8 June 2016, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) released the formal version of Administrative Measures on Product Formula Registration of Infant Formula Milk Powder, which will come into force on 1 October 2016. Based on the analysis of CIRS, there are not many differences between the formal version and the one submitted to WTO before. Meanwhile, the allowed quantity of registered formula that has much concern by the public has been official stipulated in this measure.
This regulation is applicable for the registration of product formula of infant formula milk powder which is produced and distributed in China and imported to China.
What is the product formula of infant formula milk powder?
The product formula of infant formula milk powder means all the raw materials, food additives and their dosages, and the product’s nutrition content.
Who should apply for the registration of product formula of infant formula milk powder?
The applicant should be the manufacturer of the infant formula milk powder in China or the overseas manufacturer plan to export infant formula milk powder to China.
Who should be responsible for the management of the registration of product formula of infant formula milk powder?
CFDA acceptance agency, evaluation agency, and examination agency should be responsible for the acceptance, evaluation, and on-site inspection of registration of product formula of infant formula milk powder, respectively.
What are the required materials?
How many formulas could be registered by one company?
Contents of the certificate
Registration procedure of the formula of infant formula milk powder
Forbidden content on the label and specification
The formal regulation will come into force on 1 October and related enterprises should get ready to apply for the registration by collating required materials etc. CIRS will keep in touch with authority and focus on the new updates in the following days since the registration details have not been published. Any progress, we will inform on the website immediately for timely response.
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