Food News Hot News of the Week (1.31—2.6)
By: Date: 2021-02-06 Categories: chinesefood Tags: ,
1. Domestic hot news
1. Notice·Announcement


According to the”Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China” and”Coenzyme Q10 and other five health food raw materials catalog”, the State Administration for Market Regulation has formulated the”Coenzyme Q10 and other five health food raw materials for the record product formulation and technical requirements”, now Announced and will come into effect on June 1, 2021. (State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration)
According to the”Administrative Regulations on Administrative Licensing of New Varieties of Food-Related Products” and”Regulations on the Application and Acceptance of New Varieties of Food-Related Products”, 8 food-related products including the reaction products of sodium silicate, trimethylchlorosilane and isopropanol are required The new varieties have passed the technical review of the Expert Review Committee and are now open for comments. (National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment)
In order to thoroughly implement the requirements of General Secretary Jin Ping on the”most rigorous standards” for food safety, and to do a good job in the formulation and revision of national food safety standards, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Food Safety Law, in accordance with the”Open Call for Food Safety in 2021″ According to the document requirements of the”Notice on Proposals for National Standard Project Establishment” (Food Letter [2021] No. 35 of the National Health Office), we are now openly soliciting proposals for the establishment of national food safety standards for the condiment industry in 2021. (China Seasoning Association)
This year, major plant diseases and insect pests have occurred in a more intensive manner, and the task of prevention and control is arduous. It is necessary to firmly establish the idea of ​​fighting disasters and harvesting harvests, and in accordance with the requirements of early planning, early warning, early preparation, and early prevention and control, while doing a good job in the normal prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, we must do our best to prevent and control major crop diseases and insect pests to minimize the damage. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs formulated the”National Action Plan for”Grain by Insects” to ensure a bumper harvest in 2021. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
2. Food Safety·Exposure Table


In January, the General Administration of Market Supervision announced that 35 batches of unqualified food were the main cause of microbial contamination div>

Recently, FoodPartner.com has compiled the food sampling inspections announced by the General Administration of Market Supervision in January 2021. In January 2021, the General Administration of Market Supervision announced the fifth phase of the notice of food unqualified, involving 35 batches of unqualified food. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: According to statistics, the most unqualified samples were found to have the most microbial contamination problems, with 13 batches being the main reason for the unqualified sampling. In addition, there are also unqualified samples that have detected excessive pesticide and veterinary drug residues, food additives exceeding the scope or use of excessive limits, microbial contamination, organic pollutants contamination, substandard quality indicators, heavy metal contamination, quality indicators/food additives and labeling values ​​inconsistent, etc. problem.
In September 2020, the Pinghu City Market Supervision Bureau discovered during the supervision and inspection of the Pinghu health care product store that the imported bird’s nest sold by a health care product store was not accompanied by relevant import information, so it required the operator to provide the legality of the product Proof of source, the shop operator stated that it could not provide it. After preliminary verification, the Pinghu City Market Supervision Bureau filed an investigation into the shop’s conduct of importing bird’s nest without a legal source certificate. (Pinghu market supervision WeChat account)
Comment: The Pinghu City Market Supervision Bureau imposed administrative penalties of confiscation of the bird’s nest involved and fines for the illegal activities of the health store.
Recently, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court concluded a dispute involving trademark infringement and unfair competition of”Paris Baguette” and”PARIS BAGUETTE”. (IPC Beijing WeChat account)
Comment: In the first instance, the defendant Jin Mou and Beijing Ba Li Bei Tian Enterprise Management Co., Ltd. were ordered to stop using the unregistered well-known trademark”Paris Bei Tian” and to stop using the”Ba Li Bei Tian” Enterprise name, stop malicious harassment reporting and other unfair competition behaviors for the purpose of coercing the trading series of trademarks, and order compensation for economic losses and reasonable expenses totaling 1.5 million yuan.
Recently, a food wholesale department in Dongtou Town, Rongshui County, Liuzhou City was investigated and punished by the market supervision department for handling pre-packaged rice whose labels did not meet the requirements. (Liuzhou market supervision WeChat account)
Comment: The food wholesale department is suspected of operating pre-packaged foods with labels that do not comply with the regulations, violating Article 67, paragraph 1, item (1) of the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China Provisions. In order to protect the legitimate rights and interests of consumers, market supervision law enforcement officers have seized the above-mentioned”problem” rice in accordance with the law and filed a case with the Food Wholesale Department for investigation. The case is currently under investigation.
A resident of Fengxian District, Shanghai, after buying more than one million yuan of famous wine, opened the bottle and drank it, only to find that he had bought fake Moutai. After receiving the police, the Fengxian police successfully smashed a criminal gang that produced and sold counterfeit famous brands of liquor after three months of careful investigation, with the cooperation of the police in Guiyang and Zunyi. (CCTV Finance WeChat)
Comment: 11 suspects have been detained and the case is under further trial.
3. Domestic food news hot news


