According to Section 119 of the Chinese Medicine Ordinance, no person shall sell, import or possess any proprietary Chinese medicine unless the proprietary Chinese medicine is registered under the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong. Proprietary Chinese medicine means any proprietary product:

(a) composed solely of the following as active ingredients:

  (i) any Chinese herbal medicines,

  (ii) any materials of herbal, animal or mineral origin customarily used by the Chinese; or

  (iii) any medicines and materials referred to in subparagraphs (i) and (ii) respectively;

(b) formulated in a finished dose form; and

(c) known or claimed to be used for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention or alleviation of any disease or any symptom of a disease in human beings, or for the regulation of the functional states of the human body.

The product which contain Chinese Medicine which meet all the following can be defined as food, e.g. Haw flakes. Governed by the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132):

  1. the product used in form or manner of normal foods (e.g. should be taken orally and cannot specify the recommended dosage) ;
  2. The product does not contain any claim on curative or health care function; and
  3. All the Chinese herbs used in the product are generally being considered as food.

CMA Testing provides all rounded Proprietary Chinese medicine Testing and consultation service, we can help our customer to tackle their barriers in registration of Proprietary Chinese medicine. We are also a member of Proprietary Chinese Medicine Registration Supporting Scheme (A3) – Service Provider. 

Welcome to contact us to know more about Proprietary Chinese medicine registration and consultation service. 

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