Local confusion as China changes rules on infant formula

The booming Australian infant formula industry is seeking clarity from Chinese authorities on the new registration process to sell products into China, as players seeking to enter the market have been waiting 15 months for an audit ahead of receiving a licence.

In June the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) announced details of new regulations aimed at reducing the number of infant formula brands sold across the country.

The rules limit registered factories in China and offshore to producing three brands and nine different products each, which will impact Australian infant formula producers such as Bellamy’s a2, Bega Cheese and Blackmores.

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