China: China Announces Standards for Vegetable Protein for Food Industry as WTO SPS Notification 1010

On November 19, 2015, China notified the WTO of the National Food Safety Standard of Vegetable Protein for Food Industry (an update of the GB/T 20371), issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), as SPS/N/CHN/1010. This standard applies to vegetable protein products intended for food preparation and food industry, using plants as main raw material, prepared by various separation and extraction. This standard does not apply to single celled vegetable protein. The deadline for submission of final comments to China is January 18, 2016. The proposed date of entry is yet to be determined. Comments can be sent to China’s SPS Enquiry Point at sps@aqsiq.gov.cn. The following report contains an unofficial translation of this draft measure.

China: China Announces Standards for Vegetable Protein for Food Industry as WTO SPS Notification 1010