Food for Special Medical Purpose Sub-working Group and Paediatric Nutrition Sub-working Group Position Paper 2021/2022 - 特殊医学用途配方食品顾问委员会和婴幼儿营养子工作组建议书 2021/2022 Go back »


People who have particular physical or physiological conditions and/or specific diseases and disorders may need foods that are specially processed or formulated to satisfy particular dietary requirements. Such foods include food for special medical purpose (FSMP) and infant and young children formula food (infant formula).

The FSMP industry tries to provide the best and most economical nutritional support for the treatment and recovery of people with special medical needs. It enhances people's quality of life by catering to their individual needs, cutting treatment costs and supporting healthier ways of living.

The European Chamber's Food for Special Medical Purpose Sub-working Group was established in 2016, and counts four leading international manufacturers as members that specialise in special nutrition. Members
of this sub-working group have charted outstanding performances in the domestic FSMP market by introducing advanced products, and are committed to FSMP industry growth in China.

While breast milk provides the most ideal nutrition for babies, a small number of mothers are unable to breastfeed because of medical or other reasons. Infant formula provides nutrients for the growth and development of infants who cannot be breastfed. The European Chamber's Paediatric Nutrition Sub-working Group was established in 2009, and currently has eleven international companies as members and four domestic manufacturers as local partners. Members and partners of the sub-working group include major manufacturers of infant formula that are active in China, and their expertise is widely recognised by Chinese consumers. They are known for providing high-quality paediatric nutrition products that meet consumer needs.

The sub-working group believes that breast milk is the best food for infants and wants to offer its support in educating both health workers and the general public on the benefits of breast milk.

The Food for Special Medical Purposes Sub-working Group and the Paediatric Nutrition Sub-working Group fall under the European Chamber’s Agriculture, Food and Beverage Working Group. All groups believe that it is crucial to regulate the special food sector with modern legislation and standards, based on scientific evidence and input from both industry and the public at large. The two sub-working groups strive to promote dialogue and communication among all relevant stakeholders, including with industry associations and regulators. Both are committed to contributing to a better quality of life in China, and to ensuring that the whole special food industry is safe, healthy and sustainable.

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