Hot news in the food industry in February:Central Document No. 1 will be released in 2021; Nestlé and Danone will release 2020 financial reports
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  Food Partner Network News In the joyous atmosphere of the Spring Festival, February is about to pass, and Food Partner Network has compiled some hot news in the food industry during this month. On February 18, Nestlé released its 2020 financial report, showing that its annual sales for 2020 will be 84.3 billion Swiss francs, a year-on-year decrease of 8.9%. On February 19, Danone released its 2020 financial report, showing that the company’s 2020 sales revenue fell by 1.5%to 23.6 billion euros, and its earnings per share increased by 1%year-on-year to 2.99 euros. On February 19, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the State Administration for Market Regulation and the State Drug Administration jointly issued 15 typical cases of special actions to implement the “four strictest” requirements for food and drug safety, including diet coffee with banned substances and “fake”Roast Duck” and the non-performance of responsibilities of online ordering platforms in the food sector.

  The three departments jointly issued typical cases of special actions to implement the”four most stringent” requirements for food and drug safety

   On February 19, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the State Administration for Market Regulation and the State Drug Administration jointly issued 15 typical cases of special actions to implement the “four strictest” requirements for food and drug safety. This batch of typical cases covers a wide range of areas, including diet coffee with banned substances, “fake roast duck”, and non-fulfilment of responsibilities by online meal ordering platforms. Black workshops manufacture and sell counterfeit drugs, and pharmacies sell expired and inferior drugs. Qualified cosmetics cases and cases of fake and inferior seeds that endanger agricultural safety, etc.

   From September 2019 to December 2020, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the State Administration for Market Supervision, and the State Food and Drug Administration jointly launched a special action to implement the”four strictest” requirements for food and drug safety. According to preliminary statistics, during the launch of the special action, the national market supervision department investigated and handled 284,800 food safety violations and fined 2.725 billion yuan; the drug regulatory department investigated and handled 107,700 illegal cases in the fields of drugs, cosmetics and medical devices, and fined 1.84 billion yuan. Yuan; the procuratorial organ approved the arrest of 3,945 crimes involving food and drug safety, 7,298 people, and the indictment of 8,791 cases of 17,066 people.

  The typical cases involving the food sector are Shanghai’s investigation of food products with false production dates on production and operation; Shandong’s investigation of Shanghai Lazas Information Technology Co.’s Jinan branch’s failure to perform platform responsibility; Jiangsu’s investigation of a Nanjing restaurant management company’s failure The case of obtaining a license to engage in beer production activities; the case of Shanghai Han XX and Hong XX producing and selling toxic and harmful foods, and the illegal operation of Yu XX; Jiangsu Xie, Wang, etc. production and sales of food products that do not meet safety standards The case of Beijing Zhang XX and other 8 people counterfeiting”Quanjude” roast duck; Jilin Sun and 23 other people’s production and sale of toxic and harmful food; Gansu Zhang and 5 people’s production and sales of toxic and harmful food; Yongxing, Hunan Province County People’s Procuratorate supervised and rectified the administrative public interest litigation case concerning the safety hazards of infant formula food; a civil public interest litigation case involving the production and sale of toxic and harmful foods by 5 people including Li XX in Sichuan Province.

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   2021 Central Document No. 1 released

   On February 21, the No. 1 Central Document of 2021,”Opinions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council on Comprehensively Promoting Rural Revitalization and Accelerating Agricultural and Rural Modernization” was officially released. The relevant contents of the document concerning agricultural products and food safety are as follows:

  The document proposes the goal task. In 2021, the structural reforms on the agricultural supply side will be further promoted. The sown area of ​​grain will remain stable and the output will reach more than 1.3 trillion catties. The pig industry will develop steadily. The quality of agricultural products and food safety will be further improved. The income of farmers will continue to grow faster than that of urban residents, and poverty will be lifted. The results of tackling tough problems continued to be consolidated.

