Food News Hot News of the Week (2020.12.27—2021.1.2)
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The following is a week of food news (2020.12.27-2021.1.2) compiled by FoodPartner. Please indicate FoodPartner.

1. Domestic hot news
1、Notice·Announcement


The State Administration of Market Supervision issued the”Dairy Products Quality and Safety Improvement Action Plan” notice (Guo Shi Jian Shi Sheng [2020]195Number)
In order to implement the”Opinions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council on Deepening Reform and Strengthening Food Safety Work”,”Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Promoting the Revitalization of the Dairy Industry and Guaranteeing Milk Quality and Safety”,”Notice of the Food Safety Commission of the State Council on Printing and Distributing Key Food Safety Work Arrangements in 2020″, etc. The document requirements further urge enterprises to implement their main responsibilities, improve the quality and safety of dairy products, and promote the high-quality development of the dairy industry. The State Administration of Market Supervision has formulated the”Dairy Products Quality and Safety Improvement Action Plan.” (State Administration for Market Regulation)
Entrusted by the National Health Commission, according to the”Food Safety Law” and”New Food Raw Material Safety Review and Management Measures”, the new food material of Haematococcus pluvialis oil has recently passed the technical review of the Expert Review Committee and is now open solicit opinions. (National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment)
The food industry is a basic industry that guarantees people’s livelihood, and it is also a sunrise industry that integrates tertiary industries. In order to implement the people-centered development thinking, do a solid job of”six stability”, fully implement the”six guarantees” task, and accelerate the advancement of the provincial food industry foundation and the modernization of the industrial chain during the”14th Five-Year Plan” period. High-quality development, approved by the Shandong Provincial Government, issued a notice on several measures to accelerate the high-quality development of the food industry. (Shandong Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology)
According to the”Regulations on Administration of Veterinary Drugs” and”Regulations on Veterinary Drug Registration”, after review, approval was approved by Sinopharm Group Animal Health Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Kangbaide Biotechnology Co., Ltd., and Siao Biotechnology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. 3 The swine transmissible gastroenteritis virus colloidal gold test strips declared by the domestic unit are new veterinary drugs, and the”New Veterinary Drug Registration Certificate” is issued, and the product trial procedures, quality standards, instructions and labels are issued, which will be implemented from the date of issuance. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
2, Food Safety·Exposure Table


