On 2 May 2017, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) finally released the official supplemental regulations of health food filing, namely, Health Food Filing Guideline (Trial), Available Excipients for Health Food Filing and Their Usage Rules (Trial), and Main Production Processes of Health Food Filing Products (Trial). All of them have come into force since 2 May 2017.
With these supplemental regulations, the heath food filing is officially initiated now. Applicants can finally confirm whether the product formula is compliant or not under filing regulations, and start to apply for health food filing under CFDA (for imported products) or provincial FDA (for domestic products).
For more interpretation about the health food filing regulations in China, please kindly click here.