  The document proposes to accelerate the promotion of agricultural modernization. The main aspects of agricultural products and food safety are:

   Improve the ability to guarantee the supply of grain and important agricultural products. Local party committees and governments at all levels must earnestly shoulder their political responsibilities for food security and implement the same responsibility for food security. In-depth implementation of important agricultural product protection strategies, improve the responsibility system of the governor for food security and the mayor responsibility system of the”vegetable basket” to ensure the safety of food, cotton, oil, sugar, meat and other supplies. During the”14th Five-Year Plan” period, all provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government) should stabilize the sown area of ​​grain and increase the yield per unit area. Strengthen the construction of functional areas for grain production and protection areas for the production of important agricultural products. Build a national food security industry belt. Stable subsidies for farmers who grow grain, so that grain growers have a reasonable profit. Adhere to and improve the minimum purchase price policy for rice and wheat, and improve the subsidy policy for corn and soybean producers. Deepen the adjustment of agricultural structure, promote the cultivation of varieties, quality improvement, brand building and standardized production. Encourage the development of high-quality forage fodder such as silage corn, stabilize soybean production, and take multiple measures to develop oilseed crops such as rape and peanuts. Improve the supporting policy system for major grain-producing counties. Expand the pilot scope of full cost insurance and income insurance for the three major food crops of rice, wheat, and corn, and support provinces where conditions permit to reduce the proportion of county-level subsidies for agricultural insurance premiums for the three major food crops in major grain-producing counties. In-depth advancement of high-quality grain projects. Accelerate the construction of a modern breeding system, protect the basic production capacity of live pigs, improve the long-term mechanism for the stable and orderly development of the live pig industry, actively develop the cattle and sheep industry, continue to implement the dairy industry revitalization action, and promote green and healthy aquatic breeding. Promote the construction and management reform of fishing ports. Promote the development of woody grains and oils and under-forest economy. Optimize the layout of agricultural products trade, implement the diversified strategy of agricultural products import, and support enterprises to integrate into the global agricultural product supply chain. Maintain a high-pressure situation in cracking down on the smuggling of key agricultural products. Strengthen port quarantine and prevention and control of invasive alien species. Carry out food conservation actions to reduce food loss and waste in production, distribution, processing, storage, and consumption.

  Strengthen the protection, development and utilization of agricultural germplasm resources, accelerate the third survey and collection of crop germplasm resources, livestock and poultry germplasm resources, and strengthen the construction of national crop, livestock, poultry and marine fishery biological germplasm resources. Provide long-term stable support for basic breeding research and key breeding projects. Speed ​​up the implementation of major scientific and technological projects in agricultural biological breeding. In-depth implementation of joint research on crops and improved livestock and poultry breeds. Implement a new round of livestock and poultry genetic improvement plan and modern seed industry upgrading project. Respect science, strict supervision, and orderly promote the industrial application of biological breeding. Strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights in the breeding field. Support leading enterprises in the seed industry to establish a sound commercial breeding system, accelerate the construction of Southern Silicon Valley, strengthen the construction of seed production bases and improved seed breeding systems, study the development of major varieties and post-promotion subsidy policies, and promote the integrated development of breeding, breeding and promotion.

  Promote the green development of agriculture. Strengthen the supervision of agricultural product quality and food safety, develop green agricultural products, organic agricultural products and geographically-indicated agricultural products, try out a certification system for edible agricultural products, and promote the creation of a national agricultural product quality and safety county.

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  The General Administration of Market Supervision issued the”Coenzyme Q10 and other five kinds of health food raw material filing product dosage forms and technical requirements”

   On February 1, 2021, the State Administration of Market Supervision issued an announcement on”Coenzyme Q10 and other five health food raw material registration product formulations and technical requirements”, which will be implemented on June 1, 2021.

   Coenzyme Q10, fish oil, broken Ganoderma lucidum spore powder, spirulina and melatonin five kinds of health food raw materials catalogue at the time of product filing, the available dosage forms and main production processes are:tablets:crushing, sieving, mixing, preparation Granulation, drying, tableting, coating, packaging, etc.; hard capsules:crushing, sieving, mixing, granulating, drying, encapsulating, packaging, etc.; soft capsules:mixing, homogenizing, filtering, pelletizing, drying, packaging, etc. Etc.; Granules:crushing, sieving, mixing, granulating, drying, packaging, etc.; powders:crushing, sieving, mixing, packaging, packaging, etc.

