Date: Nov 05, 2019
On October 31, 2019, China's State Council published the Regulation on the Implementation of the Food Safety Law ("Regulation").  The new Regulation contains 10 chapters and 86 articles, outlining detailed rules for food surveillance and assessment, food safety standards, food inspection, food import and export, etc. The Regulation will become effective on December 1, 2019.
Compared with the 2017 draft for comment, see Keller and Heckman's China Regulatory Matters newsletter available here, some of the notable changes are as follows:
The new Regulation qualifies and expands some of the requirements under the Food Safety Law and will serve as a critical food safety regulatory document in the coming years. The industry should be mindful of the requirements under the Regulation to avoid noncompliance that can often lead to disruption of business operations in China. We are preparing an unofficial English translation, which will be available for a nominal fee.
Should you have any questions about the Regulation, please do not hesitate to contact David Ettinger (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jenny Li ( email@example.com), Eric Gu(firstname.lastname@example.org), or your existing contact at Keller and Heckman LLP.
 See http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2019-10/31/content_5447142.htm
 See Management Rules for Food Operation Licensing.
 SAMR: State Administration for Market Regulation; MARA: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The GM food labeling rules jointly promulgated by SAMR and MARA are yet to be established; before that, the current Management Rules for the Labeling of Agricultural GMOs by MARA still should be followed.