Extensive requirements for food and supplement regulations in China are providing challenges to global food companies and their ingredient suppliers. Companies wishing to enter the exciting Chinese market need to meet expanding requirements for food ingredients and additives and to gain approval for functional foods and supplements bearing health claims in China.
To support these needs, Intertek will be hosting a workshop titled “Beyond the Great Wall: How to Access the Food and Supplement Markets in China.” This workshop presents a unique opportunity to hear directly from Chinese government experts and to network with industry and regulatory professionals. The workshop will be held in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 21, 2012 and will be repeated in Geneva, Switzerland, on Oct. 16, 2012.
This workshop is intended for scientific, regulatory, or marketing specialists who are wishing to expand into the lucrative Chinese market. Presenters will provide updates on the latest regulatory processes and on how to gain entry into the vast and growing Chinese marketplace.
“Companies will have the opportunity to learn more about the requirements directly from Chinese regulatory bodies and others doing business in China” stated Ms. Lin (Sandy) Song, Director of Intertek Cantox’s Food & Nutrition Consulting services in Beijing, China. “There is growing interest in this area as international food companies and their ingredient suppliers recognize the importance of accessing the Chinese marketplace.”
Intertek has an unparalleled understanding of the intricacies and processes of regulatory agencies and requirements not only to develop a successful strategy, but also to follow through with the submission process and act as a liaison with regulatory agencies. In addition to this workshop, the opening of an additional Beijing office illustrates Intertek’s commitment to helping clients achieve their market expansion goals.