On December 26, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China released the national food safety standard of Pathogen Limits for Food. Draft of the standard was notified to the WTO as SPS N CHN 354. The Standard will be implemented on July 1, 2014.
This standard provides the indexes for pathogen in foods, limits and testing methods, applies to pre-packaged foods and does not apply to canned foods.
With or without pathogen limits, the food producers, processors and traders shall take control measures to reduce the pathogen level in foods and the possibility of causing risks. After taking samples according to provisions of the GB4789.1, the sample shall be tested according to the testing methods.
Tuesday February 25, 2014/ GAIN-USDA/ United States.