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Food Safety Law (2015).

Country/Territory
China
Document type
Legislation
Date
2009
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Basic legislation Hygiene/sanitary procedures Consumer protection Food additives HACCP Institution Processing/handling Standards Authorization/permit Residues
Geographical area
Asia, ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, East Asian Seas, Eastern Asia, North Pacific, North-West Pacific
Abstract

The aim of this Law is to ensure food safety and protect the physical health and life safety of the public. The Law consists of 154 Articles divided into 10 Chapters: General Provisions (I); Food Safety Risk Monitoring and Assessment (II); Food Safety Standards (III); Food Production and Trade (IV); Food Inspection (V); Import and Export of Food (VI); Handling of Food Safety Accidents (VII); Supervision and Administration (VIII); Legal Liabilities (IX); Supplementary Provisions.

Full text
Chinese
Website
www.gov.cn

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Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Food Safety in the Circulation Links.

Legislation | China | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Transport/storage, Authorization/permit, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the implementation of the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, International trade, Standards, Policy/planning, Traceability/product tracing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Notice of the Ministry of Health on Issuing the Measures for the Archival Filing of the Enterprise Food Safety Standards.

Legislation | China | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Administration of Food Circulation Permits.

Legislation | China | 2009

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Notice of the Ministry of Health on issuing the provisions on the administration of permits for import foods without governing national food safety standards.

Legislation | China | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Authorization/permit, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative Measures for national food safety standards.

Legislation | China | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Institution, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Administration of Food Production Licensing.

Legislation | China | 2015

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, Inspection, Processing/handling, Risk assessment/management, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations of the Inner Mongolia Autonoumous Region on administration of small food production and processing workshops and food vendors.

Legislation | China | 2015

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Internal trade, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Treated food, Vending, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the administration of food business operation licensing.

Legislation | China | 2015

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Internal trade, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative measures of Guangdong province for small food production and processing workshops and food vendors.

Legislation | China | 2015

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Internal trade, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Treated food, Vending, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative measures of Henan province for small food production and processing workshops and food vendors.

Legislation | China | 2012

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Internal trade, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Treated food, Vending

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative measures of Hunan province for small food production and processing workshops and food vendors.

Legislation | China | 2012

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Internal trade, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Treated food, Vending

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Shanxi province for administration and supervision on small food production and processing workshops and food vendors.

Legislation | China | 2012

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Internal trade, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Treated food, Vending, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative measures of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region for small food production and processing workshops and food vendors.

Legislation | China | 2010

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Internal trade, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Treated food, Vending

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement No. 62, 2013 of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine--Announcement on Publishing the Catalogue for the Implementation of Registration of Overseas Enterprises Producing Imported Foods.

Legislation | China | 2013

Keyword: Milk/dairy products, Registration, International trade, Meat, Aquatic plants, Aquatic animals, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Administration of Food Safety Credit Information.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Marketing of Edible Agricultural Products.

Legislation | China | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Traceability/product tracing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative Measures on the Registration and Record Filing of Health Foods.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Registration, Offences/penalties, Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative Measures for Formula Registration of Infant Formula Milk Powder.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Processing/handling, Registration, Breastfeeding/infant food, Milk/dairy products, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Investigation and Punishment of Illegal Acts concerning Online Food Safety.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Registration, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative Measures for Food and Drug Complaints and Reports.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Food additives, Offences/penalties, Processing/handling, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

General Rules for Food Production Licensing Review.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Processing/handling, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Food additives

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National food safety standard on maximum pesticide residue limits in foods (GB2763-2014).

Legislation | China | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Residues, Codex Alimentarius

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Procedures of Shanghai Municipality on the Implementation of the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China.

Legislation | China | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Institution, Policy/planning, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Authorization/permit, International trade, Vending, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 206 of the People's Government of Guangdong Province laying down the Measures for the Administration of the Poultry Business.

Legislation | China | 2014

Keyword: Poultry products, Food quality control/food safety, Certification, Traceability/product tracing, Inspection, Institution, Packaging/labelling, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Offences/penalties, Poultry, Slaughtering, Quarantine, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the administration of registration of health food (for Trial Implementation).

Legislation | China | 2005

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Registration, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Provisions on the Demanding of Certificates and Invoices as well as Ledgers Management by Health Food Production and Operation Enterprises.

