On 20 August 2019, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) released the Administrative Measures on Health Food Raw Material Directory and Function Directory, which will come into force on 1 October 2019. According to this regulation, ANY UNIT OR INDIVIDUAL could apply for new health function or apply to list some food ingredients into the filing scope in China.
This is a completely new regulation in China, which shows the Chinese government's more opening attitude towards health food management. In the future, the health functions in China will not be limited to the current 27 functions, and a channel for applying new functions will be established. The same is true for the new raw materials for filing.
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