The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) unveiled, Supervision on Special Food Remained the Same.

放大字体  缩小字体 Date:11 Apr 2018  Source:Foodmate  Writer:Foodmate  Views:1166
 On the morning of April 10, 2018, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) officially hung up sign. 

On the same day, SAMR official website entered the trial operation stage.
In the afternoon, "Announcement on the Supervision of Food and Drugs during the Institutional Reform" was co-issued by SAMR and the State Drug Administration. The announcement clearly stated that the original CFDA’s review, approval, supervise and inspection and testing and other matters of the food, health food, infant formula, and FSMP are still processed according to the original regulations before the publication of the “three decide” the stipulation by SAMR and the State Drug Administration.
So, will the supervise of special foods change due to adjustments in institutional reforms? In this regard, Global Foodmate believes:

1.There will be no change in the transition period for infant formula registration and FSMP registration.
The following two regulations are still valid.
“Announcement on Implementation Date of Registration of imported Infant Formula Milk Formula”: Overseas production infant formula milk powder produced after January 1st, 2018, overseas production enterprise shall obtain the product formula registration of CFDA and indicate the registration number on the label of the product sales package.
“Announcement on Adjusting the Transition Period for the Registration of FSMP”: Since January 1, 2019, FSMP that are produced in China or exported to China should obtain registration certificate and indicate the registration number in the label and description.
2.The Institutional reform will not have a noticeable impact on the reform of special food registration and filing systems
Due to the need for a transitional period for the institutional reforms and adjustments, the implementation of special food registration and filing systems may have a slowing pace in the short-term. However, the announcement has also been made clear that it will remain business-as-usual until the “three decide” the stipulation plan is announced to achieve a smooth transition during the institutional adjustment.
3.Overseas factory certification and registration on-site inspection may be unified.
With the adjustment of institutional reforms, the integration of overseas factory certification and registered site verification is possible to be unified.
based on the above analysis, Chinese special food regulatory system will not change too much. Therefore, it is recommended that relevant domestic and international special food manufacturers should not take a wait-and-see attitude and continue to work in accordance with the various systems formulated by the CFDA and pay close attention to policy development from Global Foodmate.

Schedule for institutional reform
Reform the department team before March 31;
On April 10, the State General Administration of Market Supervision unveiled;
Complete the establishment of the transfer before April 20;
Submit a draft of “three decide” the stipulation before May 31;
Declare the approval of “three decide” the stipulation before June 20;
Implement the “three decide” the stipulation before the end of September;
Acceptance at the end of 2018.

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