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Paris and Beijing, 29 March 2023 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and Department of Certification, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) / Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA), are pleased to announce that CHINA HACCP – Implementation rules for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system certification (v2021) published 29 July 2021 has successfully achieved Technical Equivalence against GFSI benchmarking Requirements v2020.

The acknowledgement encompasses the following GFSI scopes:
CI Processing of Perishable Animal Products
CII Processing of Plant Perishable Products
CIII Processing of Animal and Plant Perishable Products (Mixed Products)
CIV Processing of Ambient Stable Products
E Catering

Xiaoqun He, the second-level inspector of the Department of Certification of SAMR (CNCA), said, “The quality certification has become an important starting point for Chinese products and services to move towards the middle and high-end market in China. GFSI is a very influential international community in the food industry, playing a very positive role in the development of the food industry, food safety, technological progress, and smooth transaction of upstream and downstream trade. I believe that the technical equivalence between CHINA HACCP and GFSI can further facilitate the entry of Chinese food into the GFSI cycle. This reflects the continuous contribution of quality certification to food safety governance in China and the world.”

Lalaina Randriamanantsoa, GFSI Senior Technical Manager, said, “I am delighted to have the content of the HACCP system standard acknowledged against the GFSI Benchmarking requirements v2020 for the submitted scopes. Congratulations to the team for their dedication throughout the process!”

About Technical Equivalence

Technical Equivalence is a category of GFSI benchmarking process dedicated to government-owned standards. It acknowledges the equivalence of the standard’s content to the relevant scope(s) of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements Part III. Unlike GFSI-recognition, Technical Equivalence does not include the assessment of the programme’s governance and operational management. The Technical Equivalence process is detailed in the Technical Equivalence Requirements.

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About the Global Food Safety Initiative

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is a CEO-led Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum, bringing together 45 retailers and manufacturers and an extended food safety community to help oversee food safety standards for businesses and help provide access to safe food for people everywhere. As one of the world’s largest networks to help achieve safe food , GFSI is committed to making food safety everyone’s business and the Coalition members are addressing challenges facing food safety systems in their supply chains and the markets they operate in, and are helping to raise the food safety bar globally. Its ambition is to strengthen and harmonise food safety systems so they are able to feed the growing, global population and develop markets that can deliver food safely, no matter where in the world the consumer is. To learn more, visit www.mygfsi.com 

For further information, contact Sarah Menigault, Communications Officer, The Consumer Goods Forum

About Department of Certification Supervision and Regulation of SAMR (CNCA)

The scheme owner of the HACCP system in China is CNCA. CNCA is responsible for formulating and implementing a supervision and management system for certification and conformity assessment, planning and guiding the development of the certification industry, assisting in investigating and punishing certification violations, and organizing and participating in international or regional organization activities for certification and conformity assessment.

To learn more, visit www.cnca.gov.cn
For further information, contact zhengly@cnca.gov.cn

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