According to incomplete statistics from FoodPartner.com, 74 food and related standards will be officially implemented in February 2021. Among them, 72 new standards will replace 2 standards. The new standards account for 97.3%of the total number of standards. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Among the standards implemented in February, there are 3 national standards, 32 local standards, 2 industry standards, 36 group standards, and 1 other. These standards involve product or raw material standards, norms and regulations standards, testing method standards, etc. Local standards involve Tianjin, Heilongjiang, Shanghai, Henan Zhengzhou, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong Zhanjiang, Guangdong Zhongshan, Chongqing, Sichuan Yibin, Gansu, Qinghai, Heilongjiang and Guizhou.
In 2020, the catering industry will be severely affected in the face of severe and complex domestic and foreign environments, especially the sudden outbreak of new crown pneumonia. As the overall planning of epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development have achieved positive results, consumption potential has been continuously released, and the catering industry has also shown a steady recovery. On February 2, 2021, the China Culinary Association released the report”Analysis of China’s Catering Market in 2020 and Market Prospects in 2021″. (WeChat account of China Cooking Association)
Comments: 2021 is the first year of the”14th Five-Year Plan”, and the major effects of epidemic prevention and control will be further consolidated and brought into play. At present, the catering industry has gradually emerged from the impact of the epidemic and achieved restorative growth. It is expected that the overall catering market will stabilize and develop in 2021.
Shandong Provincial Government Information Office held a press conference to introduce the”milk dates” related to the epidemic< /div>

On the afternoon of February 1, the Shandong Provincial Government Information Office held a press conference to introduce the situation of the”milk dates” involved in the epidemic. In early January, Jiehua (Tianjin) International Trading Co., Ltd. imported 100 tons of whey powder from Ukraine via Tianjin Port. The nucleic acid test of whey powder, the raw material imported from the food involved in the epidemic, in Tianjin was positive. 10 tons of whey powder are sold to Shandong Jiuxu Biotechnology Co., Ltd. After receiving the notification, our province attached great importance to it and immediately notified Zaozhuang City, where Shandong Jiuxu Biotechnology Co., Ltd. is located, and dispatched personnel to provide on-site guidance. Zaozhuang City conducted control over the enterprises involved overnight, stopped the production and sales of all products, and dealt with the epidemic-related whey powder. And the products produced are sealed and stored on the spot, and immediately carried out personnel inspection, item and environmental inspection, and product flow traceability. (Healthy Shandong WeChat ID)
Comment: According to Mopai, 22.22 tons of milk dates produced using this batch of raw materials have been sold, of which 17.72 tons are sold offline, involving 5 cities in Shandong, Jiangsu and Anhui (Linyi , Xuzhou, Lianyungang, Wuhu and Zaozhuang), online sales of 4.5 tons, involving 321 cities and counties in 25 provinces (cities, autonomous regions). According to the feedback from the return visit, the nucleic acid tests of all personnel involved in the inflow of this batch of products are negative.
In November 2020, the law enforcement officers of Liuzhou City Market Supervision Bureau discovered when inspecting food firm A that it was selling a food label labeled”Name:Rice Huatang, Liujiang Shiwei Zi No. 20 and 6002, Liujiang District XX Rice Flower Processing shop, factory address:Liujiang Sandu Street, etc. Food firm A purchased 72 bags of rice crackers at a price of 36 yuan/bag. At the time of inspection, it had dismantled 1 bag of rice crackers and sold 15 of them, priced at 2 yuan/bag. Other rice crackers were not sold. . After verification,”Liujiang Shiweizi No. 20 and 6002″ is a forged production license number. The value of the goods in this case was 2758.00 yuan, and the illegal income was 12.00 yuan. (Liuzhou market supervision WeChat account)
Comment: The behavior of Food Commercial Bank A in operating forged foods with production license numbers violated Article 18, Paragraph 3, Article 18 of the Food Safety Regulations of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. In accordance with the provisions of Article 67 Paragraph 1 of the Food Safety Regulations of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Article 4 Paragraph 2 of the Administrative Punishment Law of the People’s Republic of China, the following administrative penalties shall be imposed:1. Confiscation of illegally traded rice candy (ball ) 30 bags, 41 bags of rice candy (rectangular shape) and 15 bags; 2. Confiscation of illegal income of 12.00 yuan; 3. A fine of 5000.00 yuan. The total fines and confiscated amounts to 5012.00 yuan.
On February 4, the National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center publicly solicited opinions on 8 new varieties of food-related products including the reaction product of sodium silicate, trimethylchlorosilane and isopropanol. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: One is a new variety of additives for food contact materials and products, and the other three are additives for food contact materials and products that have expanded the scope of use. In addition, there are four new varieties of resins for food contact materials and products.
On January 29, 2021, the National Health Commission issued the”Decision of the National Health Commission on Amendment and Repeal of”Maternal and Child Health Care Special Technical Service Permits and Personnel Qualification Management Measures” and other three departmental regulations”, which was decided on From January 29, 2021, the”Administrative Measures for the Prohibition of Food Dosing Hygiene” (Weifangzi No. 57) will be officially abolished. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: The”Administrative Measures for the Prohibition of Food Dosing Hygiene” has been implemented for more than 30 years since it was promulgated on October 22, 1987 by the former Ministry of Health. Contents such as resource food, food packaging, medicated diet and special nutritious food have been newly stipulated in the”Food Safety Law” and other management documents, and related regulatory functions have been adjusted accordingly with the institutional reform. After careful study, and After soliciting opinions from relevant departments and experts, it was decided to abolish the”Measures.”

