China Coffee Standard: First National Standard for Coffee Beverages in China Formally Released
- The first national standard for coffee beverages has been released.
- Solid content and caffeine content of coffee beverages are regulated in this national standard.
On July 8, 2014, the first national standard for coffee beverages drafted by China Beverage Industry Association was formally approved and released by SAC (Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China). The implementation date of this national standard is December 1, 2014.
The national standard released this time is the first standard for coffee beverages in China. This national standard also takes the solid content of coffee as the technical index as well as the content of caffeine as characteristic index. These two technical indexes can effectively ensure the authenticity of coffee beverages. The release of this national standard will also further regulate the production and marketing of coffee beverages in China.