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China adopts strict rules governing safety of food sold online

As of Oct. 1, China has a strict set of regulations governing how food producers and operators — including related third-party computer platform and delivery service providers — store, market and transport their products sold online. Known as “Order 27,” the China Food and Drug Administration’s “Measures of the Investigation and Punishment of Illegal Conducts Concerning Online… Continue Reading

China’s FDA is Busy Proposing, Finalizing Food Safety Regulatory Rules

Working at lightning speed compared to their U.S. counterparts, officials with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) have reportedly issued several proposed rules and finalized three, and it’s only been about four months since revisions to the country’s Food Safety Law were adopted. These revisions become effective Oct. 1, 2015. The responsibility for regulating food safety… Continue Reading

U.S., China FDA Officials to Speak at Shanghai Food Safety Conference

Xu Jinghe, director of legal affairs for the China Food and Drug Administration, holds a position pretty much equivalent to Michael R. Taylor, the deputy commissioner for foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Xu, who earlier this week announced that high-risk food industries in China will soon be required to obtain liability insurance,… Continue Reading

Chinese FDA Looks Into Charges that Juice Makers Used Rotten Fruit

Chinese food-safety officials have ordered two fruit juice companies to suspend operations and help with an investigation into reports that they used rotten or unripe fruit in their products. A Reuters news article published Sept. 23 reported that the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) inspected Anhui Dangshan Haisheng Fruit Juice, a subsidiary of Shaanxi… Continue Reading