Yin Dai

Associate, Food & Drug Practice, Keller and Heckman LLP

With Keller and Heckman since 2013, Yin monitors regulatory developments in food, food packaging, drugs and cosmetics throughout Asia and works with multi-national food and food packaging companies in product stewardship and compliance.  She also participates in the clearance of health food, novel food and new food contact materials in China.  She worked previously with the Institutional Compliance Office of MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas, USA. Based in Shanghai, she is fluent in both Mandarin and English.

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China’s growing (health) food industry:  How to enter the market and stay in it

As the world’s biggest food market, with consistent GDP growth year-on-year, China presents immense opportunities for suppliers of food ingredients and finished food products.  In recent years, exciting changes in the regulation of health foods promises to make those opportunities more achievable.  Nevertheless, knowing the rules of the game is critical. Yin offers a well-rounded survey of current laws and regulations governing food products, including a brief history of the development of China’s regulatory framework.  She also shares several recent headlines of legal enforcement in e-commerce and reform of the management system for health food, including product registration and notification.

  • Doing food business in China: What does the business and regulatory landscape look like?
  • Cross-border e-commerce policies: How is the government promoting e-commerce while protecting food safety?
  • A new management system for health food: What opportunities and challenges does it present for the industry?


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