Legislation | China | 2012

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Traceability/product tracing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative regulations of Jilin province for small food production and processing workshops and food vendors.

Legislation | China | 2013

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Fraud/deceit/adulteration, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Internal trade, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Treated food, Vending, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Interim administrative measures of Jilin province for production and processing licenses for small food workshops.

Legislation | China | 2014

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Food quality control/food safety, Processing/handling, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 10 of China Food and Drug Administration promulgating the Administrative Measures on Statistics of Food and Drug Supervision and Management.

Legislation | China | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Institution, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for administration of the experts for review and evaluation of food safety related administrative licensing.

Legislation | China | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Safety Administration of Imported and Exported Foods.

Legislation | China | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Institution, International trade, Registration, Certification, Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Packaging/labelling, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the export food production enterprises filing management.

Legislation | China | 2017

Keyword: Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, International trade, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Authorization/permit, Offences/penalties, Certification, HACCP

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement NO. 23, 2018 of the China Food and Drug Administration about standardizing the labeling of health food function claim.

Legislation | China | 2018

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Guidelines for the Record Filing of Health Food (for trial implementation).

Legislation | China | 2017

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Registration, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 3 of 2014 of the State Food and Drug Administration Laying down the Provisions on Procedures for Imposition of Food and Drug Administrative Penalty.

Legislation | China | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Internal trade, International trade, Inspection, Certification, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for Review and Assessment of Food Safety Work.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Detailed Rules for Review and Approval of Applications for Registration of Health Food.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Registration, International trade, Certification, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Chongqing Municipal for Incentives for Reporting Illegal Food and Drug Acts.

Legislation | China | 2018

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Governance, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Food Safety in Online Catering Services.

Legislation | China | 2017

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Authorization/permit, Offences/penalties, Internal trade, International trade, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, Packaging/labelling, Hygiene/sanitary procedures

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement of the General Administration of Customs No. 70 of 2019 on issues related to the supervision and administration of label inspection of import and export pre-packaged food.

Legislation | China | 2019

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Packaging/labelling, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Detailed Rules for the Implementation of Production Licensing for Paper Packaging, Containers and Other Products to Be Used for Food.

Legislation | China | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Authorization/permit, Processing/handling, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Heilongjiang Province for Management of Aquatic Product Quality and Safety in the Place of Origin..

Legislation | China | 2018

Keyword: Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Drugs, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Fish disease, Food quality control/food safety, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement of the General Administration of Customs on the inspection and quarantine requirements for the import of aquaculture aquatic products from Cuba (Announcement No. 92 of the General Administration of Customs in 2021).

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Inspection, International trade, Quarantine, Certification, Aquaculture, Food quality control/food safety, Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Administration of Traceability of Agricultural Product Quality and Safety Information (for Trial Implementation).

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Agricultural commodities, Registration, Consumer protection, Inspection, Research, Food quality control/food safety, Traceability/product tracing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement of the General Administration of Customs on the Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Exportation and Importation of Fruits between China and Thailand through Territories of the Third Countries (Announcement No. 89 of the General Administration of Customs 2021).

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, International trade, Fruits/edible nuts, Certification, Quarantine, Plant protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement of the General Administration of Customs on the inspection and quarantine requirements for imported Italian beef (Announcement No. 85 of the General Administration of Customs in 2021).

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, International trade, Certification, Meat

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Provisions for the Administration of the Catalogue of Substances that are Both Food and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Risk assessment/management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement of the General Administration of Customs on the inspection and quarantine requirements for importing wild aquatic products from Cuba (Announcement No. 93 of the General Administration of Customs in 2021).

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Inspection, International trade, Quarantine, Certification, Food quality control/food safety, Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement of the General Administration of Customs on the inspection and quarantine requirements for frozen fruits imported from Central and Eastern European countries (Announcement No. 96 of the General Administration of Customs in 2021).

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, International trade, Fruits/edible nuts, Certification, Quarantine, Plant protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement of the General Administration of Customs on the inspection and quarantine requirements for imported Polish flour (Announcement No. 98 of the General Administration of Customs in 2021).

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, International trade, Cereals/grains/rice, Quarantine, Plant protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement No. 38 of 2021 of the State Administration of Market Supervision on further Regulating the Labeling of Infant Formula Milk Powder products.

