Recently, FoodPartner.com has compiled the food sampling inspections announced by the General Administration of Market Supervision in March 2021. In March, the General Administration of Market Supervision announced the third phase of the notice on the unqualified food, and a total of 27 batches of food were included in the unqualified list. (Food Partners Network)
Mr. Li bought 30 bags of imported sugar on an e-commerce platform and paid RMB 2,250. On March 10, 2017, the candy was shipped from Panyu District, Guangzhou City, where the store is located, and Mr. Li signed for the goods on March 13, 2017. Later, Mr. Li found that the imported food involved had no Chinese labels, no entry-exit inspection and quarantine certification materials, and added propolis, a raw material that cannot be added to ordinary food. Therefore, Mr. Li sued the court and asked the store to return the goods and pay ten times the compensation. . After the trial, the court ruled that the shop shall bear the responsibility of returning the goods and paying ten times the compensation. (Beijing Haidian Court WeChat ID)
On March 29, the General Administration of Customs released information on food and cosmetics that were not allowed to enter the country in February 2021. In February 2021, the national customs detected 138 batches of unqualified and non-entry food items in the port supervision process. (Source:Food Partner Network)
The Ching Ming Festival is approaching. As a traditional food, the quality and safety of the Youth League has been receiving wide attention. In order to effectively prevent food safety risks and ensure the safety of citizens’ consumption, the Shanghai Market Supervision Bureau recently conducted random inspections on the youth leagues produced and operated in the city. The city has sampled 80 samples of various youth leagues, including 20 from manufacturers, supermarkets and food stores. 60 other retail units. The results showed that all 80 samples met relevant food safety standards, and the qualified rate of supervision and random inspection was 100%. (Source:Shanghai market supervision WeChat account)
One day, the Shanghai Pudong New Area Market Supervision Bureau received a consumer complaint, reflecting that a catering company’s new menu displayed”Organic Flammulina” and”Organic Spinach” on the new menu provided in its operations, and consumers asked it to provide relevant materials , The other party cannot provide it. Upon investigation, the company failed to provide “organic” related certification materials, and was suspected of violating the provisions of Article 20 Paragraph 1 of the Consumer Rights Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China. The Pudong New Area Market Supervision Bureau filed a case for investigation in accordance with the law. (Shanghai market supervision WeChat account)
Recently, the Jingyan County Market Supervision and Administration Bureau, in conjunction with the”Spring Thunder Action 2021″, found that a restaurant in Yancheng Street was conducting regular law enforcement inspections on agricultural (market) markets, supermarkets, and catering units within its jurisdiction. There are sales records of”Thrush” dishes on the checkout. Law enforcement officers immediately conducted an on-site inspection of the restaurant, but did not find”Thrush”, but found 9 smoked quails for sale in the back kitchen. After investigation, in order to attract customers, increase the sales of dishes, and obtain greater profits, the restaurant used wild animals as a gimmick, processed and marinated the quail purchased on the market and sold it under the name”Thrush”. (Sichuan Provincial Market Supervision Administration)
Recently, the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court concluded an appeal for trademark infringement and unfair competition between Shanghai Guanshengyuan Food Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Shanghai Guanshengyuan Company) and Chengdu Xindu District Guanshengyuan Food Co., Ltd. Uphold the judgment of first instance. (Shanghai Intellectual Property Court WeChat ID)
Recently, the China Consumers Association has received feedback from consumers that when dining at restaurants, some restaurants do not provide manual ordering or even on-site menus. Consumers can only follow the official account or mini program and perform”scan code point” meal”. In this regard, the China Consumers Association believes that:only providing”scan code ordering” is suspected of excessive collection of consumer personal information; only providing”scan code ordering” violates consumers’ right to fair trade; not providing on-site menus is detrimental to consumers’ knowledge Right, the application of new technologies should not become a consumption barrier for special consumer groups. (WeChat account of China Consumers Association)
Anhui implements food safety principal responsibility list management for food producers
Recently, the Anhui Provincial Market Supervision Bureau formulated and issued the”List of Main Responsibilities for Food Safety of Food Production Enterprises” and”List of Main Responsibilities for Food Safety of Food Production and Processing Workshops”, listing the responsibilities, legal basis and punishment measures by category. The main responsibility for food safety of food producers in the province is to be managed in a list, so as to facilitate the efficient supervision of food producers and market supervisors. (Market Supervision Administration of Anhui Province)
Comments: The list systematically and comprehensively sorts out the current food safety laws, regulations and regulations, and summarizes the main responsibilities of legal food safety that food manufacturers and small food workshops should bear into two forms. Among them, the main responsibility list of food production enterprises is divided into 11 categories and 91 items, including legally obtained qualifications, employee management, production process control, purchase inspection, food safety self-inspection, factory sales management, labels, instructions and advertising, food safety Accident management, food recall management, food traceability management and other main responsibilities; the main responsibility list of the small food production and processing workshop is divided into 8 categories and 71 items, including legally obtained qualifications, management of employees, production process control, purchase inspection, and food safety. Inspection, labels, instructions and advertising, food recall management and other main responsibilities.
