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Online e-retailers caught in China’s food safety net

Online e-retailers caught in China’s food safety net
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The rapid growth of e-commerce in China, and the never ending food safety scandals, tainted or counterfeit products and the lack of consumer confidence in domestic supplies of items such as infant milk formula, has led to a boom in cross border internet sales of food and health supplements.  But that may be about to end.

China to tighten food advertising & labelling regulations

China to tighten food advertising & labelling regulations
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A new regulation for the advertising of food and food products that are put on sale in China has been issued by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC).

Food contact material regulations in China revised

Food contact material regulations in China revised
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On 20 January 2015, National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC) published Draft Hygienic Standard for Use of food additives in Food Contact Materials and Products.

Jail time for Australian in China “substandard food” scandal verdict

Jail time for Australian in China “substandard food” scandal verdict
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For selling “substandard food”, a court in Shanghai has handed down jail terms of between three years and 19 months to an Australian general manager and nine local employees of OSI, the US food processing company at the centre of the 2014 date-expired meat product scandal.

China establishes new regime for food imports

China establishes new regime for food imports
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Under the new Food Safety Law a management system is gradually being introduced to regulate food imports, placing a legal burden on the importer to ensure the safety of food being brought into the country.

China tightens Food Safety Regulations

China tightens Food Safety Regulations
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Since 2007 a seemingly endless spate of food scandals has bedeviled China’s food industry. The Chinese government has begun the tortuous process of implementing radical revisions to the Food Safety Law in force since 1 October 2015 – according to an in-depth report in the industry newsletter, Packaging Business Insight Asia.

China revises key food contact material standard

China revises key food contact material standard
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The Chinese government is currently consulting industry on a draft amendment to its food contact material standard GB 9685.

China launches crackdown on food and drug safety and environmental pollution violations

China launches crackdown on food and drug safety and environmental pollution violations
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In response to increasing public discontent, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has launched a 22-month crackdown on food and drug, and environmental crimes.

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