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

Country/Territory
China
Document type
Regulation
Date
2016
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Registration Inspection Offences/penalties Internal trade International trade
Geographical area
Asia, Asia and the Pacific, East Asian Seas, Eastern Asia, North Pacific, North-West Pacific
Abstract

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) may inspect online food sales. The Measures detail the sampling process. For each order for inspection, the CFDA must fill out sampling forms, record names, type, quantity, purchaser, payment information, user account, shipping address, contact information of its orders, and keep relevant tickets. The CFDA must inform food traders and online platforms about the inspection results if the results fail food safety standards. The online platforms must stop the sale of unqualified foods if notified. The CFDA may also employ other inspection methods, including onsite inspections, interviews, examination of trade records, and review of technical data. Online platforms must examine and register the relevant food operation licences of its registered food traders. Online platforms must also establish archives for registered food traders to record their basic information and management team information

Full text
Chinese
Website
www.sda.gov.cn

References - Legislation

Implements

Food Safety Law (2021).

Legislation | China | 2009 (2021)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Consumer protection, Food additives, HACCP, Institution, Processing/handling, Standards, Authorization/permit, Residues

Source: FAO, FAOLEX