CFDA Issued Work Program on Food and Health Food Special Casual Inspection and Monitoring

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In order to strengthen the casual inspection and monitoring of key food varieties, CFDA issued a Work Program on Food and Health Food Special Casual Inspection and Monitoring (hereinafter referred to as the Work Program) on 2 April 2018. Relevant information is as follows:

1. Varieties of Sampling Food

The casual inspection food covers 3 categories, including health food, plant protein beverage and convenience food.

1.1 Health food covers 6 sample categories, including samples with function of weight control, assisting blood sugar reduction, sleep improvement, alleviating physical fatigue/enhancing immune, assisting blood pressure reduction, and assisting blood lipids reduction.

1.2 Plant Protein Beverage involves soy milk beverage, peanut milk beverage and so on.

1.3 Convenience Food involves instant noodles, flour flavoured product and so on.

2. Test Items of Sampling Food

Food category

Test items

Health food

samples with function of weight control

7 chemical drugs (including sibutramine, ephedrine and so on)

samples with function of assisting blood sugar reduction

13 chemical drugs (including tolbutamide, glibenclamide and so on)

samples with function of sleep improvement

22 chemical drugs (including chlordiazepoxide, nitrazepam and so on)

samples with function of alleviating physical fatigue/enhancing immune

13 chemical drugs (including hongdenafil, vardenafil and so on)

samples with function of assisting blood pressure reduction

12 chemical drugs (including atenolol, reserpine and so on)

samples with function of assisting blood lipids reduction

3 chemical drugs (including lovastatin, simvastatin and so on)

Plant protein beverage

Peanut components, melamine and so on

Convenience food

Potassium bromate, auramine and so on

3. Casual Inspection Work Tasks of FDA Departments

FDA

Sampling category

Sampling batch

Sampling place

Sampling time plan

CFDA

Health food

200

Wholesale markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, retail pharmacies, network platform, etc.

All sampling and inspection shall be completed by 30 April, 2018. 

Plant protein beverage

200

Convenience food

200

Provincial level

Health food

570

Wholesale markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, retail pharmacies, etc.

Plant protein beverage

570

Convenience food

855

CFDA issued 2018 Food Safety Casual Inspection Plan on 8 January, 2018. The plan covers 33 food categories, including health food, infant formula food and so on, and contains work tasks and inspection time plan of FDA. Soon afterwards, CFDA issued Implementation Rules on Food Safety Supervision and Casual Inspection (2018 version) on 24 January, 2018. The implementation rules formulate uniform requirements for supervision and casual inspection scope of application, sampling categories, based on test, sampling, inspection requirements, judging principle and conclusion. Thus it can be seen that the Work Program is specific implementation of 2018 Food Safety Casual Inspection Plan, and specific requirements can refer to the Work Program and <Implementation Rules on Food Safety Supervision and Casual Inspection (2018 version)>.

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Reference

CFDA Notice on Release of Food and Health Food Special Casual Inspection and Monitoring (2018 version)

CFDA Issued Implementation Rules on Food Safety Supervision and Casual Inspection (2018 version)