China's new food safety law

On Oct. 29, China released a revised draft of the new Food Safety Law on its website, asking for public comments until Nov. 29.

China put its first Food Safety Law into effect on June 1, 2009. However, over the past four years, food safety issues are still abound. On Oct. 29, 2013, China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) released a revised draft of the new Food Safety Law on its website, asking for public comments until Nov. 29, 2013.

To submit comments, interested parties can visit chinalaw.gov.cn or directly email [email protected]

U.S.–China Health Products Association has translated the relevant portions that are directed towards foreign imports and health products. To view the English translation, visit the association’s website here.

The entirety of the original Chinese text, which consists of over 20,000 characters, is available here.

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