Recently, the Food and Drug Security Brigade of the Public Security Bureau of Anxin County cracked a case involving the production and sale of toxic and harmful food. On December 9, after receiving reports from the masses of suspected illegal addition of toxic and harmful substances in cooked donkey meat sold in a donkey meat restaurant in Laohetou Town, the Food and Drug Safety Brigade of the Public Security Bureau of Anxin County quickly carried out inspections and judgments, and organized police to handle the case The cooked donkey meat in the donkey meat hall is sampled and sent for inspection. After inspection, the content of sodium nitrite in the cooked donkey meat in the donkey meat hall was 680mg/kg, which seriously exceeded the national standard. (Anxin Public Security WeChat ID)
Comment: The person in charge of the donkey meat restaurant, Meng Mou, has been taken criminal compulsory measures by Anxin Public Security in accordance with the law, and the case is being further processed.
On the afternoon of December 25, Liuhe Court publicly pronounced the first instance of the crime of producing and selling toxic and harmful foods by the defendant Yang Moufu and others. The investigation found that between October 2018 and March 21, 2020, the defendant Yang Moufu used the purchased pork processing waste containing lymph nodes and adrenal glands without operating permits and sanitation permits. Non-food raw materials,”edible oil” is refined in his home, the amount is more than 2,700 kilograms, and it is sold to many restaurants in the district. The defendant Wang Mouxi and the six others knew that the”edible oil” used in the restaurant was made from pork processing waste, and they still used the”edible oil” to make food and sell them to customers. (Liuhe Court WeChat Account)
Comments: The defendant Yang Moufu and other 7 persons were sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of one year to six months, suspended for one year, and fined RMB 5,000 to 20,000 , Pay 10 times the compensation of the sales price, and publicly apologize in the provincial media.
Since 2020, the market supervision departments of Anhui province have strictly implemented the”four strictest” requirements of General Secretary Jin Ping, performed their duties earnestly, took major and important cases as a breakthrough, strengthened the investigation and handling of food safety cases, and effectively protected the lives of the people health and safety. Anhui Provincial Market Supervision and Administration Bureau announced a number of typical cases. (Market Supervision Administration of Anhui Province)
Comments: The case involved the investigation by the Suzhou Municipal Market Supervision Administration of Anhui Jiahui Food Co., Ltd. that did not obtain a food production and operation license to engage in food production and business activities, and the Bowang District Market Supervision Administration of Ma’anshan City investigated and dealt with it Lumei Catering Service Co., Ltd. did not obtain a food production and operation license to engage in food production and operation activities. The Shitai County Market Supervision and Administration Bureau of Chizhou City investigated and dealt with the case of Anhui Escort Ecological Agriculture Co., Ltd. did not obtain a food production license to engage in food production and operation. Yuanxian Market Supervision and Administration Bureau and the public security organs uncovered an extremely large poisonous and harmful food case.
As an important place for daily consumption of the general public, the food safety of supermarkets is also closely related to the vital interests of the people. A few days ago, Taishun No.1 Supermarket was punished by Taishun County Market Supervision and Administration Bureau with a total of 200,000 yuan for selling corrupted and degraded food and using food additives in excess of various illegal acts. (Taishun market supervision WeChat account)
Comment: The people regard food as the heaven, and food safety is the first. Food safety is no small matter. Food business operators must establish a food safety self-inspection system, regularly check stocks of food, and promptly clean up spoiled or expired food to ensure consumer food safety. In the process of buying food, consumers should check the relevant identification labels of the food, make a request for tickets, and retain evidence for subsequent rights protection.
Recently, the People’s Court of Kaili City issued a verdict of the first instance in five criminal cases involving the production and sale of toxic and harmful foods. Since 2016, the defendants Chen Moumei, Yao Mou, Li Moujun, and Chen Mouqin were engaged in bean sprouts production at home. In order to make bean sprouts rootless, high yield, good appearance, and not easy to rot, the four defendants mixed”rootless water”,”AB powder”,”rootless bean sprout growth regulator” and other substances in the process of producing bean sprouts. Get a profit from sales at the farmers’ market. In addition, from October 2019 to April 2020, the defendant Bao Moucui added poppy husks to the stewed material to boil stewed pork and stewed tofu, and sold them to the farmers’ market for profit. (WeChat account of the People’s Court of Kaili City)
Comments: The five defendants were sentenced to the crime of producing and selling toxic and harmful foods in accordance with the law, and sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment ranging from one to eight months, suspended sentences, and sentenced to 100,000 to 40,000 Fines ranging from RMB 500,000; illegal gains shall be confiscated and turned over to the State Treasury; food production, sales and related activities are prohibited during the probation period; punitive damages ranging from 500,000 yuan to 200,000 yuan shall be paid; at the same time at the county level or above ( (Including county level) The media apologized to the public.
For food producers and operators, it is common knowledge that the food production license QS mark has been deactivated. However, the Yuyao market supervision department has recently discovered the QS mark reappearing in the market. After in-depth investigation, it was found , The black workshop producing these counterfeit foods turned out to be”borrowing” the food packaging marked with the QS mark a few years ago. (WeChat account of Yuyao Market Supervision Bureau)
Comments: The producer Ge and the seller Gao involved in this case have been filed for investigation by the market supervision department, and the case is under further investigation.
3, domestic food information hot news

In December 2020, the State Administration of Market Supervision announced that over half of the 45 batches of unqualified food came from online stores

Food Partner Network summarized the announcements issued by the General Administration of Market Supervision in December 2020 Food sampling situation. According to the release date, in December 2020, the State Administration of Market Supervision announced the third phase of the notice on the unqualified food, involving 45 batches of unqualified food. (Food Partners Network)
Review:The unqualified samples involve health foods, roasted seeds and nuts products, convenience foods, bee products, pastries, wines, meat products, milk There are 15 categories of products, edible agricultural products, vegetable products, potato and puffed food, fruit products, special dietary foods, condiments, and beverages. Among them, the number of unqualified samples of edible agricultural products was the largest, with 16 batches.


