Announcement of Pingliang City Market Supervision and Administration Bureau on a batch of unqualified foods in random inspections (Phase 2 of 2021)
By: Date: 2021-03-02 Categories: authoritativerelease Tags: ,
According to the”Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China” and its implementation regulations, in January 2021, the Pingliang City Market Supervision Administration organized a special supervision and sampling inspection for food safety before the Spring Festival. A total of 45 batches were sampled, and 44 batches of the inspected items were qualified. , 1 batch of unqualified.

   For the substandard food found in the random inspection, the Market Supervision Bureau of Pingliang City has instructed the Market Supervision Bureau of Kongtong District to immediately organize verification and disposal, find out the flow of products, and take measures such as removing the unqualified products from the shelves to control risks, and prevent illegal Violations shall be dealt with in accordance with the law.
   hereby announces.
  Attachment:1. Small knowledge of unqualified inspection items
  2. Supervision and random inspection of unqualified product information
  Pingliang City Market Supervision Administration
   February 26, 2021
  Attachment 1
  Non-conforming inspection items tips
   1. What is nitrite?
   Nitrite is a type of nitrogen-containing inorganic compound that is ubiquitous in nature and can be used as a food additive in meat products. Common nitrites are mainly sodium nitrite and potassium nitrite. Their appearance is similar to table salt. They are white to light yellow, powder or granular, odorless, slightly salty in taste, easily deliquescent and soluble in water.
  Under normal diet, nitrite in the human body is mainly transformed from nitrate in food and drinking water under the action of bacteria in the mouth and stomach. Studies have shown that nitrite can be reduced to nitric oxide in a certain way. Ingestion of foods containing low levels of nitrite can replenish nitrite in the human body.
   2. Regulations on the use of nitrite in food
   my country’s national food safety standards have strict requirements on the use and safety management of nitrite, and it is safe to use nitrite in accordance with the standard. The national standard stipulates that sodium nitrite and potassium nitrite can be used as color protection agents and preservatives in the processing of cured meat products, sauced meat products, and smoked, roasted, and barbecued meat products, and stipulates the maximum use and maximum residues. Catering service providers shall comply with the”Announcement on Prohibition of Food Additive Nitrite Procurement, Storage and Use by Catering Service Units” (Ministry of Health Announcement No. 10 of 2012):Prohibition of procurement, storage, and use of food additive nitrite (subsidiary Sodium nitrate, potassium nitrite).
   3. The harm of excessive intake of nitrite in human body
   If a relatively large amount of nitrite is ingested by mouth in a short period of time (by accident or over-intake), it is easy to cause acute poisoning, which will oxidize the low-iron hemoglobin, which has the normal oxygen-carrying capacity in the blood, to methemoglobin and lose it. The oxygen-carrying capacity causes tissue hypoxia, which is called methemoglobinemia.
   When the intake reaches 0.2-0.5g, it can cause poisoning, and when the intake exceeds 3g, it can cause death.
  The characteristic manifestation of poisoning is cyanosis. The symptoms and signs include headache, dizziness, fatigue, chest tightness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, lips, nails and skin, mucosal cyanosis, etc. In severe cases, the consciousness is dim, irritable, unconscious, respiratory failure, and even death.
  Attachment 2
  Information of unqualified products in supervision and sampling of edible agricultural products
Serial number
Name of the nominal manufacturer/source of purchase
Nominal manufacturer/source address of purchase
Name of the sampled unit
Address of sampled unit
Sample name
Specification model
Unqualified items
Inspection results
Standard value
Inspection agency
Yuji Cooked Meat and Non-staple Food Store, Kongtong District, Pingliang City
West side of the vegetable market in Sishilipu Town, Kongtong District, Pingliang City, Gansu Province
Pig ears
Bulk weighing
The detection value of nitrite (calculated as sodium nitrite) is 60mg/kg (the maximum detection limit is 30mg/kg)
Pingliang Food Inspection and Testing Center