The China Food and Drug Administration hold a meeting on 1st september 2016 in Guangzhou, the main subject of the meeting is the reform and review of China health food related regulation. The meeting emphasized that the focus of China health food related regulation review and reform should be speeding up the development and formulation of health food raw materials directory, health food function directory and other supporting technical regulations according to “China Food Safety Law”, and promote the reform of health food filing system.
After the newly revised “Food Safety Law” was promulgated, reform and review of China health food related regulation has been slowly advancing. There are seven presently known China health food related regulation, only the “Health food registration and recording regulation” has been enacted, and the remaining six China health food related regulation are under reviewing and soliciting public opinion, these China health food related regulation still need some time to be published and enacted.
“Food Safety Law Implementation Regulations”
December 9, 2015: Open to solicit public opinion
April 12, 2016: Currently under further review and waiting to be submitted to the State Council for approval.
“Health food registration and recording regulation.”
February 26, 2016: Promulgated
July 1, 2016: Implemented
“Health food raw materials directory and function directory regulation”
July 28, 2015: Open to solicit public opinion
July 2, 2016: One officer from Food Safety Commission of the State Council, indicated that the drafting of “Health food raw materials directory and function directory regulation”has been completed and will be promulgated in the near future.
“Health food raw materials directory (first batch)”
February 17, 2016: Open to solicit public opinion
June 2, 2016: The second solicit of public opinion
June 30, 2016: CFDA pointed out that CFDA will begin to accept health food recording application after the publish of “Health food raw materials directory”.
“The name list of applicable ingredients for the Health food recording (first batch)”
May 30, 2016: Open to solicit public opinion
July 16, 2016: One officer from CFDA indicate that, the health food ingredients directory must be very clear, it should not exists the problem and possibility of a second time technical assessment by technical experts.
“Health food registration technical review Details”
June 8, 2016: Open to solicit public opinion
“Health food function directory”
Temporarily no information has been released.
Related reading: Notice on registration of imported health food products in China.