The State Council and CFDA Sorted Out Food Regulations and Normative Documents

Recently, the State Council and CFDA have sorted out quite a lot of regulations and documents. The State Council issued a decision on the revision and repeal of some administrative regulations on March 21, 2017. CFDA published the catalogue of the first batch normative documents that continue to be valid and the catalogue of the first batch normative documents that are abolished and declared invalid on March 22, 2017. Among them, quite a few are related to food. We summarize them as following.

Table.1 the revision of Regulations on Direct Selling Administration 

Administrative regulation

Clause

Original version

Modified version

Regulations on Direct Selling Administration

Article 11

If the direct selling enterprise has significant changes listed in Article 8, the enterprise shall submit materials to the competent department of commerce under the State Council for approval according to Item 1 of Article 9.

If the direct selling enterprise has significant changes listed in Item 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 of Article 8, the enterprise shall submit materials to the competent department of commerce under the State Council for approval according to Item 1 of Article 9.

Please be noted that:

  1. The words in bold are the difference between the two versions.
  2. The main change is that the significant change listed in Item 4 of Article 8 (Product specification that complies with national standards) is excluded in Article 11, which means, when significant changes in product specification that complies with national standards take place, there is no need to apply for the approval of the State Council.

Table.2 the catalogue of the first batch normative documents that continue to be valid

NO.

Category

Filename

The notice number

Release date

Opinion

1

Food

Notice on the implementation of national food safety standard General hygiene practices in food production.

Notice of No.234,2013

20131101

Continue to be valid

2

Food

Notice on further  strengthening the supervision of liquor quality and safety

Notice of No.244,2013

20131128

Continue to be valid

3

Food

Notice on the strict implementation of infant formula milk powder production license review rules

Notice of No.253,2013

20131224

Continue to be valid

4

Food

Notice on the prohibition of commissioning, sticking brands and subpackaging in the production of infant formula milk powder

Notice of No.43,2013

20131127

Continue to be valid

5

Food

Notice on the  supervision and inspection of infant formula milk powder enterprises

Notice of No.44,2013

20131127

Continue to be valid

6

Food

Notice on the examination rules of infant formula milk powder production license (2013 version)

Notice of No.49,2013

20131216

Continue to be valid

7

Food

Notice on the supervision of food additives sodium aluminium phosphate-acid, sodium aluminosilicate and starch aluminum octenylsuccinate

Notice of No.29,2014

20140616

Continue to be valid

8

Food

Notice on further strengthening the supervision of “Large bottled water” quality and safety

Notice of No.28,2014

20140331

Continue to be valid

9

Food

Notice on the examination requirements of infant formula milk powder production license

Notice of No.31,2014

20140220

Continue to be valid

10

Food

Reply on the production license of food additive nitrogen

Notice of No.160,2014

20140813

Continue to be valid

11

Food

Notice on the production license examination of imported milk powder based infant formula milk powder production

Notice of No.54,2014

20140331

Continue to be valid

12

Food

Notice on strictly strengthening the supervision of seasoning flour products and other snack food.

Notice of No.57,2015

20150527

Continue to be valid

13

Food

Guides on the establishment of quality and safety traceability system in liquor enterprises

Notice of No.194,2015

20150909

Continue to be valid

14

Food

Guides on the establishment of quality and safety traceability system in edible vegetable oil enterprises

Notice of No.280,2015

20151231

Continue to be valid

15

Food

Notice on food safety retrospective information record specification for infant formula milk powder enterprises

Notice of No.281,2015

20151231

Continue to be valid

16

Food

Reply on the questions about calcium oxide production license of sugar enterprises

Notice of No.693,2015

20151111

Continue to be valid

17

Food

Notice on further strengthening the supervision of infant formula milk powder sales

Notice of No.251,2013

20131218

Continue to be valid

18

Food

Notice on selling infant formula milk powder in pilot drugstores

Notice of No.252,2013

20131218

Continue to be valid

19

Food

Notice on strengthening the supervision of school canteen food safety and preventing collective food poisoning

Notice of No.23,2013

20130524

Continue to be valid

20

Food

Notice on further strengthening the supervision of food that over expiry date

Notice of No.22,2014

20140313

Continue to be valid

21

Food

Notice on strengthening the supervision of made-on-site fresh dairy drink

Notice of No.36,2015

20150407

Continue to be valid

22

Food

Notice on strengthening the supervision of food safety in tourism

Notice of No.54,2015

20150513

Continue to be valid

23

Food

Notice on further strengthening the supervision of hot pot raw materials, soup base and seasonings

Notice of No.58,2015

20150413

Continue to be valid

24

Food

Notice on carrying out food business license

Notice of No.199,2015

20150930

Continue to be valid

25

Food

Notice on the strict punishment of illegal production and operation of cod liver oil products

Notice of No.83,2014

20140425

Continue to be valid

26

Food

Notice on further clarifying the re-registration of health food

Notice of No.5,2013

20130823

Continue to be valid

27

Food

Notice on the regulation of using breeding sika deer and its products as health food raw materials

Notice of No.242,2014

20141024

Continue to be valid

28

Food

Notice on strengthening the supervision of heath food that contains polygonum multiflorum

Notice of No.137,2014

20140709

Continue to be valid

29

Food

Notice on the questions about the implementation of  national food safety health food

Notice of No.104,2015

20150713

Continue to be valid

30

Food

Notice on the supervision of food production operators strictly implementing the main responsibility for food safety

Notice of No.16,2015

20150527

Continue to be valid 

Table.3 the catalogue of the first batch normative documents that are abolished and declared invalid 

NO.

Category

Filename

The notice number

Release date

Opinion

1

Food

Notice on the special supervision and specification of food label

Notice of No.25,2014

20140326

Declare invalid

2

Food

Reply on the questions about the food expiry date

Notice of No.554,2015

20150909

Declare invalid

3

Food

Notice on issuing food safety licenses during the reform transition period

Notice of No.207,2013

20131009

Declare invalid

4

Food

Notice on the special rectification of children food and food in campus and its surrounding

Notice of No.158,2014

20140807

Declare invalid

5

Food

Reply on the questions about whether the  puffer fish is allowed to sell in circulation link

Notice of No.624,2015

20151015

Abolish

6

Food

Notice on the punishment of illegally producing and managing broken Ganoderma lucidum spore powder products

Notice of No.173,2014

20140912

Declare invalid

7

Food

Notice on the alteration of health food that contains polygonum multiflorum

Notice of No.181,2014

20140930

Declare invalid 

In the near future, CFDA will continue to sort out regulations and documents, to make clear their effectiveness. Food enterprises are suggested to carefully read relevant announcement, so that they would know whether the change of these regulations and documents will affect them.

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Reference: http://www.sda.gov.cn/WS01/CL0087/170981.html

http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2017-03/21/content_5179305.htm