How Many Products have Got the CFDA Infant Formula Milk Powder Registration after the Transitional Period?

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To ensure the quality and safety of infant formula milk powder, CFDA enforced Administrative Measures for Product Formula Registration of infants and Young Children Formula Milk Powder on the 1st of October. The purpose of this Measure is to solve the problems that some infant formula milk powder manufacturers developed their formula randomly and changed their formula frequently. In order to support smooth going of registration, other corresponding documents (e.g. Items and Requirements of Registration Application Documents for Product Formula of Infant Formula Milk Powder (Trial)) came out with detailed requirements for dossier preparation and registration process. Meanwhile, CFDA provided a transitional period for companies to cope with the new Measure. At the end of year 2017, CFDA published an official announcement which clarified and explained the transitional period for foreign infant formula milk powder producers.

Explanatorily, from 1st of January, 2018, if foreign companies plan to sell their infant formula milk powder in Chinese market, it is mandatory to get the registration certificate. For products produced before 1st of January, 2018, they can still be on market till expire date. Until 30th of January, 101 Chinese companies had already got 816 formula registration certificates. Among these, 80 of them finished the registration for three series nine formula. For foreign companies, 41 of them completed 224 formula registration certificates and 11 of them succeeded in three series nine formula registration (The table below shows detailed registration information for oversea companies).

Registration information of foreign infant formula powder producers

No.

Producer name

Formula registration certificate amount

1

Abbott Ireland

6

2

Abbott Manufacturing
Singapore Private Ltd

3

3

ABBOTT LABORATORIES S.A.

2

4

Arla Foods amba Arinco

9

5

Ausnutria Heerenveen Pluto B.V.

4

6

Camperdown Powder Pty Ltd

3

7

Canpac International Limited

6

8

FrieslandCampina Domo B.V

3

9

FrieslandCampina Domo B.V.

3

10

GEO–POLAND SP. Z O.O.

6

11

GMP Dairy Limited

9

12

Lypack Leeuwarden B.V.

9

13

Maple Island Inc.

3

14

Milupa GmbH

3

15

Nutricia Cuijk B.V.

6

16

Nutricia Infant Nutrition Ltd

3

17

Valio Ltd, Lapinlahti production plant

3

18

澳大利亚乳品工业园有限公司

6

19

大洋洲乳业有限公司

6

20

法国圣元国际

9

21

惠氏营养品爱尔兰有限公司

6

22

凯爱瑞配料(爱尔兰)有限公司

6

23

肯德尔营养关怀有限公司

3

24

蓝河乳业有限合伙公司

9

25

乐天帕斯特工厂

9

26

每日乳业平泽工厂

9

27

美赞臣荷兰有限责任公司

7

28

南阳世宗工厂

9

29

农庄乳业有限公司

3

30

诺帝柏欧

9

31

欧特大药厂

3

32

雀巢德国有限公司

2

33

雀巢瑞士有限公司

2

34

维爱佳澳洲乳业有限公司

9

35

新莱特乳品有限公司

3

36

新西兰醇真乳品有限公司

6

37

新西兰乳羊合作社

6

38

新西兰新牛奶有限责任公司

9

39

新益美营养品有限公司

3

40

雅士利新西兰乳业有限公司

6

41

伊西尼圣米尔乳业集团

9

Note: The data is based on information from CFDA and organized by CIRS for your reference.

For those companies who have not got the certificate, registration preparation shall be urgent. To increase the efficiency of registration, there are several suggestions from CIRS: First, when choosing the product formula, mature formula shall be the priority; Second, when designing the Chinese label, clean label is more welcomed; Third, to save time, arranging sample tests at the earliest is very important.

More regulatory compliance questions about the infant milk powder formula registration in China, please contact us at service@cirs-reach.com