INFORMAS in China is run by the George Institute for Global Health China.

INFORMAS will be implemented in China with the food composition module as the first step and gradually implement the other modules in the future. The China team has developed and built relationships with key health authorities and stakeholders in China committing to improve the food environment.

The food composition database in China currently holds about 52,000 pre-packaged food collected in and 2015 and 2017.

MS Liping (Polly) HuangMS Liping (Polly) Huang

PhD candidate

School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School

The University of Sydney

Email: Ms Liping (Polly) Huang

Module Status (as of 01/17) Outputs
Public Sector (Food EPI)
Private Sector
Food Composition
  • >25000 food collected in 2015
  • >25,000 food collected in 2017
Food Labelling
Food Promotion
Food Prices
Food Retail
Food Provision
Food Trade & Investment

Huang, L., Li, N., Barzi, F., Ma, G., Trevena, H., Dunford, E., . . . Neal, B. (2015). A systematic review of the prevalence of nutrition labels and completeness of nutrient declarations on pre-packaged foods in China. J Public Health (Oxf), 37(4), 649-658. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu091

Huang, L., Neal, B., Dunford, E., Ma, G., Wu, J. H., Crino, M., & Trevena, H. (2016). Completeness of nutrient declarations and the average nutritional composition of pre-packaged foods in Beijing, China. Prev Med Rep, 4, 397-403. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.08.002

  • The George Institute for Global Health
  • Qualcomm
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