Pathogen Limits for Food

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Posted on: 10 Nov 2012

On October 16, 2012, China notified to the WTO a National Food Safety Standard – Pathogen Limits for Food as SPS/N/CHN 544.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 10/18/2012 GAIN Report Number: 12063 China - Peoples Republic of Post: Beijing National Food Safety Standard-Pathogen Limits for Food Report Categories: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification Approved By: Scott Sindelar Prepared By: M. Melinda Report Highlights: On October 16, 2012, China notified to the WTO a National Food Safety Standard – Pathogen Limits for Food as SPS/N/CHN 544. The standard stipulates pathogen limits for food, and sets a date for final comments submission of December 15 2012. The proposed date of entry into force is to be determined. This report is an INFORMAL translation of this document. Comments can be sent to China’s SPS Enquiry Point at sps@aqsiq.gov.cn General Information: Full text of translation is provided in attachment.
Posted: 10 November 2012

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