New Chinese food safety law took effect on October 1, 2015.

  • On October 1, 2015, China’s Food Safety Law (FSL) took effect.  As the fundamental law regulating food safety in China, the revised FSL provides the basic legal framework for food safety supervision and management.
  • The law is being implemented via regulations and national food safety standards promulgated by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), among other administrative agencies.
  • Keller and Heckman’s Shanghai office has analyzed the FSL and its implications for the food industry in the following article, published in the National Law Review:  “China’s Food Safety Law Takes Effect Today: Are You Ready?”