In order to fully understand my country’s longan production and market conditions, and put forward recommendations for the development of longan industry, the Institute of Science and Technology Information of the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences was commissioned to set up a special study, through literature review, communication consultation, grassroots discussions, and surveys of main producing areas. Comprehensive investigation and analysis of my country’s longan industry. (China’s agricultural industrialization micro-signal)
Comment:Longan, as a tropical characteristic advantageous agricultural product in my country, has played an important role in industrial poverty alleviation and rural revitalization in hot areas. From 2014 to 2018, my country’s longan cultivation and production were stable, and the output could not fully satisfy consumption. Fresh longan maintained a trade deficit. In the next 3 to 5 years, it is expected that the scale of longan cultivation in my country will stabilize, the output will increase steadily, and imports and consumption will continue to grow.
In March, spring returns to the earth, the grass grows and the warbler flies, and all things recover. In the past month, what are the hot news in the food industry? (Food Partners Network)
Comments: The National People’s Congress and CPPCC National People’s Congress in 2021 will be held in Beijing on March 5 and March 4 respectively. Some representatives of the People’s Congress and CPPCC members of the food industry put forward some suggestions and proposals in the food industry; The 2021″March 15″ evening party is on schedule. The evening party focuses on”boosting consumption and starting from the heart”, exposing the illegal use of”clenbuterol” by mutton sheep farmers in Qingxian County, Hebei Province; March 18, National Health and Health The Commission and the State Administration for Market Supervision jointly issued Announcement No. 3 of 2021, and issued 50 new national food safety standards including”Infant Formula” and 4 amendments.
According to incomplete statistics from FoodPartner.com, 104 food and related standards were officially implemented in April. 83 new standards were added and 21 standards were replaced. The new standards accounted for 79.8%of the total number of standards. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: According to statistics, among the standards implemented in April, there are 9 national standards, 40 local standards, 35 industry standards, and 20 group standards. These standards involve product standards, norms and regulations standards, testing method standards, etc. Industry standards involve light industry standards, transportation industry standards, agricultural industry standards, etc., and local standards involve Beijing, Heilongjiang, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shenzhen, Guizhou, and Qinghai.
On September 3, 2020, the European Union issued the 15th Amendment Act (EU) 2020/1245 for Food Contact Plastics Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011. The amendment has entered into force on September 23, 2020. Plastic materials and products for food contact that are placed on the EU market for the first time before March 23, 2021 and comply with the original regulations are allowed to continue to be sold until September 23, 2022. The inventory is exhausted. (12360 Customs Hotline WeChat ID)
Comments: (EU) 2020/1245, as the 15th revision of the widely influential (EU) No. 10/2011 Regulation The contact material industry is facing new challenges and requires companies to make full preparations early to avoid export losses.
Recently, the website of the General Administration of Customs released the latest list of designated supervision sites for imported fruits. It can be seen from this list that the number of designated supervision sites for imported fruit approved nationwide has reached 119, distributed in 21 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across the country. Among them, Guangdong, a major foreign trade province, has the most designated supervision sites for imported fruits, reaching 31, mainly located in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Fujian ranks second with 14, mainly located in Xiamen. Guangxi and Yunnan rely on their numerous land ports with Southeast Asian countries and have 10 and 9 designated supervision sites for entering fruit respectively, ranking third and fourth in the country. (International Fruit and Vegetable Report)
Comments: According to the”Administrative Measures for the Inspection and Quarantine of Imported Fruits”, Article 16″Incoming fruits that have not completed inspection and quarantine shall be stored in places designated by the customs and shall not be moved or moved without authorization. According to the “sale and use” regulations, foreign trade ports must have designated supervision sites for entering fruits if they want to carry out fruit import business. With the increasing demand for imported fruits in the domestic market, designated supervision sites for imported fruits are also growing rapidly.
On March 25th, Mengniu Dairy (2319.HK) released its 2020 financial report, with revenue of 76.034 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.6%in comparable business revenue and a profit of 3.525 billion yuan. Pure milk, cheese, fresh milk and other businesses have achieved high-quality double-digit or even triple-digit growth and continue to lead the way. (COFCO Corporation)
Comment: Mengniu’s steady growth performance shows that China’s leading dairy companies have the full potential to lead the industry. In 2020, Mengniu focused on consumers and bravely assumed the responsibilities of the “national team” of the dairy industry, which effectively resolved the adverse effects of the epidemic and quickly achieved performance recovery and quality growth.
