Following is a week of food news (3.21—3.27) compiled by FoodPartner. Please indicate FoodPartner.com.
1. Domestic hot news
“National Food Safety Standard Infant Formula Food” (GB 10765—2021),”National Food Safety Standard Older Infant Formula Food” (GB 10766—2021) and”National Food Safety Standard Child Formula Food” (GB 10767— 2021) (hereinafter collectively referred to as the new national standard) was released on February 22, 2021 and will be implemented on February 22, 2023. In order to do a good job in the registration of infant formula milk powder product formulas after the release of the new national standard, the State Administration of Market Supervision issued an announcement on registration-related matters. (State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration)
In order to further strengthen the supervision of”Clenbuterol” and effectively guarantee the quality and safety of livestock products, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has decided to launch a three-month”Clenbuterol” special rectification action from now on. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
In order to enhance the openness and transparency of legislation and improve the quality of legislation, the Ministry of Justice drafts the”Regulations of the State Council on Strengthening the Supervision and Management of Agricultural Products Wholesale Markets (Draft for Soliciting Comments)” and its explanations. The public can view the draft and its explanation through the official website of the Ministry of Justice, the Chinese Government Legal Information Network, or follow the WeChat official account of the Ministry of Justice. (Ministry of Justice)
In order to implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Plenary Sessions of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, based on the new development stage, implement the new development concept, build a new development pattern, strengthen the construction of ecological civilization in the waters, and comprehensively To promote rural revitalization and high-quality development of fisheries, and to accelerate the construction of modern fishery during the”14th Five-Year Plan” period, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has decided to continue to organize and carry out a series of special law enforcement actions of”Chinese Fishery Policy Bright Sword” in 2021, and The”China Fishery Policy Bright Sword 2021″ series of special law enforcement action plans have been formulated. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
General Administration of Market Supervision Announcement on the unqualified situation of 11 batches of food inspection [No. 15 of 2021]
Recently, the General Administration of Market Supervision organized sampling inspections for food safety supervision, sampling processed grain products, edible agricultural products, tea and related products, wine, roasted food and nut products, potatoes and puffed food, soy products, bee products, meat products, and aquatic products. 344 batches of samples of 13 categories of food, including formula foods for infants and young children, health foods and special dietary foods, among which edible agricultural products, tea and related products, roasted food and nut products, potato and puffed food, soy products, and bee products were detected. 11 batches of samples of 8 categories of food, including meat products and aquatic products, were unqualified. The main problems found were the detection of illegally added substances, microbial contamination, excessive pesticide and veterinary drug residues, excessive use of food additives, and substandard quality indicators. (State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration)
2. Food safety·Exposure table
In January 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs announced the start of the”Ten-Year Ban on Fishing” plan on the Yangtze River. In order to actively respond to the political call for banning fishing in the Yangtze River, the Jinfeng Branch of Zhangjiagang City Market Supervision Administration launched a special inspection of”saury wonton” in its jurisdiction. The Jinfeng Branch of Zhangjiagang Market Supervision and Administration Bureau inspected 21 catering units operating aquatic products and 3 farmer’s markets in its jurisdiction. (Zhangjiagang market supervision WeChat account)
Comments: During the inspection, neither the “Yangtze River Saury Wonton” nor the “Yangtze River Saury” were found in the catering units and farmers’ markets within the jurisdiction. The catering units with the “Saury Wonton” used all Farmed saury has a similar taste and is cheaper. The law enforcement officers handed over to the Comprehensive Law Enforcement Bureau of Jinfeng Town the behaviors of two catering units with expired health certificates and no claims for the aquatic products they operated during the inspection.
In order to implement the”four strictest” requirements for food safety, and severely crack down on illegal and criminal activities in the production and sale of counterfeit and shoddy food in rural areas, a one-year special law enforcement action against counterfeit and shoddy food in rural areas has been carried out since October 2020. . The province’s market supervision departments at all levels unswervingly implement the”four strictest” requirements, organize carefully and quickly attack, resolutely crack down on all kinds of food violations, investigate and deal with cases strictly and promptly in accordance with the law, increase the exposure of typical cases, and effectively deter Illegal and criminal acts. (Shandong Provincial Market Supervision Administration)
Comments: The second batch of typical cases involved the case of Weihai Zhengliang Food Technology Co., Ltd.’s production and operation of adulterated food; Shandong Jinshouyuan Food Co., Ltd. produced food with false production dates; The case of Zhang Yuzhen deli in Luozhuang District, Linyi City that operates foods that do not meet food safety standards.
Some time ago, when law enforcement officers from the Market Supervision Bureau of Chengdu Pidu District conducted law enforcement inspections on the frozen storage in the jurisdiction, they discovered that there were imported frozen meat products suspected of not being inspected and quarantined in the frozen storage of a certain company. (WeChat ID of the Market Supervision Administration of Pidu District)
Comments: It was found that the company failed to conduct a comprehensive registration and inspection of frozen meat products entering the freezer during the operation and management of the freezer in the food logistics park under its management. Batches of imported frozen meat products suspected of not being inspected and quarantined entered its freezer. The Market Supervision Bureau of Pidu District ordered Chengdu XX Distribution Co., Ltd. to correct the illegal behavior and fined 200,000 yuan (capital:two hundred thousand yuan) in accordance with the provisions of Article 130, paragraph 1 of the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China. Punishment.
Since the launch of the special enforcement action on rural counterfeit and shoddy food in October 2020, the market supervision departments at all levels in Liaoning Province have conscientiously implemented the”four most stringent” requirements, carefully organized, rigorously deployed, and acted quickly to severely crack down on rural counterfeit and shoddy products. Food illegal and criminal acts shall be investigated and dealt with strictly and promptly in accordance with the law. Up to now, Liaoning Province has investigated and handled 490 rural counterfeit and shoddy food cases, seized 1.84 tons of illegal food, fined 1.989 million yuan, and transferred 4 suspected criminal cases to the public security organs. (Liaoning market supervision WeChat account)
Comments: Eight typical cases of counterfeit and inferior food in rural areas involve the production and operation of a food company in Shenyang that uses food additives exceeding the limit; the label of food produced and operated by an agricultural product distribution company in Anshan Haicheng Case of non-compliance; a case of altering the date of food production by a dry-adjustment wholesale company in Xinfu District, Fushun City; case of a wholesale department in Songshan New District, Jinzhou City selling liquor infringing on the exclusive rights of registered trademarks; a case of excessively limited use of food by a breakfast department in Zhangwu County, Fuxin City The case of additive manufacturing and sale of fritters; the case of a food factory in Lingyuan, Chaoyang producing and operating foods that used excessive amounts of food additives; the case of a fruit and vegetable hypermarket in Hujia Town, Panshan County, Panjin City operating foods exceeding the shelf life; a business in Nanpiao District, Huludao City Dealing with food items that have exceeded their expiry date.
Recently, the Market Supervision Bureau of Chongming District, Shanghai received a report that a consumer claimed to have purchased a box of dark chocolate. The merchant declared in its Taobao shop page advertisement that the chocolate was”low-fat dark chocolate, delicious but not fat.”, but consumers suspect that it is not a low-fat food after eating. After inspecting the products involved in the case, the law enforcement officers frowned and found that the matter was not simple. The nutritional content of this chocolate was marked:”Fat content 39.3g/100g”, the fat content has far exceeded the fat content requirements of low-fat foods . (Shanghai market supervision WeChat account)
Comment: In this case, the chocolate did not meet the low-fat requirement, but the advertisement promoted the food as low-fat, and the contents of the promotion did not match the actual situation. According to the 28th”Advertising Law” Article 2 Item (2)”Advertising is false if it has one of the following circumstances:(2) The performance, function, origin, purpose, quality, specification, composition, price, producer, expiration date, and sales of the product Information such as status, previous honors, or information such as the content, provider, form, quality, price, sales status, and previous honors of the service, as well as the promises related to goods or services, are not consistent with the actual situation. Substantial impact.” The provisions constitute an illegal act of publishing false advertisements. The Chongming District Market Supervision Bureau dealt with it in accordance with the law, and the merchants also modified the relevant advertising pages in a timely manner.
3. Domestic food information hot news
The State Administration for Market Supervision issued an announcement on matters related to the registration of infant formula milk powder product formulas on March 24, 2021. The announcement is aimed at the implementation of the latest national food safety standards for infant formula food and formula registration How to connect the work has pointed out the direction. The content of the announcement is short and concise, and the information is rich. It requires enterprises to attract high attention, adjust the preparation of formula registration in time, and respond to the latest policy requirements. According to the content of the announcement, Food Partners will interpret and sort out one by one for your reference. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: This announcement focuses on clarifying the direction of the registration application for the approved formula. It is not clear how to proceed to the next step for the formula that has not been approved before. After the application or application, if the formula registration is not passed (that is, the part of the applicant less than 3 series and 9 parties), it can be registered directly in accordance with the new national standard.
Review of the development of my country’s beef cattle industry in 2020 and outlook for 2021
In 2020, under the influence of the”double epidemic” factors of African swine fever and new crown pneumonia, the consumption substitution function and nutritional value of beef products will gradually appear. Domestic beef consumption demand is strong, and the market price remains high throughout the year. And the monthly prices are higher than the same period in history, and the decline in fattening cattle production capacity caused by multiple reasons has promoted the continuous escalation of the supply pressure on the domestic live cattle market, and the seasonal characteristics of slaughter prices have weakened. (WeChat account of Cattle Industry Branch of China Animal Husbandry Association)
Comments: The national poverty alleviation tasks continue to deepen, and the beef cattle industry poverty alleviation policies continue to tilt towards the breeding of cows, which has led to the increase in market prices for breeding cows, shelf cattle, and calves. The upside-down between”shelf cows and calves” and the price of fattening cattle for slaughter is becoming more and more obvious, and the economic benefits of breeding cows occupy a dominant position in the industry chain. The export of cattle products to China has further expanded, and the number of beef imports has increased significantly. In the new era and new situation, the domestic beef cattle industry has accelerated the pace of upgrading, and there is an urgent need for the industry to transform from”incremental development” to”increased development”.
On March 19, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs issued the”Notice on Launching Special Remediation Actions on”Clenbuterol”, deploying a three-month special remediation action on”Clenbuterol” nationwide to severely crack down on illegal use”Clenbuterol” behavior. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
Comments: The”Notice” requires that local agricultural and rural departments must fully mobilize all aspects of the system to quickly organize a comprehensive investigation of meat, beef and sheep farms (households), traffic operators and slaughter companies , So as not to leave loopholes and dead ends. During the investigation process, samples were randomly selected for”Clenbuterol” screening. At the same time, we will not relax the supervision of live pig”clenbuterol”, and continue to strengthen the random inspection of key links. During the remediation period, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs organized unannounced inspections on the main production areas and problem-prone areas, and the provincial agricultural and rural departments organized and carried out supervision and random inspections, and the upper and lower cooperation formed a joint force.
Yak has physiological characteristics such as cold tolerance, strong feeding ability, slow growth and long maturity. Meat and milk products have the advantages of green, organic and rich nutrition. They are the pillar industry and characteristic industry in the high-cold Tibetan area. It is an important starting point for the herdsmen in the district to get rid of poverty and become rich and to promote the revitalization of the village. China is a major producer of yak, and the stock of yak accounts for more than 90%of the world’s total. In order to fully understand my country’s yak production and market conditions and put forward suggestions for the development of the yak industry, Jilin Agricultural University was commissioned to set up a special research group to conduct a comprehensive investigation and analysis of my country’s yak industry through data review, field investigation, questionnaire survey, and expert consultation. . (China’s agricultural industrialization micro-signal)
Comment: As a characteristic and advantageous agricultural product in Tibetan areas in my country, yak has played an important role in improving agricultural efficiency, increasing herdsmen’s income, and industrial poverty alleviation. From 2015 to 2019, my country’s yak industry has shown a steady growth trend, with an increase in stock size and output; the consumption of yak mainly consists of frozen meat and cold fresh meat, and shows a certain seasonality, and the supply and demand are basically balanced; the price of live yak is After falling first and rising later, the price of yak meat has generally maintained a steady rise; yak products mainly meet the daily needs of the people in Tibetan areas, and there is basically no import and export. In the next 3-5 years, it is expected that the scale and output of yak stocks in my country will continue to increase slightly, but they will stabilize for a long time, and the proportion of intensive processing will continue to increase. A number of new industries and new formats will emerge around yak products, which will continue to help Tibetan areas get rid of poverty and become rich. , Rural revitalization exerts its strength.
In accordance with the”Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China”,”Agricultural Product Quality Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China”,”Shanghai Food Safety Regulations”,”Shanghai Food Safety Information Traceability Management Measures” and other laws and regulations, Shanghai accelerates the green development of urban modern agriculture , To vigorously promote the construction of the agricultural product quality and safety traceability system, accelerate the realization of the traceability of the source, the flow direction, the information and the accountability of the Shanghai real estate agricultural products, promote the healthy development of the agricultural industry, ensure the safety of agricultural products consumption, and comprehensively improve the green and high-quality agriculture The level of integration, specialization and branding. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
Comments: Actively explore the information-based linkage issuance modes such as”traceability + certificate”,”test + certificate”, and now Pudong and Baoshan have technically realized the certification and traceability system Convergence, and promote the convergence with the market link agricultural product access system through the certificate of conformity. As of the end of 2020, a total of 1,040 production entities in Shanghai had issued 1.374 million certificates, and 119,000 tons of agricultural products were listed with certificates.
On March 18, 2021, the National Health Commission and the State Administration for Market Supervision jointly issued GB31654-2021″National Food Safety Standard and General Hygiene Code for Catering Services”. This standard is my country’s first national food safety standard for the catering service industry. It is of great significance for improving the safety level of my country’s catering industry, ensuring consumer food safety, and adapting to the people’s growing catering consumption needs. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Food Partners.com has compared the standards with the”Code of Practice for Food Safety in Catering Services” (No. 12 of 2018). The standards are mainly consistent with the contents of Announcement No. 12. The details And the text is more rigorous. The main highlights are:clarify the definition of catering services; point out that semi-finished products are foods that are not directly imported; foods operated in special rooms and special operation areas are distinguished by business type; new raw vegetables and fruits are cleaned and disinfected Method:The dangerous temperature range of reheating and serving is expressed as refrigerated temperature above and below 60℃; food labeling information delivered by group meal delivery unit adds unit information, etc.
Recently, the State Administration of Market Supervision convened the China Dairy Industry Association and 12 companies including Yili, Mengniu, Guangming, Feihe, Junlebao, Sanyuan, Wandashan, Shengyuan, Yinqiao, New Hope, Nestle, and Mead Johnson Relevant persons in charge of large dairy companies held a dairy product quality and safety improvement work conference in the form of video conferences, urging dairy companies to”make promises and deeds must be fruitful”, and further promote the improvement of dairy product quality and safety. (State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration)
Comments: The meeting pointed out that food safety is the foundation of a better life, dairy products are a representative product of food safety, and it is the responsibility and mission of the dairy industry to improve the quality and safety of dairy products. Dairy production Companies must always put their responsibilities at the forefront, deepen the promotion of dairy product quality and safety, and ensure product quality and safety. The participating dairy companies stated that they will further implement the commitments, improve the quality of milk, win the trust of the people with high-quality products, and are determined to make the dairy industry stronger and better, and produce high-quality dairy products that satisfy and rest assured by the people.
In China, hyaluronic acid was approved as a health food as early as 2008. At the end of 2020, the National Health Commission approved hyaluronic acid as a”new food raw material” that can be added to dairy products, beverages, candy, chocolate, cold drinks and other foods. The edible domestic”hyaluronic acid food” is coming soon, are you excited? (Refer to WeChat ID for diet)
Comments: Some studies have found that oral administration of hyaluronic acid in mice can increase the content of hyaluronic acid in the skin, which has also become the basis for some businesses to promote. However, the doses in these experiments are very large. For example, an adult who weighs 60 kilograms eats 3.6 grams per day for a month. Be aware that the dose approved by the National Health Commission is a maximum of 0.2 grams per day. It is illegal to exceed this dose. Therefore, hyaluronic acid food, like bird’s nest and donkey-hide gelatin, is just a psychological comfort to consumers, and the most important thing is to promote consumption.
On March 18, 2021, the National Health Commission and the General Administration of Market Supervision issued 50 national food safety standards and 4 standard amendments, including GB 5420-2021″National Food Safety Standard Cheese” (hereinafter referred to as GB 5420-2021), to replace GB 5420-2010″National Food Safety Standard Cheese”, which will be implemented on November 22, 2021. Compared with the 2010 version of the standard, what changes does the new standard have? FoodPartner.com has sorted out the main changes of GB 5420-2021 for the industry’s reference. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: This revision combines my country’s food safety horizontal standards and international cheese regulations. The scope of application of the standards, cheese definitions, sensory requirements and microbial limits have been revised to ensure that the GB The accuracy and rigor of 5420-2021. In the definition of cheese, the requirements for the ratio of whey protein/casein and the raw and auxiliary materials required for the acquisition process have been supplemented and revised to make the standard more complete. At the same time, supplementary provisions have been made on the requirements and conditions of cheese hardness and fat content claims, making cheese claims more standardized.
Lily has the characteristics of strong adaptability, wide range of uses, high edible and medicinal value, and remarkable economic benefits. It is an important starting point to promote farmers’ income and get rid of poverty. China is the country with the richest lily germplasm resources. Among them, the production scale and output of edible and medicinal lilies rank first in the world, and product research and development are also in an international leading position. In order to fully understand the development of my country’s lily industry and put forward suggestions for the development of the lily industry, Shandong Agricultural University was entrusted to set up a special research team to conduct comprehensive research and analysis on my country’s lily industry through information review, expert consultation, and field investigations in the main producing areas. . (China’s agricultural industrialization micro-signal)
Comments: Lily, as a characteristic agricultural product in my country, has significant effects in improving agricultural quality and efficiency, increasing farmers’ income, and poverty alleviating industries. my country has now formed a series of characteristic lily varieties and products that integrate the functions of medicine and food, and appreciating food. Among them, edible lilies have been planted to more than 300,000 mu and are increasing; consumption is mainly in the form of fresh lilies and dried lilies Primary processed products are the main products; the prices of different types of products on the market vary greatly; the import and export products are mainly ornamental lilies, and the types are relatively single. From the perspective of future development prospects, the development and promotion of lily’s deep-processed products and new varieties of ornamental lilies will bring new opportunities to the development of the lily industry.
From January to February, the added value of the agricultural and sideline food processing industry increased by 22.8%year-on-year, the added value of the food manufacturing industry increased by 28.8%year-on-year, and the added value of the wine, beverage and refined tea manufacturing industry increased by 28.7%year-on-year. (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology)
Comments: From January to February, the current retail value of grain, oil and food commodities was 282.79 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.9%; the current retail value of beverages was 43.87 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase 36.9%; the current retail value of tobacco and alcohol products was 86.09 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 43.9%.
In August last year, the Shandong Provincial Market Supervision Bureau took the initiative to fight for the State Administration of Market Supervision to organize catering enterprises in our province to take the lead in formulating the national standard of”Guidelines for the Supply Chain Management of the Catering Industry”. The problem of catering waste is caused by both consumer awareness and extensive management in the catering industry. Efficient supply chain management in the catering industry is an important method and approach to reduce overall waste in the catering industry. The standard was officially released by the State Administration for Market Regulation and the National Standardization Administration on February 23, 2021, and will be implemented on June 1, 2021. (Shandong Provincial Market Supervision Administration)
Comments: The national standard of”Guidelines for Supply Chain Management in the Catering Industry” aims to provide guidance and suggestions for the implementation of supply chain management in the catering industry, guide companies to establish a collaborative management concept for the supply chain, and guide the supply chain in the catering industry. The intensive, efficient and economical operation of the chain promotes the overall improvement of quality and efficiency and resource synergy in the catering industry, and promotes the innovation of industrial organization methods, business models and government governance methods. This standard focuses on the problems of rising costs and waste of catering caused by the backward supply chain management of traditional procurement, quality control, logistics management methods and other catering companies of different scales and formats, and puts forward the general principles, basic models, and supply of catering industry supply chain management. Chain planning and design, operation management, etc., provide model references for the catering industry to promote supply chain construction, and provide guidance for catering companies to strengthen supply chain process management concepts and implement supply chain process management measures.
According to the national liquor price survey data, in mid-March 2021, the national wholesale price index of liquor commodities was 107.06, an increase of 7.06%. Among them, the famous wine price index was 108.88, an increase of 8.88%; the local wine price index was 104.24, an increase of 4.24%; the base wine price index was 106.91, an increase of 6.91%. The national liquor price chain index was 100.08, an increase of 0.08%. In terms of sub-indices, the famous wine price index was 100.14, up 0.14%; the local wine price index was 99.89, down 0.11%; the base wine price index was 100.16, up 0.16%. (CADA WeChat ID of China Liquor Industry Association)
Comment: There are several reasons for this round of liquor companies to raise prices for products. Affected by the epidemic, the prices of rigid costs such as bulk raw material costs, packaging costs, personnel costs, and management costs have risen sharply. , Transmitted to the product side, the cost of liquor production increased by about 30%. When optimizing product structure, market-leading companies will also increase prices according to the high-end products they operate and gain a firm foothold in the market. While increasing the pricing space of branded products, they will also take the opportunity to launch new products for the company to stabilize their market position and consumer group. For leading companies in the industry, raising prices is a market strategy for increasing market recognition, increasing premium rates, and enhancing brand influence.
Second, international hot news
1. International early warning
According to the official website of the European Union, in the 11th week of 2021, the European Union’s Rapid Warning System for Food and Feed (RASFF) notified 6 cases of Chinese food and related products. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Food Partner Network reminds export companies to strictly follow the requirements of EU member states to export their products, do not use substances not authorized by the EU, and pay attention to the amount of migration of various substances in food contact materials , Check the residues of pesticides in products, ensure the safety of food and related products, and avoid export risks.
The United States lifts the automatic detention of a company’s products in Yantai, Shandong
On March 22, 2021, the US FDA website updated the import early warning measures (import alert), in which the automatic detention of related products of a Chinese company was lifted. (Food Partners Network)
Comment: 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.
The United States implements automatic detention of grapefruit exported by a company in Qingdao
Recently, the U.S. FDA website updated its import precaution measures (import alert), in which an automatic detention was imposed on related products of a company in my country. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Food Partners.com reminds export companies to strictly follow requirements for food production and processing, pay attention to pesticide residues in food, ensure food compliance and safety, and avoid detention of exported products risk.
Recently, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare 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 March 23 and 24, 2021, the European Union notified my country’s exports of bamboo cups and baby silicone cups as unqualified. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Food Partner Network reminds export companies to strictly follow the requirements of EU member states to export their products, pay attention to the migration of various substances in food contact materials, and do not use substances that are not authorized by the EU , To ensure the safety of food and related products, and avoid export risks.
Recently, the US FDA website updated its import precaution measures (import alert), in which automatic detention measures were implemented for related products of two companies in Taiwan. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Food Partners.com reminds export companies to strictly follow requirements for food production and processing, pay attention to pesticide residues in products, ensure food compliance and safety, and avoid export products being detained risk.
2. International Food
According to the European Union’s Rapid Early Warning System for Food and Feed (RASFF), on March 19, 2021, Finland notified Egypt through RASFF of unqualified orange exports. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: FoodPartner.com reminds export companies to strictly follow the requirements of EU member states to export products, check the residues of pesticides in products, ensure product safety, and avoid export risks.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on March 23, 2021, the US FDA issued a recall notice stating that Bobo’s of Boulder, Colorado is recalling a pecan granola bar because the product contains undeclared allergens (peanut). (Food Partners Network)
Comment: The name of the recalled product is Maple Pecan Oat Bars, the weight is 3 ounces, the batch number is 0L30112B, the shelf life is until July 30 and 31, 2021, and the UPC code is 829262000210. The product has been distributed in retail stores across the country as well as online orders through www.eatbobos.com.
On March 24, 2021, the Food Authority of Singapore announced that Shiawase (S) Pte Ltd was fined US$6,000 for illegally operating a meat and seafood cold storage store. (Food Partners Network)
Comment: The Food Authority of Singapore stated that illegal storage of meat/seafood in unlicensed places will bring food safety risks. All meat/seafood storage facilities must be licensed and comply with food The requirements of the bureau and food safety standards. Once convicted of illegally storing meat/seafood products, offenders can be fined up to $10,000 or imprisoned for up to one year.
Vietnam”Customs Online” reported on March 19 that Chen Guoqing, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam, stated that the next step will be to closely cooperate with relevant ministries and northern border provinces to communicate and mobilize China to consider increasing the designated ports for entering fruit on the land border as soon as possible. , Especially along the railway transportation. (Ministry of Commerce)
Comments: In terms of agricultural exports to China, China’s market demand is facing some difficulties due to the decline in economic and epidemic factors. At the same time, China has continuously strengthened border trade law enforcement and policy implementation in accordance with regulatory requirements on the basis of the regulations and policies already issued. The focus is to strengthen the supervision and enforcement of China’s regulations on imported agricultural and aquatic products at the land border through measures such as origin traceability, packaging specifications, and food safety and sanitation. Among them, some Vietnamese agricultural products and fruits have strong seasonality, and the way of buying and selling is mainly through “going to the market”. This means that the seller did not sign the purchase contract with the Chinese partner in advance, which caused a large amount of fruit to backlog at the port during the peak season, and the customs clearance capacity in a short period of time could not be met, resulting in port congestion and increasing port management pressure.
Three, food technology
On March 24, the China Wine Industry Association announced the review results of the 2020″China Wine Industry Association Science and Technology Award”, and a total of 19 projects were awarded. The publicity time is from March 24, 2021 to April 7, 2021. (Food Partners Network)
2月5日，湖南省农业科学院杂交水稻研究中心赵炳然团队在植物学国际权威期刊Plant Biotechnology Journal （IF=8.154）在线发表了题为“Rice MutLγ， the MLH1–MLH3 heterodimer, participates in the formation of type I crossovers and regulation of embryo sac fertility”的研究论文。赵炳然团队近三十年持续在杂交水稻远缘种质创新与利用上开展工作，创制了一大批在生产上利用的优异种质，并对转移远缘物种基因组DNA的分子机制开展了深入研究。（湖南省农业科学院）