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  Nestlé and Danone release 2020 earnings report

   On February 18, Nestlé released its 2020 financial report, showing that the full-year sales of 2020 will be 84.3 billion Swiss francs, a year-on-year decrease of 8.9%; the organic growth rate is 3.6%, the actual internal growth rate is 3.2%, and the pricing contribution rate is 0.4.%. The performance of the American market, Purina’s pet food business and Nestlé Health Sciences drove growth.

  In terms of business in China, due to the reduction of out-of-home channels and limited consumer stocking during the 2020 Chinese New Year COVID-19 lockdown, the Chinese market has experienced negative growth. Due to the strong growth of Nescafe and Starbucks products on e-commerce platforms, the coffee business has achieved high single-digit growth. Seasoned foods and ice cream achieved mid-single-digit growth. Led by home bakery products and adult nutrition products, room temperature dairy products have achieved positive growth. The decline in sales of infant formula milk powder improved in the second half of the year. Neng’s positive sales growth was partially offset by the negative growth of Wyeth S-26 and Qifu. The locally produced Wyeth Zhenlang brand has made good progress. Baby cereals achieved double-digit growth. Purina’s pet care business sales grew strongly at a double-digit rate, thanks to the launch of Purina Guanneng and veterinary products. Sales of Nestlé’s specialty catering business declined and improved and remained almost flat in the fourth quarter.

  In terms of the mid-term outlook for 2021, Nestlé expects that sales will continue to grow in the mid-single digits, and will continue to moderately improve the operating margins of underlying transactions.

   On February 19, Danone released its 2020 financial report, showing that the company’s 2020 sales revenue fell 1.5%to 23.6 billion euros, and its earnings per share increased 1%year-on-year to 2.99 euros. Danone said that although the epidemic has disrupted sales in some channels and affected the performance of specialized special nutrition and drinking water and beverage businesses, the sales of basic dairy products and plant-based products resumed steady growth last year; in the fourth quarter of last year, The specialized special nutrition business has also been continuously improved in all regions.

   Looking forward to 2021, Danone expects to return to the growth track in the second quarter and resume profitable growth in the second half of the year. The annual recurring operating profit margin is expected to be roughly in line with 2020.

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   Ministry of Commerce:Food and beverage consumption during the Spring Festival in 2021 is booming

   The 2021 Spring Festival is the first Spring Festival when the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic has become normal. During the holiday season, on the basis of preventing and controlling the epidemic, the majority of catering companies actively adjusted their business ideas, actively improved the quality of dishes, and innovated service methods. The performance of the catering consumption market was eye-catching. According to the monitoring of the Ministry of Commerce, from New Year’s Eve to the sixth day of the first month (February 11-17), key retail and catering companies across the country achieved sales of approximately 821 billion yuan, an increase of 28.7%over last year’s Spring Festival Golden Week and an increase over 2019’s Spring Festival Golden Week. 4.9%.

   In the Spring Festival of 2021, on the basis of preventing and controlling the epidemic, the majority of catering companies have enriched and upgraded their dishes, innovated online and offline business models, and strived to provide consumers, especially local Chinese New Year people, with safe, high-quality and diverse catering services , Catering consumption is booming, sales of New Year’s Eve dinner set meals and semi-finished New Year’s Eve dinner takeaways are booming, and offline catering is also very eye-catching. During the Spring Festival, large payment institutions monitored the sales of catering merchants to increase by about 1.3 times year-on-year, and online catering consumption on some food delivery platforms increased by more than 2 times. On New Year’s Eve, the volume of takeaway orders on some platforms increased by 70%year-on-year, with Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Chongqing ranking the top five. The number of online New Year’s Eve dinner package sales in Qingdao increased nearly three times year-on-year. Some time-honored catering companies have also accelerated their online cloud launches. Some restaurants in Beijing have more than doubled their takeaway sales, accounting for more than 50%of their revenue. Many restaurants in shopping malls and commercial complexes are hard to find, and business is booming. The turnover of key monitoring catering enterprises in Shanghai, Anhui, Qinghai, Shaanxi and other places increased by 79.0%, 40.5%, 21.0%and 18.1%respectively year-on-year.

Ministry of Commerce:Food and beverage consumption during the Spring Festival in 2021 is booming


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