Recently, the food industry has started to implement some new customs-related policies and regulations. (Wechat issued by the customs)
Comments: Announcement concerning the inspection and quarantine requirements of imported Albanian dairy products; Announcement on preventing the introduction of highly pathogenic avian influenza from Finland into our country; on preventing the introduction of highly pathogenic avian influenza from Estonia into our country Announcement; Announcement on Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Imported Serbian Beet Meal; Announcement on Issuing the”Customs Implementation Measures for the”Zero Tariff” Policy for Self-use Production Equipment in Hainan Free Trade Port (for Trial Implementation)”; on preventing the introduction of Malaysian African swine fever into my country Announcement; Announcement on quarantine and sanitation requirements for imported Czech compound feed.
Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, together with the National Health Commission and the General Administration of Market Supervision, issued a new version of the”National Food Safety Standards Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Foods”. The standard stipulates 10092 maximum residue limits for 564 kinds of pesticides in 376 (category) foods, and has completed the target task of reaching 10,000 pesticide residue standards in the”Work Plan for Accelerating the Improvement of my country’s Pesticide Residue Standard System” approved by the State Council. (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs)
Comments: This time the three departments also issued the”National Food Safety Standard for the Determination of 331 Pesticides and Their Metabolite Residues in Plant-derived Foods by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry”, etc. The four pesticide residue testing method standards effectively solve the problem of”limited quantity and no method” in some pesticide residue standards. The new version of the standard will be officially implemented on September 3, 2021.
In order to fully grasp the production and marketing situation of white tea in China, to study the development trend of white tea and the development prospects of the industry, the China Tea Circulation Association, based on long-term continuous research, combined with industry big data, and discussed with relevant units, formed the”2021 China White Tea Production and Sales Situation” Research Report. (WeChat account of China Tea Circulation Association)
Comment: White tea is one of the six major teas in my country. The main production process is withering and drying. It is a micro-fermented tea with distinctive quality characteristics. From the last century to the beginning of this century, white tea was mainly exported, and it was an important part of my country’s tea exports. Since then, the domestic tea consumer market has improved the awareness of the health value of white tea, and some white tea products have turned into a compact form that is easy to store, and white tea has entered a period of rapid development. The vigorous development of the market has attracted the attention of some non-traditional producing areas. At present, the production of white tea involves 14 tea-producing provinces in my country.
Sweet potato has the characteristics of healthy nutrition, low investment, quick results, high land output rate, high resource utilization rate and strong adaptability. It is an important starting point for promoting farmers to get rid of poverty and becoming rich and promote rural revitalization. China is the world’s major sweet potato producer, consumer and exporter, and its output accounts for more than 60%of the world’s total output. The research team of Shandong Agricultural University conducted research and analysis on the development of my country’s sweet potato industry in the past five years. As a characteristic and advantageous agricultural product in my country, sweet potato has played an important role in agricultural efficiency, farmers’ income, and industrial poverty alleviation. (China’s agricultural industrialization micro-signal)
Comments: From 2014 to 2018, the annual output of sweet potato showed a steady growth trend, maintaining above 70 million tons; the consumption structure of sweet potato continued to reduce the proportion of feed, and the proportion of fresh food and processing increased. The development of the trend. Among the various types, the demand for fresh food is increasing. The demand for starch is basically stable, and the total consumption demand is steadily increasing. In particular, the consumption of healthy supplementary food represented by sweet potato is increasing year by year; the price of sweet potato is generally stable and the price The risk of volatility is low, and the market is stable. In the past five years, China’s sweet potato export trade volume has been increasing year by year. In 2019, the export volume has declined slightly, but the export scale is still in the forefront of the world. The research and development of new products focusing on the consumption of sweet potato products will bring new opportunities to the development of the sweet potato industry.
Second, international hot news
1. International early warning
According to the European Union’s Rapid Early Warning System for Food and Feed (RASFF), on March 30, 2021, the European Union notified my country’s unqualified exports of plastic cups. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Remind all export companies to export products strictly in accordance with the requirements of the importing country to ensure the safety of food and related products and avoid export risks.
According to the British Food Standards Agency (FSA), on March 26, 2021, the British Food Standards Agency issued a notice stating that PepsiCo is recalling a spicy tomato-flavored product because of certain batches of products. It may not be fully cooked, and the brittleness is significantly higher than usual. This product may cause a choking hazard and is unsafe to eat. (Food Partners Network)
Comment: According to the notice, the name of the recalled product is Smith’s Snaps Spicy Tomato Flavour, and each bag contains 8 packets of 13g. The shelf life is until May 29, 2021. At present, PepsiCo is recalling the above-mentioned products. Point-of-sale notifications will be displayed in all retail stores that sell this product.