On December 25, the National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center publicly solicited opinions on two new varieties of food additives. According to the”Administrative Measures for New Varieties of Food Additives” and”Regulations on the Application and Acceptance of New Varieties of Food Additives”, the safety and technological necessity of the applications for two new food additives, protease and phosphoinositide phospholipase C, have passed the expert review committee Technical review is now open for comments. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Protease derived from Bacillus subtilis is applied as an enzyme preparation for the food industry for protein hydrolysis; derived from Pseudomonas fluorescens Phosphoinositide Phospholipase C is applied as a new variety of enzyme preparation for food industry, used for degumming of edible vegetable oil. The quality specification requirements of the two enzyme preparations for the food industry should meet the requirements of the”National Food Safety Standard, Food Additives, Enzyme Preparations for the Food Industry” (CG B1886.174).
In order to strengthen the supervision of food-related product quality and safety, promote the healthy development of the industry, and effectively protect the health of the people, in accordance with the relevant provisions of my country’s Food Safety Law and Product Quality Supervision and Random Inspection Management Measures, the State Administration for Market Regulation and Market supervision departments at all levels continue to carry out random inspections on food-related product safety. This article summarizes the results of food-related product safety inspections released by the market supervision departments of various regions in the country in 2020, and compares and analyzes the data, so as to provide a reference for a comprehensive understanding of the safety status of food-related products in my country. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: In 2020, a total of 7619 batches of food-related products were sampled nationwide, involving 10 categories, and 492 batches of substandard products, with a failure rate of 6.46%. Through the analysis of the risk indicators of the problematic products, it is found that the types of unqualified items involved include quality indicators, labels, microorganisms, illegal additions, pollutants and additives in 6 categories. Among them, quality indicators and labeling issues are the main reasons leading to product unqualified, unqualified items accounted for 85.56%of the total unqualified items.
A few days ago, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs released the monitoring status of veterinary drug residues in aquatic products of national origin in 2020. The qualified rate of monitoring of veterinary drug residues in aquatic products of national origin was 99.1%, which has remained above 99%for eight consecutive years. The quality and safety of aquatic products in aquaculture is relatively stable. High level. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
Comments: The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs implements the”2020 National Production Area Aquatic Products Veterinary Drug Residue Monitoring Program” and organizes 30 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government and 3 separate cities and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps agricultural and rural areas The (fisheries) competent authority inspected 2,437 aquaculture units, randomly inspected 4,000 batches of 26 aquatic products such as grass carp and carp, found 37 batches of substandard samples, and treated 1.9 tons of substandard aquatic products in a harmless manner. More than 20 enterprises and individuals were fined 138,000 yuan in total, effectively cracking down on illegal drug use in aquaculture.
In order to effectively regulate food labeling and marking and better safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of consumers, the Hubei Provincial Market Supervision Bureau will further strengthen the supervision of food labeling and marking, focusing on inspections of the labels and markings of products such as liquor and solid beverages. (Hubei Market Supervision WeChat)
Comment: For food labeling and labeling violations, market supervision departments at all levels will continue to increase penalties and severely crack down on the use of labeling and labeling fraud, fraud, and false propaganda. Food labels and instructions expressly or imply illegal acts with disease prevention, treatment and health care functions, and non-infant and young children’s foods express or imply acts for infants and young children on their labels, labels, and instructions. If it is found that the labeling and marking do not comply with the laws, regulations and food safety standards, it will be punished in strict accordance with the requirements of the Food Safety Law and other laws and regulations to effectively regulate the behavior of food labeling and marking.
Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs issued the”Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Reduction of Damage and Increased Efficiency in the Processing of Agricultural Products” (hereinafter referred to as the”Opinions”), which aims to guide agricultural product processing enterprises in rational processing, deep processing, comprehensive utilization and processing, and promote the diversification of agricultural products Development, multi-level utilization, and multi-step value-added, realize loss reduction and increase supply, loss reduction and income increase, loss reduction and efficiency increase, and ensure food security and effective supply of major agricultural products. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
Comments: The”Opinions” proposes that by 2025, the loss rate of agricultural products processing will drop below 5%. By 2035, the loss rate of agricultural products processing will drop below 3%.
On December 23, the Guangdong Quality Inspection Association officially released two group standards including the”Technical Specification for Labeling and Marking of Plastic Composite Film Bag Products for Food Contact” and”Technical Specification for Labeling and Marking of Melamine Plastic Tableware Products”. (Guangdong Quality Inspection Association)
Comments: The release of the two group logos provides a basis for regulatory authorities, a methodological guide for manufacturers, and a guide for consumers. It will effectively promote the development of high-quality standardization of food contact products in Eastern Province and even the whole country.
Recently, the Guangdong Provincial Market Supervision Administration, in conjunction with the Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security, the Provincial Department of Commerce, the Provincial Department of Education, and the Provincial Health and Health Commission, issued the””Cantonese Cuisine Master” Project Standard System Planning and Roadmap (2020-2024) )”, marking the birth of the country’s first Cantonese cuisine standard system plan. This plan became the first top-level design among the four major systems of the”Cantonese cuisine master” project. It will provide a scientific and reasonable plan for the high-quality development of the”Cantonese cuisine master” project. Guidelines. (Guangdong market supervision WeChat account)
Comments: In view of the lack of top-level design and overall planning in the standardization of Cantonese cuisine, the serious lack of general basic standards, and the insufficient supply of standards, the”Master Cantonese Cuisine” project standard system planning and roadmap are focused on improvement The whole chain of Cantonese cuisine standard system, improve the standard quality of Cantonese cuisine, orderly promote the development of Cantonese cuisine industry standards, enhance the comprehensive strength and market competitiveness of the Cantonese cuisine industry, and comprehensively and systematically promote the Cantonese cuisine industry towards scale, branding and internationalization.
In 2019, the output of edible fungi in Shandong Province reached 3.464 million tons, and the output value reached 21.84 billion yuan. Compared with the production of 3.44 million tons of edible fungi in 2018 and the output value of 21.5 billion yuan, the output increased by 0.7%and the output value increased by 1.6%. The province’s production efficiency of edible fungi rose steadily, and continued to maintain the”new normal” of steady development. (WeChat account of China Edible Fungus Association)
Comments: While the edible fungus in Shandong Province is developing rapidly, there are also certain problems, mainly manifested in:first, the quality of the bacteria is uneven; the second is the weak intensive processing technology; the third is the mechanical equipment Level backward.
December is about to pass. FoodPartner.com has compiled the hot news in the food industry in December. (Food Partners Network)
Comment: On December 9, the Supreme People’s Court held a press conference and issued the”Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Food Safety Civil Disputes (1)”, since Effective on January 1, 2021. On December 23, the Guangzhou Municipal Market Supervision and Administration Bureau announced the handling of the “Simba Live Streaming Instant Bird’s Nest” incident. The two companies involved were fined 2.9 million yuan in total.
In response to consumers’ strong feedback from online shopping before and after Double Eleven, such as price increases and discounts, false promotions, induced transactions, etc., based on price monitoring, complaints and reports and other relevant clues, the State Administration of Market Supervision has legally challenged Beijing Jingdong Century Information Technology Co., Ltd. (Jingdong), Hangzhou Haochao E-commerce Co., Ltd. (Tmall), and Guangzhou Vipshop E-commerce Co., Ltd. (Vipshop) conducted investigations into improper price behaviors in self-operated businesses. (State Administration for Market Regulation)
Comments: Dec. 24, 2020, a penalty decision was made in accordance with Article 40 of the Price Law and Article 7 of the Provisions on Administrative Penalties for Pricing Illegal Acts, and the above three companies were imposed 50 Administrative penalty of a fine of 10,000 yuan.
II. International Hot News


