Recently, the Second Division of the Comprehensive Enforcement Team of the Market Supervision Bureau and the Fengming Institute, in conjunction with the public security department, have found a case involving the production and sale of food additives that used excessive quantities of food additives.
It was found that Zhou, the party involved, produced vermicelli in a farm rental house in Jiayuan Village, Road, Fengming Street, without registration with the market supervision department and without obtaining a food business license. Law enforcement officers found in Zhou’s production workshop unsealed sweet potato starch, tapioca starch, potato starch, food additive alum, and the finished bulk flour.
According to Zhou’s statement, he mixed sweet potato starch, tapioca starch, and potato starch in proportions, added water and stirred, and then added alum. The flour peels were produced using the flour peel processing equipment in the workshop, and the flour peels produced were packed in transparent plastic bags. Sell to local farmers’ markets.
After sampling inspection, the aluminum residue in the powder skin in Zhou’s workshop is as high as 489mg/kg, which is higher than the national standard GB2760-2014″National Food Safety Standard for the Use of Food Additives” and the National Health and Family Planning Commission Announcement No. 1, 2015 Residual aluminum limit (≤200mg/kg). At the same time, after inspection by the inspection agency, the aluminum residues in sweet potato starch, tapioca starch, and potato starch used in the production of flour skins in Zhou’s workshop were all normal and low in content. Therefore, Zhou added excessive alum as a food additive during the production of the noodles, resulting in excessive aluminum residues in the noodles, which may be harmful to human health.
A certain act of Zhou is suspected of violating Article 34(4) of the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China, which prohibits the production and operation of the following foods, food additives, and food-related products:(4) Use of food beyond the scope and limit Provision of additives for food. Pursuant to Article 124(3) of the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China, Article 3 of the Provisions of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on the Prosecution Standards of Criminal Cases Under the Jurisdiction of Public Security Organs (1) In the second paragraph, Zhou’s behavior has been suspected of committing a crime, and the Market Supervision Bureau transferred the case to the public security organs for handling.