In late March, Shanghai market regulator released the management guidance of Shanghai health food production company’s health food ingredient extract.
The guidance aims to regulate the health food ingredient extract by Shanghai’s health food production company and the health food ingredient extract procurement, making sure the safety management of health food ingredient extract.
The guidance requires health food production companies whose food production process contains ingredient extract and purification to do so independently. Conduct of buying ingredient extract fro other companies is banned.
Health production companies can only procure from companies which have gained food production approval certificate, instead of only TCM extract or drug production approval certificate. (Source: Shuzheng Kangxun)