At the end of June, the national market regulation bureau revised the infant formula dairy product registration management guidance in order to better ensure the food safety of infant formula. The draft now opens to gather public opinion.

The major revisions include: firstly, to strengthen regulation over formula registration. All applications should include complete production procedure and seven situations should not be allowed to register, and application change should be specified.

Secondly, to enhance punishment towards misconducts, and those applicants who are regarded as companies who conducted serious sales or productions should be blacklisted.

Thirdly, the companies’ responsibilities should be better specified. The work procedure should be simplified, and any re-review steps should be cancelled.

Fourthly, the time period and procedures of all reviews should be further specified.

The last revisions to adjust the name of the government agencies and relevant descriptions, from CFDA to National Market Regulation Bureau. (

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