• CFDA Announces Draft Regulation to Implement China's New Food Safety Law
  • January 8, 2016 | Authors: Yun Chen; Yin Dai; David J. Ettinger; Mark Thompson
  • Law Firms: Keller and Heckman LLP - Shanghai Office ; Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office ; Keller and Heckman LLP - Shanghai Office
  • On December 9, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) released the draft Regulation on the Implementation of the Food Safety Law of the P.R. China1 (hereinafter "Regulation") for public comments by January 8, 2016. This extensive Regulation includes 200 articles, detailing issues surrounding the implementation and enforcement of the Food Safety Law (hereinafter "Law"), which entered into force in October of this year. This draft Regulation, once adopted, will have a significant impact on overseas food producers and operators, especially for those in the industry of health food and infant formula. It also further defines some key terms to the food industry, e.g., edible agricultural product, food in special dosage forms with unified consumption amount, food repacking, and food in bulk.