Synlait receives Chinese import registration for A2 infant formula

Posted by Andrea Hogan on 2nd October 2017

Synlait has received registration that will allow the company to continue to export A2 Milk Company infant formula to China.

The registration is required under new regulation that requires all infant formula importers to be registered with the China Food and Drug Administration by 1 January 2018.

New Zealand’s Synlait, which produces the A2 Milk Company infant formula, said in order to get registration, rigorous testing of raw materials and finished product testing, certification of manufacturing standards, formulation assessment and packaging changing for labelling and branding requirements.

Synlait Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, John Penno, said the registration was another milestone in its long-term, relationship with The A2 Milk Company.

“Synlait teams in New Zealand and China compiled a significant dossier to ensure our application was in line with CFDA requirements,” Penno said.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The A2 Milk Company, Geoffrey Babidge, said The A2 Milk Company’s multi-channel infant formula stagey in both China products and cross-border English label products has positioned The A2 Milk Company well in the context of the current regulatory requirements.

“We look forward to the continued expansion of our business sin China following this announcement,” Babidge said.


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