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Evolution of Health Food Registration and Filing Number Format

China

Jul 31, 2019

(1) On March, 1996, the former Ministry of Health issued Administrative Measures on Health Food. According to the measures,

* the registration number format for approved domestic health food is 卫食健字 (4 digital numbers indicating year) + the serial number

** the registration number format for approved imported health food is 卫食健进字 (4 digital numbers indicating year) + the serial number, or 卫进食健字 (4 digital numbers indicating year) + the serial number

(2) On April, 2005, the former CFDA issued Administrative Measures on Health Food Registration (Trial). According to the measures,

* the registration number format for approved domestic health food is 国食健字G+ 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 4 serial numbers

** the registration number format for approved imported health food is 国食健字J + 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 4 serial numbers

Capital letter G and J represent domestic and imported, respectively.

(3) On July, 2016, the former CFDA issued Administrative Measures on Health Food Registration and Filing. According to the measures,

* the registration number format for approved domestic health food is 国食健注G+ 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 4 serial numbers

** the registration number format for approved imported health food is 国食健注J + 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 4 serial numbers

*** the filing number format for approved domestic health food is 食健备G + 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 2 digital numbers (indicating province) + 6 serial numbers

**** the filing number format for approved imported health food is 食健备J + 4 digital numbers (indicating year) + 00 + 6 serial numbers

Capital letter G and J represent domestic and imported, respectively.

Source: China Nutrition and Health Food Association

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