Infant Formula Regulation Confusion

Recent confusing in Australia’s booming infant formula industry is driven by unclear Chinese regulations regarding the new registration process to sell products in the region. Companies wanting to enter the market have been waiting upwards of 15 months for an audit, and would like an explanation for why China is taking time. The China Food and Drug Administration has announced new regulations aimed at reducing the number of infant formula brands sold across the country, which will limit Australian infant formula companies such as Bellamy’s a2, Bega Cheese and Blackmores when they become effective in October.