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The National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China has issued Announcement No. 735 Incorporation of Printed Matter into Prepackaged Food.

This announcement clarifies the necessary print article to be added in prepackaged food for the sake of food packaging, transportation and storage. The announcement specifies the following:

  • The content indicated on print article must be in line with China Food Safety Law and other related regulations.
  • The print article cannot replace the contents that shall be labeled on outer package.
  • The print article directly contacting with food must be safe and do no harm to people’s health.
  • It shall comply with relevant food product standards and General Safety Requirements for Food Contact Materials and Articles (GB 4806.1–2016).

The announcement was issued on November 7, 2017.