On 20.08.2019, the SAMR (State Administration for Market Regulation) announced that the health food regulatory framework will significantly change (No. 13-2019). Companies and individuals will be able to propose to the SAMR to add ingredients to the directory of health food raw materials and to increase the list of approved functional claims. These measures will take effect on 01.10.2019. The procedure under the old regulatory framework led to stagnation and did not produce major changes to the list of approved functional claims or health food raw materials.
As reported before, on 28.03.2019, the SAMR had requested public feedback on three major adjustments to health food function claims. The proposed modification of 18, cancellation of 21 and analysis of 6 health function claims.