2. Ask relevant personnel
Talk to relevant personnel in the company’s quality control, materials, production management, procurement and other departments to learn about the company’s basic information, production and management personnel’s awareness of food safety, food Implementation status of all aspects of production safety, etc.
3. Inspection of premises, goods and equipment strong>
focuses on on-site field inspections, combined with related cargo entry and exit, acceptance, equipment maintenance and other documents and spot checks, focusing on corporate environmental sanitation, workshop facilities, and production water Or ice, raw and auxiliary materials and food additives storage and use, production and processing, chemical management, inspection and testing, etc., through on-site inspections to grasp the company’s food production safety status.
4. Check the relevant execution records of the production management process
focuses on verifying the company’s CCP (critical control point) execution records and sanitary operation and handling records.
The shipper (or its agent) shall, in accordance with the regulations, present the contract, invoice, packing list, factory inspection list, conformity guarantee and other necessary vouchers and related approvals The documents are declared to the local customs of the export food production enterprise, the information of the export candy declaration is entered through the international trade”single window”, and the scanned copy of the data is uploaded in accordance with the relevant regulations on the in-depth promotion of the electronic work of inspection and quarantine documents. Export food production enterprises must be filed with the customs. When reporting, the exported candies shall be declared one by one in accordance with the product name, specification, number/weight, and production date.
Step 4:Conformity assessment
The system draws lots of unselected candies, and the customs will review the declaration information and accompanying documents as required. The review is based on the level of risk of the goods and the credit of the enterprise. Level, in accordance with the requirements of the document review and deployment control rules, and on the basis of the company’s qualification guarantee, the conformity assessment shall be conducted through the review method, and the documents shall be released after the review is qualified and the export shall be permitted.
The system draws lots of candies, and the customs conducts on-site inspection. Customs inspection refers to the administrative law enforcement action of the customs to determine whether the attributes, origin, and cargo conditions of the exported candies are consistent with the declaration after the enterprise declares. For batches that need to be sent for inspection in the system’s instructions, customs inspectors will sample the exported candies for inspection. After passing the inspection and quarantine, it will be released and allowed to be exported.
If the exported candy meets the export requirements after conformity assessment, the customs shall issue a certificate as needed.
Unqualified candies will be issued by the customs after inspection and quarantine. Where technical processing can be carried out in accordance with the law, it shall be carried out under the supervision of the customs, and the export shall be permitted only after being qualified; export shall not be permitted if the technical processing cannot be carried out in accordance with the law or the technical processing is still unqualified after technical processing.
Customs, in accordance with the principles of prevention first, legal standardization, territorial management, and hierarchical notification, carries out notification of import and export food safety, and urges and reminds the notified company or department to be serious Fulfill the responsibility of import and export food safety.
In order to ensure the export of candy and the smooth delivery to consumers, three key points should be paid attention to during production:
First, it must comply with the other party’s relevant laws and standards for imported confectionery products.
The”One Belt One Road” countries cover more than 130 countries and regions in Europe, Asia and Africa, and different countries and regions use different regulations and standards.
For example in Southeast Asian countries:
Indonesia and Thailand both require amaranth pigment to be banned on imported sweets; Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and other countries all prohibit the pigments lemon yellow, sunset yellow, carmine, Erythrosine, Allure Red, and Brilliant Blue are limited in quantity.
Indonesia’s halal product assurance law (HPA) compulsory regulations and Malaysia’s halal food certification (Halal) put forward specific requirements for export candy manufacturers.
The candy that enters the EU countries must meet the requirements of EU regulations for imported candy products (excluding fruit and vegetable sugars):the maximum limit after the use of some pigments is 0.3g/kg (the pigment erythrosine is forbidden).
Second, we must focus on foreign technical trade measures.
In recent years, major candy importing countries such as the United States, Japan, South Korea, the European Union, and Southeast Asia have all revised their food laws. Various countries have raised food import thresholds and technical barriers, making my country’s food export companies face more severe challenges. Mainly:
1. Chemical pollutants. Due to the numerous projects and stricter restrictions, heavy metals and other pollutants (such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, etc.), illegal additives and other chemical pollution problems have become the main barriers to food exports.
2. Label information. Countries frequently update and revise food labeling regulations, such as:attach importance to the labeling of nutritional ingredients, such as the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) issued”Food Labeling Standards” all correction notices; the United States FDA issued new regulations on food labeling, against 20 years ago The first major reform of the laws and regulations in Australia and Malaysia; Australia and Malaysia pay special attention to food label nutrition content; Canada requires that all text on the label must be in English and French.
Third, pay special attention to the identification of food allergens.
At present, food allergy has become one of the major hygiene issues of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), promulgating the label of allergens in food The countries and regions taking measures include the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.
In the face of increasingly stringent technical regulations and requirements from abroad, as an export confectionery manufacturer, it should pay attention to the technical indicators related to the quality and safety of export products in a timely manner, according to the relevant technical indicators of the importing country It is required to organize production to the greatest extent to avoid foreign returns or quality notifications caused by quality problems after the goods are put into production in batches.
Therefore, it is recommended that export confectionery manufacturers should strengthen the control of project risk points such as food additives, heavy metals, and microorganisms. Implement quality control throughout the entire chain of nutrition label use, pre-exit testing, post-exit traceability management, and emergency response; on the other hand, it is necessary to strengthen business management, implement a food additive procurement system for raw materials for export products, and implement qualified suppliers for filing and requesting The ingredients and factory inspection reports of raw and auxiliary materials and additives ensure that there are no prohibited additives in candy additives, actively avoid and prevent risks, and further open up the”Belt and Road” countries and regions.
Contribution unit:Shantou Customs