At a recent seminar for the National Food Safety Promotion Week, Zhou Shiping,chief of the special food department of the national market regulation bureau, said that health food is between general food and medicines, and the national regulator adopts strict regulation similar to those applied to the medicines to the health food.

According to inspection results in recent years, the quality of health food in general is up to standard. However, problems including fraud sales and false advertisement are still bothering quite a lot of consumers, especially elderly consumers.

This year, the national regulators have organized education campaigns to inform more consumers of the right knowledge regarding health food. (

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