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection, Milk/dairy products, Breastfeeding/infant food

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative Provisions on Food Safety Risk Assessment.

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Risk assessment/management, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Administration of Application for Overseas Registration by Manufacturers of Exported Food.

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, International trade, Registration, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations of Guangdong Province on Aquatic Products Quality Safety.

Legislation | China | 2017

Keyword: Aquaculture, Fishery management and conservation, Authorization/permit, Institution, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Drugs, Residues, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Fish disease, Fish products, Traceability/product tracing, Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Food quality control/food safety

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Provisions for the Administration of School Food Safety and Nutrition Health.

Legislation | China | 2019

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, School feeding, Early warning system/emergency intervention system

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Plant Quarantine Requirements for Imported Russian Wheat.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: International trade, Transport/storage, Inspection, Food quality control/food safety, Registration, Processing/handling, Certification, Cereals/grains/rice, Plant protection, Quarantine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Plant Quarantine Requirements for Imported Kazakhstan Barley.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: International trade, Transport/storage, Inspection, Food quality control/food safety, Registration, Processing/handling, Certification, Cereals/grains/rice, Plant protection, Quarantine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Plant Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Soybean, Corn, Rice and Rapeseed Imported from Russia.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: International trade, Transport/storage, Inspection, Food quality control/food safety, Registration, Processing/handling, Certification, Cereals/grains/rice, Plant protection, Quarantine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement No. 134 of 2019 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Red Chili from Uzbekistan.

Legislation | China | 2019

Keyword: International trade, Inspection, Condiments/herbs/spices, Food quality control/food safety, Plant protection, Quarantine

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Administration of Food Safety Spot Inspections.

Legislation | China | 2019

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Policy/planning, Inspection, Institution, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for Health Food Raw Material Catalogue and Health Function Catalogue Management.

Legislation | China | 2019

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Policy/planning, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Provisions of Ningxia on the administration of pre-packaged food production date and other labeling items.

Legislation | China | 2018

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, International trade, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Qualification Accreditation Conditions of food Inspection Agencies.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Institution, Certification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Inspection Specifications of the State Food and Drug Administration.

Legislation | China | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Institution, Certification, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Provisions on Available Excipients and Their Use of Dietary Supplements under Recordation Management.

Legislation | China | 2019

Keyword: Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Processing/handling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for the Supervision and Administration of Table Salt Quality and Safety.

Legislation | China | 2020

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Condiments/herbs/spices, Inspection, Food additives, Traceability/product tracing, Transport/storage, Packaging/labelling, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of the People's Republic of China for the Administration of Safety of Imported and Exported Food.

Legislation | China | 2021

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, International trade, Standards, Registration, Traceability/product tracing, Risk assessment/management, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Food Safety.

Legislation | China | 2019

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Consumer protection, Food additives, HACCP, Processing/handling, Standards, Authorization/permit, Residues, Inspection, International trade, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Detailed Rules of Yunnan Province for Review of Production License of Panax-notoginseng Rachis and Its Products.

Legislation | China | 2017

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Offences/penalties, HACCP, Processing/handling, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative Measures on Exit Inspection and Quarantine of Honey.

Legislation | China | 2000

Keyword: Inspection, Food quality control/food safety, International trade, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Administrative Measures on Inspection and Quarantine of Entry-Exit Containers.

Legislation | China | 2000

Keyword: Inspection, Food quality control/food safety, International trade, Pests/diseases, Quarantine, Animal health, Plant protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures for incentives for reporting illegal acts of food and drug.

Legislation | China | 2013

Keyword: Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Governance, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Provisions on the Administration of Licensing of New Varieties of Food-related Products.

Legislation | China | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Authorization/permit, Packaging/labelling, Cleaning agents/detergents

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Special Food Registration on-site Verification Work Rules (Provisional).

Legislation | China | 2020

Keyword: Food additives, Food quality control/food safety, Breastfeeding/infant food, Registration, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Measures of Hainan Province for the Recordation of Enterprise Standards on Food Safety.

Legislation | China | 2020

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Registration, Standards, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Announcement of Guangdong Provincial Market Supervision and Administration Bureau on the record-keeping of non-food producers and business operators engaged in refrigerated and frozen food storage services.

Legislation | China | 2020

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Transport/storage, Public health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX