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IFAC – Creating A Presence With Key Regulatory and Government Bodies


The International Food Additives Council (IFAC) is a global association representing manufacturers and end-users of food ingredients and food additives. China is an important market for food additives manufacturers. However, the challenge for IFAC members was to effectively monitor new regulations, and provide input on the draft regulatory proposals, given the typically short timeframe for response from the government. In the absence of official English versions of draft regulatory proposals, there was no consistency in the translations and understanding of these regulations. There were no coordinated submissions of the comments to the Chinese government or effective channels for IFAC members to establish a relationship with the government.  


Kellen provides regular monitoring reports on the regulatory proposals, and special alerts for urgent draft regulatory proposals, coordinating with local members on the discussion and submission of the comments. IFAC signed an MoU with local counterparts building up more regular dialogue and holding key senior leadership meetings in conjunction with the annual Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) meeting. 


Kellen effectively provides updates in English on the regulatory proposals, submit the member comments on time to the Chinese government, and maintain consistent dialogue with the local counterpart, as well as share with the Chinese government and local counterpart IFAC GMP Guides that were warmly received. Kellen now also provides regular monitoring report on the regulatory proposals for IFAC from Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Chinese Taiwan 

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