1, International Early Warning


According to the official website of the European Union, in the 52nd week of 2020, the European Rapid Warning System for Food and Feed (RASFF) notified 5 cases of Chinese food and related products. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Food Partners.com reminds all export companies to strictly follow the requirements of EU member states to export their products, do not use EU unauthorized substances, check the pesticide residues in the products, and pay attention to the contents of the products. The existence of diseased microorganisms ensures the safety of food and related products and avoids export risks.
Recently, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan updated the violation of the Japanese Food Sanitation Law on food exported to Japan and notified multiple batches of food and related products as unqualified. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Food Partner Network reminds all export companies to export products strictly in accordance with the requirements of the exporting country to ensure the safety of food and related products and avoid export risks.
According to the European Union’s Rapid Early Warning System for Food and Feed (RASFF), on December 28, 2020, the European Union notified my country that slotted spoons exported from China were unqualified. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Remind all export companies to export products strictly in accordance with the requirements of the importing country, pay attention to the migration of various substances in food contact materials, ensure the safety of food and related products, and avoid exports risk.
Recently, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan updated the violation of the Japanese Food Sanitation Law on food exported to Japan and notified multiple batches of food and related products as unqualified. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Food Partners.com reminds export companies that exporting products are strictly required by exporting countries to ensure product safety and avoid export risks.
According to the European Union’s Rapid Early Warning System for Food and Feed (RASFF), on December 30, 2020, the European Union notified my country to export stainless steel colanders as unqualified. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Food Partner Network reminds all export companies to strictly control the food production process, pay attention to the presence of heavy metals in the products, ensure the safety of food and related products, and ensure the safety of food.
2.International Food


