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We’ve translated a selection of some of the latest FAQs on health food registration and filing in China to help you understand the current requirements.
CIRS Group is to attend the Boao Health Food Science Conference & Expo (FHE) on 22-25 February 2023 in Hainan Province, China and will set a booth (Booth No.: C23) during the expo.
On January 19, 2023, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) released National Food Safety Standard - Standard for the Use of Food Nutrition Enhancers (Draft) for public comment. Significant changes have been made and we have summarized them as follows:
As of December 31, 2022, China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has issued a total of 1,445 health food and dietary supplement registration approvals, 421 of which were new health food products. We have conducted a detailed summary of these 421 new products and analyzed them from the following points.
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.
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.
With the increasing awareness of health, everyone attaches great importance to physical health. According to health reports, osteoarticular problems (those relating to, involving, or affecting bones and joints) have imperceptibly become one of the top ten problems plaguing national health. Osteoarticular problems are also beginning to impact younger citizens as well including those born in the 90s and even the 00s. Under such circumstances, an increasing number of people have become aware of the necessity of maintaining their bones and are willing to buy some health products with related functions for health care, among which glucosamine products are becoming the most prevalent.
Since the 1990s, the aging of China’s population has accelerated. According to the data of the seventh national population census, the proportion of Chinese aged 65 and over has reached 13.5%, which is higher than the global average of 9.3%. The aging population has promoted the development of the “silver economy” and expanded the consumption of the products and services aimed at older consumers. This article lays out the new opportunities and challenges for the "geriatric food industry".
Many studies at home and abroad have shown that probiotics can help people to treat gastrointestinal diseases, relieve lactose intolerance, relieve constipation, weight loss, improve immunity, regulate blood pressure, improve food allergy, and promote health. With the improvement of living standards and the further recognition of probiotics, people's pursuit and expectations for health are getting higher and higher, and probiotics are also increasingly used in food. However, there are various probiotic products on the market. How to correctly distinguish between probiotic common food and probiotic health food brings challenges to consumers.