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Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

On September 14, 2020 China notified a draft revised National Food Safety Standard for Beverages to the World Trade Organization as G/SPS/N/CHN/1169. Once finalized, the revised standard will replace the current National Food Safety Standard for Beverages (GB7101-2015), which was issued in November 2015 and entered into force a year later. Compared to the current standard, the revised standard revises certain terms and definitions, sensory requirements, physical and chemical indicators, microbial limits, and other requirements. China has not announced a proposed date of entry into force of the revised standard. Comments can be sent to China’s SPS Enquiry Point at by November 13, 2020. This report contains an unofficial translation of the draft standard.