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Announcement of the General Administration About Standardizing the Identification of Health Food Function Claim (No. 23, 2018)

放大字体  缩小字体 Date:13 Mar 2018  Source:Foodmate  Views:116
On February 13, 2018, according to the relevant provisions that the health function claimed by the health food shall have a scientific basis in “Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China”, the relevant matters on the identification of health food function claim are announced as follows:

I. For the health food not evaluated by human consumption, the words “This product has been evaluated by animal experiment” shall be added before the health function claim indicated on the label instructions.

II. The health food production enterprises previously approved listing shall revise the label instructions according to the above-mentioned requirements when the label instructions are reprinted. By the end of 2020, all label instructions for health food shall be revised according to this requirement.

III. Since January 1, 2021, the enterprises which do not revise the label instructions according to the above-mentioned requirements, shall be investigated and treated according to the provisions of “Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China”.

IV. The specific evaluation technical requirements and identification of the health food evaluated by the human consumption shall be specified separately.

V. This announcement will be implemented from the date of promulgation.

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