According to the statistics of the International Tea Council (ITC), the world’s tea plantations reached 5 million hectares in 2019, an increase of 2.5%from 2018. The world’s tea planting area increased by 1.16 million hectares in the ten years from 2010 to 2019. In 2019, it increased by 30.2%over 2010, with an average annual compound growth rate of 3.5%. (WeChat account of China Tea Circulation Association)
Comments: China and India are the world’s major tea producing countries and major consumers, as well as the two major developing countries with rapid global economic growth. Driven by China and India, the global tea industry continued to maintain steady growth in 2019. The overall performance is:the area of ​​tea gardens continues to expand, the output of tea continues to grow, the export volume continues to increase slowly, the price increases slightly with a steady increase, and the consumer demand is slowly released. The emerging tea consumer markets such as the countries along the “Belt and Road” have become the focus of the global tea industry. But from the perspective of the global tea industry, healthy, coordinated and sustainable development are still important propositions.
Russian”Communiqué” recently reported that, according to current regulations, Russian companies with more than 50%of Russian foreign investors’ holdings are eligible to fish after obtaining permission from the Russian Government’s Foreign Control Committee. At present, the Russian Anti-Monopoly Agency proposes to reduce the controlling interest of foreign investors in the fishery sector to 25%and tighten restrictions on foreign investors. (China-Russia Information Network)
Comments: Within one year after the entry into force of the new regulations, foreign investors with a shareholding ratio of 25%-50%must obtain approval from the Russian Government’s Foreign Investment Committee regarding their continued holding or reduction of shares. Otherwise, it will be deprived of the voting rights of the shareholders meeting by the court.
Vietnam Aquatic Products Processing and Exporting Association (VASEP) stated that the country strives to exceed the USD 8.58 billion mark in aquatic product exports by 2020. Due to the impact of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), Vietnam’s aquatic product exports continued to decline in the first half of the year. However, since July this year, Vietnam’s aquatic product exports have recovered. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Among the current six major export markets, the export volume of Vietnamese aquatic products to the United States, the European Union and China has increased significantly by 25%, 30%and 15%respectively. Exports of aquatic products to China increased by 19%in November this year. Vietnam’s exports to China reached approximately US$1.48 billion, an increase of nearly 5%. However, during the epidemic, the Chinese market is strictly controlling the import of aquatic products. Therefore, it is expected that the export of Vietnamese aquatic products to China will decrease in the next few months.
Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, December 27 news:The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture Mananya said that the Thai Ministry of Agriculture has policies that have always emphasized the need to raise consumers’ awareness of milk consumption and encourage more young Thai consumers to drink milk. The goal is to increase from 18 liters/person/year to 25 liters/person/year by 2026. (Food Partners Network)
Comment: The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand supports the development of Thailand’s dairy industry and will prepare to organize a national theme”The Next Normal State of Technological Innovation in Thailand’s Dairy Industry” from January 8 to 17, 2021 The Dairy Festival serves as a platform to showcase the country’s milk science and dairy industry development to welcome the Year of the Ox in 2021. This shows the technological progress and innovation of the Thai dairy industry, the further expansion of the development potential of the Thai dairy industry, and the promotion of the Thai dairy industry to the ASEAN region.
Three, food technology
On December 28, the Hainan Provincial Department of Science and Technology announced the 2020 Hainan Provincial Basic and Applied Basic Research Program (Provincial Natural Science Foundation) project, and decided to establish 789 projects, including 191 projects in the food field. (Food Partners Network)
On December 24, the Office of the Shandong Provincial Science and Technology Award Committee issued a notice to launch the 2021 Shandong Provincial Science and Technology Award nomination work. The nomination of the Provincial Science and Technology Award is applicable to the Provincial Natural Science Award, Technical Invention Award, Science and Technology Progress Award, and International Science and Technology Cooperation Award. (Food Partners Network)
On December 26, the Hunan Provincial Department of Science and Technology announced that the central government will guide the local science and technology development funds in Hunan in 2021 to approve the proposed project in advance. The publicity period is from December 26 to December 30, 2020. Among them, there are 15 items related to the food field. (Food Partners Network)
Recently, Xiaofeng Gu’s team and collaborators from the Institute of Biotechnology of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences drew the first single-cell-resolution transcriptome map of the root tissue of a monocot model plant rice, which provides an opportunity for studying the specialization, function and evolution of plant cell types New way. Related results were published in the international academic journal”Molecular Plant (Molecular Plant)”. (Institute of Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)