The adjusted”List of National Key Protected Wildlife” was officially announced and included a total of 980 species of wild animals and Category 8

On February 5, it was learned from the State Forestry and Grassland Administration and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs that with the approval of the State Council, the adjusted”List of National Key Protected Wild Animals” was officially released to the public. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
Comments: The adjusted”List” includes a total of 980 species and 8 categories of wild animals, including 234 and 1 national first-level protection wild animals, and 746 and 7 national second-level protection wild animals class. In terms of the management system, among the above-mentioned species, 686 species are managed by the forestry and grass department as terrestrial wild animals, and 294 species and 8 are managed by the fishery department as aquatic wild animals. They are marked with”*” in the”List”.

II. International Hot News

1. International Early Warning


According to the information issued by the Australian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Environment every month in 2020 that imported food violates the Australian Imported Food Control Law, Food Partner Network has incomplete statistics. In 2020, there are 79 batches of unqualified Australian food exported from my country. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Food Partners.com reminds domestic export companies to Australia to strictly control product quality in accordance with the provisions of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, ensure product safety, and avoid export products that violate regulations.
Recently, the US FDA website updated the import early warning measures (import alert), including automatic detention measures for related products of two Chinese companies. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: FoodPartner.com reminds relevant export companies to export products strictly in accordance with the requirements of the importing country, pay attention to the compliance of product labels, and avoid the risk of export products being detained.
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:Remind 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 February 2, 2021, France notified its country of unqualified raw cheese exports through RASFF. It is understood that in addition to being sold in France, the substandard products are also distributed to China, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. (Food Partners Network)
Comments:Food Partner Network reminds export companies to export products strictly in accordance with the requirements of EU member states, pay attention to the existence of various pathogenic microorganisms in products, ensure product safety, and avoid export risks.
Food recall refers to the activities of food producers in accordance with prescribed procedures to replace, return, supplement or revise consumption instructions for problem foods to eliminate or reduce food safety hazards in a timely manner. In 2020, the United States, Ireland, Japan and other countries issued recall notifications for Chinese food. The reasons for the recall include pesticide residues, missing allergens, and detection of pathogenic bacteria. Among them, most of them are pesticide residues. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: In recent years, it is not uncommon for my country’s exported food to be notified due to pesticide residues. Export companies should pay attention to this. FoodPartner.com reminds all export companies to strictly follow the requirements of the importing country to export their products, check the residues of pesticides in the products, ensure the safety of food and related products, and avoid export risks.
China’s export of Korean food violations in January 2021 (updated to January 31)< /div>

In January 2021, my country’s export violations of Korean food involved aquatic products, processed foods, agricultural and forestry products, etc. (Food Partners Network)
Comments:Violating food and food-related products at the export stage shall be returned to the exporting country or discarded.
2. International Food
The Russian Federal Veterinary Plant Agency prohibits the entry of live poultry and poultry products from certain European countries< /div>

