1. Domestic hot news
Recently, the General Administration of Market Supervision organized sampling inspections for food safety supervision, sampling tea and related products, dairy products, beverages, pastries, roasted food and nut products, biscuits, convenience foods, fruit products, meat products, condiments, confectionery products and 646 batches of samples of 12 categories of food including edible oils, fats and their products, among which 7 batches of samples of 5 categories such as cakes, roasted seeds and nuts products, biscuits, convenience foods and fruit products, were found to be unqualified. The main problems found were microbial contamination and substandard quality indicators. (State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration)
In order to implement the requirements of the State Council on strengthening the guidance of administrative law enforcement cases and improve the handling level of local agricultural comprehensive administrative law enforcement agencies, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs selected 10 cases from the 2020 law enforcement cases recommended by agricultural and rural departments across the country as the first A batch of guiding cases of agricultural administrative law enforcement are for reference and reference for law enforcement in various localities. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
According to the relevant laws and regulations of our country and the”Protocol of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia on Phytosanitary Requirements for Serbian Corn Exported to China”, compliance with relevant requirements will be allowed from the date of this announcement Of Serbian corn imports. (General Administration of Customs)
In order to earnestly implement the important instructions of General Secretary Jin Ping on resolutely curbing food waste, give play to the leading and normative role of standards, and support the green and intensive development of the catering supply chain, the State Administration for Market Regulation, Ministry of Commerce, Culture and Tourism The Ministry put forward relevant opinions. (State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration)
2.Food Safety·Exposure Table
Recently, FoodPartner.com has summarized the food sampling inspections announced by the State Administration of Market Supervision in February 2021. In February, the State Administration of Market Supervision announced the second phase of the notice on the unqualified food, involving 14 batches of unqualified samples. (Food Partners Network)
Remarks:Unqualified samples involve 9 categories of biscuits, roasted seeds and nuts products, condiments, convenience foods, pastries, meat products, edible oils, fats and their products, fruit products, and beverages . The most unqualified samples detected microbial contamination problems, with 8 batches, accounting for nearly 60%of all unqualified samples. In addition, there are also problems with the use of food additives detected in samples, problems with food additives and label label values, and problems with quality indicators that are not up to standard.
Recently, the General Administration of Customs released information on food and cosmetics that were not allowed to enter the country in January 2021. According to incomplete statistics from the Food Partner Network, 23,229 kilograms of imported wine were not allowed to enter the country, and there were 9 batches in total. (Food Partners Network)
Comment: These unauthorized imported wines are all from Australia. The reason for the unauthorized entry is that the label is not qualified. The ports of entry are Shenzhen and Chongqing.
In the second half of 2020, some community group buying companies used their capital advantages to carry out a large number of price subsidies, disrupting the order of market prices, and arousing widespread concern from all walks of life. Based on the clues of price monitoring, the State Administration of Market Supervision has successively filed investigations into five community group buying companies suspected of improper price behavior. (State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration)
Comments: On March 3, 2021, the State Administration of Market Supervision issued a legal review to Orange Heart Optimal (Beijing) Technology Development Co., Ltd., Shanghai Yucan Information Technology Co., Ltd., and Shenzhen Meituan Optimal Technology Co., Ltd. , Beijing Shihui Technology Co., Ltd. and other four community group buying companies were fined 1.5 million yuan in administrative penalties, and Wuhan Seven Delicious Food Technology Co., Ltd. was imposed a fine of 500,000 yuan in administrative penalties.
Some time ago, the Market Supervision Bureau of Chengdu Pidu District carried out law enforcement inspections of a cold storage in its jurisdiction based on complaints and reports, but the on-site cold storage staff did not cooperate and closed the door of the cold storage and left the scene. The District Market Supervision Bureau, together with the District Public Security Bureau and Anjing Sub-district Office, coordinated the park management to contact the person in charge of the cold storage Liu XX and the library manager Wang XX, and no one arrived at the scene until 18:00 on the same day to cooperate with law enforcement officers to carry out law enforcement inspections . In view of the inability to enter the freezer for inspection, and the law enforcement officers combined with the content of the complaint and report, after a multi-party consultation on the spot, the freezer was sealed in accordance with Article 110 (5) of the”Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China” . (WeChat ID of the Market Supervision Administration of Pidu District)
Comments: After investigation, it was found that Liu Moumou did not obtain a business license and engaged in cold storage storage service activities, and refused to accept the situation of market supervision law enforcement personnel carrying out food safety supervision and inspection. The Market Supervision Bureau of Pidu District, in accordance with Article 13 of the Measures for the Investigation and Punishment of Unlicensed and Unlicensed Operations, and Article 133, Paragraph 1 of the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China, ordered Liu XX to correct the illegal acts and An administrative penalty of 21,000 yuan was imposed and 1,148 yuan of illegal gains confiscated.
Recently, the Food and Drug Environment Division of Wuxi Public Security Bureau obtained clues that someone in Xinwu District made fake foreign wines and sold them to multiple bars. The police of the Wu Public Security Bureau discovered a gang that produced and sold counterfeit wines. After they had sufficient evidence, they collected the network and arrested 10 suspects, destroyed 2 production sites, sealed up 7 warehouses, and seized various finished products and counterfeit brand-name wines on the spot. More than 2,100 bottles, more than 40,000 bottles of various packaging materials, more than 220 liters of original liquor in barrels. Later, the police arrested Zhou’s next home, Wang, in a bar. He was the head of the bar’s department and seized more than a dozen boxes of fake liquor sold to the bar by Zhou on the spot. (Ping An Wuxi WeChat ID)
Comments: Zhou, Wang and others were taken criminal compulsory measures in accordance with the law for suspected of producing and selling counterfeit and inferior products.
On February 25, the People’s Court of Hantai District, Hanzhong City pronounced a verdict on a criminal and incidental civil public interest lawsuit concerning the sale of counterfeit drugs. The Hantai District Court found that in June 2019, the defendant Chu, in order to obtain high profits, contacted the defendant Chen via WeChat to purchase a batch of counterfeit donkey-hide gelatin. The defendant Chen bought a batch of fake donkey-hide gelatin from others at a low price and resold it to the defendant Chu after a small price increase. Defendant Chu knew that the fake donkey-hide gelatin he had purchased was still on sale. According to reports from the masses, in September 2020, the public security organs and the staff of the market supervision department went to Chu for inspection and sent the fake donkey-hide gelatin to food and drug supervision and inspection. The results of the inspection by the research institute showed that the batch of donkey-hide gelatin”identification items do not meet the requirements, that is, it does not contain the main component of donkey skin; supplementary inspection items detect bovine origin ingredients, that is, contain cowhide”. The ingredients contained in the medicine do not match the ingredients of donkey-hide gelatin prescribed by the national drug standards, and are fake medicines. The actions of the second defendant constituted the crime of selling counterfeit drugs. (WeChat ID of the People’s Court of Hantai District)
Comments: The People’s Court of Hantai District, Hanzhong City sentenced defendant Chu to six months imprisonment and fined 16,000 yuan for selling counterfeit drugs; and sentenced defendant Chen to fixed-term imprisonment Six months, and fined 8,000 yuan; recovered 12,025 yuan of criminal proceeds. At the same time, the two defendants were judged to bear the compensation of 119,750 yuan in public interest litigation and publicly apologized in the municipal media.
3. Domestic food information hot news
On February 18, 2021, the”Top 10 Hot Vocabulary in the Food Industry in 2020″ selection activity initiated by FoodPartner. In accordance with past practices, this activity was first summarized by enthusiastic netizens of the Food Forum into a keyword for the hot events in 2020, and then 15 candidate words were sorted out and selected from January 12th to February 17th, 2021. Vote in the food forum. During the period, a total of 977 registered netizens who have been audited and certified participated in the voting, and finally selected ten popular words such as”cold-chain food”,”live-broadcasting goods”, and”fasting wild animals”. (Food Partners Network)
Comments:According to the voting results,”cold chain food” topped the list of”hot vocabulary in the food industry in 2020″, and”live-streaming goods” and”fasted wild animals” ranked second, the third.
According to incomplete statistics from the Food Partner Network, 199 food and related standards were officially implemented in March. 181 new standards were added to replace 18 standards. The new standards accounted for 91%of the total number of standards. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Among the standards implemented in March, 47 are national standards, 33 are local standards, 20 are industry standards, and 99 are group standards. These standards involve product or raw material standards, norms and regulations standards, testing method standards, etc. Local standards involve Fujian, Guangdong, Guizhou, Henan, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Jiangsu, Ningxia, Shandong, Shaanxi, Shanghai, Guangdong Yunfu, Yunnan, Chongqing, and Guangdong Zhuhai.
On February 27, it was learned from the official website of the Supreme People’s Court that the”Supplementary Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on the Implementation of the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China on Determining Crimes (7)” had been passed by the Supreme People’s Court on February 22, 2021. The 1832th meeting of the People’s Court Judicial Committee, adopted by the 63rd meeting of the 13th Procuratorial Committee of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on February 26, 2021, will be implemented on March 1, 2021. (Food Partners Network)
Comments:Article 408 (Article 45 of the”Criminal Law Amendment (11)”), which clarifies the crime of dereliction of duty in food and drug supervision, and cancels dereliction of duty in food supervision Guilt.
In the near future, what new customs policies and regulations have been implemented in the food industry? Come and find out! (Wechat issued by the customs)
Comments: Announcement concerning the quarantine and sanitation requirements for imported beef cattle for slaughter in Laos; Announcement on preventing the introduction of highly pathogenic avian influenza from Algeria into my country; Announcement on phytosanitary requirements for imported Serbian corn, etc. .
[Inventory] 2020 soft drink industry:new beverages and diversified capital markets coexist with good and bad news
FoodPartner.com has compiled relevant developments in the soft drink industry in 2020. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: In the soft drink market in 2020, new products such as functional drinks, sparkling water, and ready-to-drink teas will appear, and new beverage products will be diversified; in the capital market, Nongfu Spring, Jungang Yaoda Health and Liziyuan were successfully listed, and of course the delisting of companies has also occurred.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs implements the”Five Major Actions” for stabilizing and increasing grain production, striving to achieve a bumper annual grain harvest
Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs issued the”Guiding Opinions on Doing a Good Job in Stabilizing Grain Production and Increasing Production in 2021″, clarifying the timetable and roadmap for grain production, and implementing”suppressing responsibility, stabilizing acreage and gaining a bumper harvest” and”strengthening scientific and technological bill of lading to capture output.” Five major actions such as “bumping harvest”, “preventing pests and diseases and fighting disasters to achieve a bumper harvest”, “strengthening policies to consolidate the foundation to ensure a bumper harvest”, “monitoring and early warning to ensure a bumper harvest”, refine the division of responsibilities, implement key measures, tightly link each other, and never fail to achieve a good harvest. The annual grain harvest provides strong support for economic and social development. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
Comments: The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has clearly stated that it is necessary to ensure that the annual grain area will only increase and not decrease, focus on stabilizing grain rations, increasing corn and soybeans, and ensuring that the grain sown area is stable at more than 1.75 billion mu. Strive to increase corn by more than 10 million mu, ensure that grain output remains at more than 1,300 billion jin, and strive to increase production more.
Second, international hot news
1. International early warning
On February 24, 2021, the US FDA website updated the import early warning measures (import alert), in which automatic detention measures were implemented for related products of two Chinese companies. (Food Partners Network)
Comment: Remind export companies to strictly follow the requirements for food production and processing, ensure the compliance and safety of food, and actively cooperate with inspections to avoid the risk of export products being detained.
In February 2021, 27 European countries notified 320 batches of products through RASFF. The top three products were fruit and vegetable products (70 cases, 21.88%), nuts, nut products, and seeds (50 cases, 15.63 cases).%), cereals and bakery products (31 cases, 9.69%), accounting for 47.19%of the total notifications. The top three countries that issued notifications were Germany (64 cases, 20.00%), the Netherlands (38 cases, 11.88%), and Italy (33 cases, 10.31%), accounting for 42.19%of the total notifications. (Technical Trade Measures Information Network)
Comments: 22 cases involving Chinese products were notified (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), accounting for 6.88%of the total notifications. The top two notifications were food contact material products (10 cases, 45.45%), fruit and vegetable products (3 cases, 13.64%), herbs and spices, cereals and bakery products, and compound feed were notified with 2 cases each. The top three countries that reported the number of Chinese products were Spain (4 cases, 18.18%), Germany (3 cases, 13.64%), and the Netherlands (3 cases, 13.64%), accounting for 45.45%of the total number of RASFF notifications to Chinese products in the same period.
In February 2021, the U.S. FDA refused to import many batches of food such as chili powder, red date products, noodles and so on. (Food Partners Network)
Remarks:The main reasons for product unqualified include all or part of the product contains filthy, rotten, decomposable substances or other unsuitable substances, and suspected melamine and/or melamine analogues.
Recently, the Australian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Environment updated the violations of imported food in January and notified that many batches of products in my country were 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.
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: 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 official website of the European Union, in the 8th 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 all export companies to export products strictly in accordance with the requirements of EU member states, do not use EU unauthorized substances, pay attention to the amount of migration of various substances in food contact materials, and check The residues of pesticides in products ensure the safety of food and related products and avoid export risks.
2. International Food
In mid-to-late February each year, the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) of the United States Department of Agriculture releases an agricultural outlook report on the next ten years. Based on the global macroeconomics, agricultural productivity and trade policy, the global agricultural product supply and demand, Forecast the trend of indicators such as trade and prices. This article selects the parts related to the soybean industry in the report just released this year, and looks forward to the industry development trend to 2030. (American Soybean Export Association WeChat ID)
Comment: In the next ten years, US soybean exports are expected to increase substantially. This is mainly due to the gradual recovery of the overall economy and the increase in demand from China. However, despite the growth in US soybean exports during the outlook period, its share of global soybean exports will decline – from approximately 34%in 2021/22 to 29.5%in 2030/31.
Malta will completely ban the production, import, distribution and use of lightweight plastic handbags
At the end of 2020, Malta has issued two important regulations in the management of plastic products. One is about prohibiting disposable plastic products from being placed on the market, and the other is for lightweight plastic handbags (or transport bags)-“Lightweight Regulations on Restriction of Placing Plastic Handbags on the Market. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: This regulation is Malta’s implementation of the relevant requirements of the EU Directive (EU) 2015/720 on the reduction of the consumption of lightweight plastic handbags, and the relevant management requirements of the directive will be officially effective in Malta. The supervision is carried out jointly by the Malta Environment and Resources Authority and the customs department.
According to the data released on the website of the Agricultural Bank of Russia a few days ago, the consumption of chocolate by the Russian people in 2020 will drop by 10%year-on-year. At the same time, China’s chocolate retail market in 2020 will be approximately 20.4 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 2 billion yuan. Under the trend of people in the two countries pursuing a healthy lifestyle, dark chocolate may be the growth point of the people’s demand in the future. (Russian Satellite News Agency)
Comments: According to forecasts, in the medium term, China’s per capita chocolate consumption will not change much, but at the same time, the demand for chocolate will increase with the shift from quantity to quality:China Consumers are more and more willing to buy high-quality products with better ingredients and better taste.
With the normalization of the new crown epidemic, the consumption of take-out catering food continues to increase. In order to strengthen the management of this type of health and safety, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety will work with 17 local autonomous organizations to conduct a review from March 29 to April 2. Take-out restaurants such as pig’s trotters and rice-filled food will conduct centralized inspections. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: The focus of this inspection is mainly on stores with small business areas, poor sanitation management, or records of administrative penalties among more than 1,500 take-out restaurants such as trotters and rice-filled restaurants. The main inspection contents include:compliance with hygienic operation standards; whether to keep or use expired products; repeated use behavior of catering food; temperature management of refrigeration and freezing equipment, etc.
As the situation of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Europe continues to deteriorate, since March 2021, the Russian Federal Veterinary Plant Service has imposed a temporary ban on the export of live poultry and poultry products to Russia in some European countries. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: According to the relevant provisions of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Law, Russia has temporarily banned the import of live poultry, hatching eggs, poultry meat and their products from the above-mentioned regions (measures have been taken to eliminate the virus Excluding poultry meat products), poultry feed and feed additives (except for plant-derived feed and feed additives, chemical and microbial compound feeds).
Three, food technology
On March 1, it was learned from the website of the Chinese Institute of Cereals and Oils that the Chinese Institute of Cereals and Oils announced the candidates to be recommended by the academician candidates of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2021. After unit recommendation, formal review, material review, and preliminary review by the selection expert committee, the China Cereals and Oils Association plans to select one academician candidate of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2021. (Food Partners Network)
On March 1, the website of the Chinese Society of Food Science and Technology announced the selection results of the”Young Talents Support Project (2020-2022)”. Deng Ruijie of Sichuan University and Yi Junjie of Kunming University of Science and Technology were selected. (Food Partners Network)
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 ribosomal protein NAL21/RPS3A to affect the width of rice leaves by regulating the translation level of auxin response factors and leaf lateral expansion regulators . On February 16, relevant research results were published online in”Plant Physiology”. (Institute of Crop Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)
The team of Researcher Li Zhong from the Yangtze River Fisheries Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences conducted a study on the chromosome map of the rice field eel’s genome and obtained the first high-quality genome reference map. The research results were recently published online in the journal”G3:Genes/Genomes/Genetics”. This is another important achievement made by the team on the basis of the first complete artificial large-scale breeding of rice field eel in China, and laid an important foundation for the accelerated breeding of new rice field eel varieties. (Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences)