As the national college entrance exam is around the corner, a number of products that claim to be able to enhance intelligence are sold well in the local market. The national food and drug regulator recently said in a consumer alert that health food should not replace drugs, and China has never approved any so-called “brain food.”
According to the alert, CFDA said that some health food that claim to improve functionality of brain is misleading consumers. So far China has 27 kinds of health food divided based on health function. Health food, on the other hand, cannot replace drug to cure disease, and the health food can not promote themselves to be able to do so.
Consumers can check whether the health food is legal by typing in the approval certificate number on the official website of the regulator. (Source: Beijing Business News)