Due to the worsening of the avian influenza epidemic, the Russian Federal Veterinary Plant Agency has banned the entry of live poultry and poultry products from certain European countries. (Food Partners Network)
Comment: From January 29, 2020, the import of live poultry and poultry products from the entire territory of Romania, France, Sweden, Czech Republic, and some provinces and regions in Germany, including:live poultry , Hatching eggs, poultry meat and their products (except for products that are processed in accordance with the requirements of the OIE”Terrestrial Animal Health Law” to ensure the elimination of avian influenza virus), poultry-derived feed and feed additives (plant-based feed and feed additives, chemical And microbial synthesis).
On January 31, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration of Thailand reiterated the provisions of food advertising (including promotion during live broadcast on the platform). Food advertisements must be applied for through the electronic submission system (within 8 working days for the approval of the electronic submission system) and get permission from the bureau. (Food Partners Network)
Review:Consumers are advised to pay attention to the number in food advertisements“ฆอ.” information, otherwise you can call the complaint hotline to make a complaint. Offenders will be punished by law.
Since 2007, the U.S. Soybean Industry Organization (American Soybean Association, U.S. Soybean Foundation, and U.S. Soybean Export Association) has conducted food-grade soybean quality surveys every year, and jointly released the annual U.S. food-grade soybean quality report with the University of Minnesota. This article will interpret the specific information about the protein content, oil content, soluble sugar and amino acid content of food-grade soybeans of different particle sizes in the main producing areas of the east and west corn belt and soybean planting areas on the east coast of the United States. (American Soybean Export Association WeChat ID)
Comments: U.S. soybeans have advantages in quality assurance, logistics and transportation, and pricing mechanisms. The American Soybean Export Association hopes to provide scientific data and rigorous reports to American soybean farmers and international markets. A close relationship and long-term trust have been established between the two, and it is also expected that the high-quality food-grade soybeans from the United States can be more used in China’s food processing industry to provide Chinese consumers with high-quality soybean processing materials.
At the end of 2020, another EU member state, Malta, issued the”Regulations on Market Restrictions for Disposable Plastic Products”, clarifying its actual measures to implement the EU’s management requirements for disposable plastic products. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: In accordance with the requirements of the European Union Directive (EU) 2019/904, member states shall transform and formulate management measures for the two major types of plastic products restricted to be placed on the market by 2021 respectively. It will be completed on July 3rd, 2024. Therefore, in the first half of this year, more EU member states should introduce corresponding policies or management measures to restrict or prohibit the marketing of single-use plastic products. By then, the plastic forks in our common barreled instant noodles, vermicelli and other convenience products should be banned by the legislation of many EU member states. Companies that export such products to Europe should prepare relevant plans and countermeasures in advance.
The multi-state Listeria monocytogenes outbreak related to deli meat in the United States was declared over on January 28, 2021. The outbreak caused 12 people in 4 states (Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts and New York) to be infected with Listeria and all were hospitalized. One patient died in Florida. (Food Partners Network)
Comment: Epidemiological evidence suggests that cooked meat may be the cause of this outbreak. But no specific type of deli meat or general supplier has been identified.
Three, food technology
Winter is coming, dairy farming needs to store a large amount of concentrated feed and green roughage. If stored improperly, it is easy to cause moldy and deterioration of the feed, which not only damages the health of dairy cows, but also easily causes excessive aflatoxin in raw milk. In order to effectively control the aflatoxin residues in raw milk and ensure the quality and safety of raw milk, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs organized experts to formulate the industry standard”Technical Specifications for the Control of Aflatoxin M1 in Raw Milk” (NY/T3314-2018), and found out the feed quality Control-dairy animal husbandry management-key control points in each link of aflatoxin M1 monitoring in raw milk, providing technical support for the effective control of aflatoxin M1 pollution in milk and dairy products. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
Announcement of the China Dairy Association on the recommended results of the 2020-2021 Shennong China Agricultural Science and Technology Award< /div>

According to the website of the China Dairy Association, in accordance with the”Notice of the 2020-2021 Shennong China Agricultural Science and Technology Award Recommendation Work” (Agricultural Science (People Comment) [2020] No. 6), the China Dairy Association is serious Organized the application and recommendation work. Based on the principle of voluntary declaration and selection of the best recommendation, after review, it is proposed to recommend and publicize the two achievements of the”Establishment and Promotion of Dairy Cow Big Data Nutrition Evaluation System” and the”Ecovit Probiotic Innovation Team”. (Food Partners Network)
According to the current growth of rape seedlings and spring weather conditions, the National Agricultural Technology Extension Service Center, in conjunction with the oil expert steering group of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, formulated the spring field of winter rape in the Yangtze River Basin with”promoting spring development and focusing on prevention and control” Management technical guidance. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
Recently, the Crop Functional Genomics Research Innovation Team of the Institute of Crop Science of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences revealed a new mechanism for the URL1 gene to regulate the curling of rice leaves by forming a transcription repressor complex. On January 13, related research papers were published online in the journal”Plant Physiology”. (Institute of Crop Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)