Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service
On September 14, 2020, China notified a draft revised National Food Safety Standard – General Rules for Nutritional Labeling of Prepackaged Foods (GB28050-xxxx) to the World Trade Organization as G/SPS/N/CHN/1165. Once finalized, the revised standard will replace the current National Food Safety Standard – General Rules for Nutritional Labeling of Prepackaged Foods, which was released in 2011. Compared to the 2011 version, the revised draft includes additional nutrients required to be listed on labels, adds recommended serving size information, modifies the label format and the terminology of nutritional claims, and amends the list of foods that are exempted from required nutritional labeling, among other changes. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by November 13, 2020. This report contains an unofficial translation of the draft standard.