Retailers of diary products required to get licence for business in Hainan
To legally sell diary products, retailers in Hainan must to apply for new operating licences or renew their old ones by the end of July this year according to the announcement released by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, reports xinhuanet.com.
Starting from April 1, diary products retailers in Hainan are required to apply for the licences that allow them to sell diary products that contain baby formula.
In August, Hainan relevant departments will tighten the supervision to ensure the safety of diary products in the markets. Retailers that sell diary products without formula approval will be punished, according to the regulations.
"I will coordinate with the local industry and commerce department to apply for the license as soon as I receive the notice," said Ms. Wang, the owner of an infant diary store in Haikou.
Since the media exposure of the toxic substance melamine in baby formula in 2008, many parents are concerning the safety of diary products. They hope that this new measure will help regulate the diary products markets in China.