Health care products are a popular saying of health foods. GB16740-97 "General Standard for Health (Functional) Foods" Article 3.1 defines health food as: "Health (function) food is a kind of food, which has the commonality of general food, can regulate the function of the human body, and is suitable for specific people. But not for the purpose of treating diseases. "So in the promotion of products, there can be no words related to efficiency, success rate and so on. The health care function of health food is gradually being accepted by the masses in today's society.
Health care products are the general term for mainland China. In foreign countries, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, it is generally called Dietary Supplements.
On January 8, 2019, 13 departments including the State Administration of Market Supervision jointly deployed a 100-day campaign to rectify the “health” market.