STC Number - 329

Testing methods for food additives

Maintained by: China
Raised by: India
Supported by:
First date raised: March 2012 G/SPS/R/66, paras. 17-18
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: Raised orally.
Products covered:
Primary subject keyword: Food safety
Keywords: Control, Inspection and Approval Procedures; Food safety; Human health
Status: Not reported
Date reported as resolved:

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

In March 2012, India indicated that it had concerns with the 133 notifications issued by China in July, November and December 2011, proposing testing methods for identifying the physical and chemical index of substances in food products. India had responded to the notifications seeking additional information, including clarification on the purpose of the testing methods, and requested China to provide the scientific methodology used for setting these regulations.
China explained that it had not received India's questions in advance but would convey these to the relevant authorities, and proposed bilateral technical communications.