CFDA Issued Implementation Rules on Food Safety Supervision and Casual Inspection (2018 version)

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In order to further standardize the food safety supervision and inspection, better prevent and control the food safety risk, guarantee the steady and healthy development of the food industry, CFDA issued a notice on the release of 2018 Food Safety Casual Inspection Plan on 8 January, 2018. Soon afterwards, Implementation Rules on Food Safety Supervision and Casual Inspection (2018 Version) was released on 24 January, 2018.

1. Varieties of Sampling Food

The Casual Inspection Plan covers 33 main categories, including common food, special food and food additives.

1.1 Common food involves grain processed products, edible oil and fats and their products, condiment, meat products, dairy products, beverages, convenience food, biscuits, canned food, frozen beverages, quick-frozen food, potato food and puffed food, candy products, tea and related products, liquor, vegetable products, fruit products, fried food and nut products, egg products, cocoa and baked coffee products, edible sugar, aquatic products, starch and its products, pastry, bean products, bee products and restaurant food.

1.2 Special food involves health food, foods for special medical purpose (FSMP) and infant formula.

1.3 Food additives involve thickeners, compound food additives, food flavors, preservatives and sweeteners.

2. Test Items of Sampling Food (Take Three Categories as an Example)

Food category

Test items

Chocolate and its products

Pb, As, sorbic acid and potassium sorbate (count as sorbic acid), benzoic acid and sodium benzoate (count as benzoic acid), sodium saccharin (count as saccharin), residue of sulfur dioxide, salmonella

Health food

All samples

Pb, As, Hg, total plate count, coliform, mould and yeast, staphylococcus aureus, salmonella, functional/iconic component

Samples with function of weight control

7 chemical drugs (including sibutramine, ephedrine and so on)

Samples with function of assisting blood sugar reduction

13 chemical drugs (including glidenclamide, glicianide and so on)

Samples with function of sleep improvement

21 chemical drugs (including midazolam maleate, nitrazepan and so on)

Samples with function of alleviating physical fatigue / enhancing immune

11 chemical drugs (including sildenafil, homosildenafil and so on)

Samples with function of assisting blood pressure reduction

12 chemical drugs (including atenolol, clonidine hydrochlorid and so on)

Samples with function of assisting blood lipids reduction

Lovastatin, simvastatin, niacin

Hard capsule samples

Cr in capsule shell

Hard capsule samples and tea samples

Moisture

Oral liquid samples

Soluble solid

Fish oil soft capsule samples

Acid value, peroxide value

Samples using algae, aquatic products and their extracts as raw materials

Cd

Food flavour

Pb, As, total plate count, coliform

3. Work Tasks of FDA Department

FDA

Sampling batch

Sampling objects

Sampling frequency

Sampling place

National level

28,500

Key food enterprises and wholesale markets

I. Each month for infant formula milk powder;

II. Each quarter for online shopping food, imported food and edible agricultural products;

III. Half a year for products produced by key food manufacturers.

Large wholesale markets, chain supermarkets and shopping malls, large network platform, etc.

Provincial level

492,000

Food enterprises with production license and large-scale catering enterprises

I. Assigned to each month on average;

II. The higher the risk, the higher the frequency.

Wholesale markets, farmers markets, supermarket, mess, central kitchen, etc.

City level and country level

830,000

Edible agricultural products

I. City level: At least 1 batch a month per seller;

II. Country level: Each week.

I. City level: edible agricultural products wholesale markets;

II. Country level: farmers markets, shopping malls, supermarkets, etc.

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Reference

CFDA Notice on the Release of 2018 Food Safety Casual Inspection Plan

CFDA Notice on the Release of Implementation Rules on Food Safety Supervision and Casual Inspection (2018 Version)