming to import their food products to China. However, with the update of the China food regulatory system, overseas companies may be faced with various problems when making their food products compliant, such as the language barrier, the frequent regulation update, and the product compliance difficulty.
On 12th Apr. 2021, the General Administration of Customs, P.R.China (GACC) issued the Registration and Administration of Overseas Manufacturers for Imported Foods (GACC Decree No.248), which has come into force as from 1st Jan. 2022. From 1st Jan, 2022, food products imported into China without the GACC registration have the potential risks to be held by the local customs in China. In the past six months, there have been some updates from GACC regarding this registration obligation including the online registration system and the relevant guidance. Currently, it’s challenging for many overseas companies due to the limited time and registration process.
On April 12, 2021, GACC issued the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Registration and Administration of Overseas Manufacturers for Imported Food (GACC Decree No.248). It is believed that the vast majority of companies who exporting food to China know that “all overseas manufacturers need to complete the overseas facilities registration before January 1, 2022, otherwise the subsequent export may be affected’. After issuing the new regulations, GACC has also done a lot of work and efforts to help enterprises complete the registration work as soon as possible. At the end of September, GACC notified embassies and concerned authorities of the registration. In November, GACC launched the online registration system; issued the interpretation of GACC Decree No.248 and the guidelines for the overseas facilities registration. However, because the involved countries and foreign food companies are very many indeed, it is inevitable that many companies have problems and difficulties in registration.
Introduction On 13th April 2021, the General Administration of Customs, P.R.China (GACC) issued the Administration Measures on the Registration of Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Foods, which will come into force as from 1st January 2022. With the goal of helping companies have a better understanding of how GACC works, CIRS held a webinar to talk about this regulation. This webinar will have an introduction to this draft, show the documents which companies need to prepare
Background With the rapid development of the food industry, more and more new food raw materials (novel food) have been developed and applied, the research on them has also become a worldwide trend. In order to regulate the use of new food raw materials and ensure food security, they are allowed to enter the market after passing the safety assessment. In 1983, China first proposed new food raw material management requirements, and issued the first regulation in 1987. After m