On 28 July 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation of China (SAMR) published a draft regulation on labelling of infant formula milk powder products.
The key points to note in the regulation is as follows:
- Milk powders suitable for infants aged 0-6 months, are not allowed to use content or function claims.
- Milk powders suitable for infants aged over 6 months, content and function claims for essential ingredients are also not permitted.
- If there is a certain animal origin in the product name such as: raw milk, milk powder, whey powder and other milk protein materials then it should all come from that species.
- However, if the milk protein raw materials used have two or more animal origins, the proportions of various animal origin raw materials must be indicated in the ingredient list fo the product.
The deadline for public comment on the consultation and draft regulation must be submitted by 28 August 2021. Get in touch with RegASK’s experts.
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