China introduces new food products licensing regime

 

On 31 August 2015, the State Food & Drug Administration published new rules to regulate the licensing of food manufacturing and food business operations. Together with the new Food Safety Law, the new rules will come into effect on 1 October 2015.

In this alert, we consider the changes to the licensing requirements and process, as well as broader implications for food manufacturers and businesses in the light of the new Food Safety Law.

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