EU Food and Feed Rapid Warning System (RASFF) Notification (2021year12week)
According to the official website of the European Union, in the 12th 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, 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.
According to the European Union’s Rapid Early Warning System for Food and Feed (RASFF), on March 31, 2021, the European Union notified my country’s export of frozen squid as unqualified. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: Food Partner Network reminds all export companies to export products strictly in accordance with the requirements of the importing 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 April 1, 2021, the European Union notified my country’s exports of oolong tea and barbecue-flavored peanuts as unqualified. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: The Food Partner Network reminds export companies to strictly follow the requirements of EU member states to export their products, pay attention to the presence of mycotoxins in food, check the pesticide residues in the products, and ensure that the food and The safety of related products to avoid export risks.
In March 2021, 28 European countries notified 393 batches of products through RASFF. The top three products were fruit and vegetable products (89 cases, 22.65%), nuts, nut products and seeds (45 cases, 11.45 cases).%), nutritious foods, food supplements and fortified foods (31 cases, 7.89%), accounting for 41.98%of the total notifications. The top three countries that issued notifications were Germany (72 cases, 18.32%), Spain (44 cases, 11.20%), and Italy (40 cases, 10.18%), accounting for 39.69%of the total notifications. (Technical Trade Measures Information Network)
Comments: 25 cases involving Chinese products were notified (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), accounting for 6.36%of the total notifications. The top three in the number of notifications were food contact material products (12 cases, 48.00%), fruit and vegetable products (4 cases, 16.00%), fish and fish products (2 cases, 8.00%), accounting for RASFF’s contribution to my country during the same period. 72.00%of the total number of product notifications. The countries that reported the largest number of products in my country were Italy (5 cases, 20.00%), Germany (5 cases, 20.00%), followed by the Netherlands (4 cases, 16.00%), and Spain (4 cases, 16.00%).
2. International Food
According to the information of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association, in the first three months of this year, the export volume of Vietnam’s fruit and vegetables increased by 11.3%over the same period last year, and the export volume reached approximately US$928 million. At the same time, according to preliminary statistics from the General Administration of Customs of Vietnam, in March 2021 alone, Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports reached US$364 million, an increase of 37.4%over February this year and an increase of 19.3%year-on-year. (Food Partners Network)
Comment: my country is still the largest export market for Vietnam’s fruits and vegetables. In the first two months of 2021, the country’s exports of fruits and vegetables to China reached US$353 million, an increase of 18%over the same period in 2020. Followed by the United States, Australia, Malaysia, and Russia. However, exports to the markets of Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and the Netherlands all fell.
A study recently completed by Roland Berger International Management Consulting Company (Roland Berger) shows that although China is gradually restoring pork supply and consolidating its poultry production chain, there is still room for meat exports to the Chinese market in the future. Therefore, in order not to lose this huge market, Brazilian meat factories should adopt new business strategies, such as investing in product quality, to meet the growing health and environmental requirements of Chinese buyers. (South American Overseas Chinese Newspaper Network)
Comments: Brazil’s”Economic Value” reported that António Bernardo, a partner of Roland Berger and the president of Brazil and Portugal, said that China is a huge market. Different regions have different needs, and Brazilian meat factories need to have more solid commercial operations and partnerships. He said that China believes that Brazilian meat is competitive, but in general, meat sold in Brazil is dominated by low value-added products.
The latest news from the Press Center of the Eurasian Economic Commission on March 30:On the same day, the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission officially passed a decree:It is proposed to establish a rapid supply group of agricultural products between the member states of the alliance to prevent force majeure, thereby ensuring the alliance’s agricultural food system The stability. (Food Partners Network)
Comments: It is reported that the members of the working group include representatives of various ministries and commissions of member states, and the scope of responsibility covers the agricultural market. If force majeure and other unfavorable conditions such as trade and economics, veterinary medicine, hygiene, and epidemiology cause a shortage of agricultural products in the alliance’s internal market, a group meeting will be held. According to the website, when a member country puts forward an initiative to the committee, the group will study the possibility of the alliance to provide more food to the member country, and can formulate a three-month supply plan between countries as needed and an initiative to develop mutual trade.
Russian Federal Veterinary Plant Service News on March 29:Officials from the Southern District Local Branch of the Russian Federal Veterinary Plant Service inspected the 3 tons of propolis imported from my country at the Novorossiysk Maritime Checkpoint and found that the veterinary certificate No. Article 4.4 lacks information on the use of pesticides in honey and bee products, which violates the”Eurasian Economic Union’s Uniform Veterinary and Sanitary Requirements for Veterinary Control (Supervised) Goods” and”Regarding the Customs Border and Customs Regulations for the implementation of uniform procedures for veterinarians in the region.” (Source:Food Partner Network)
Comment: At present, the relevant branches of the Russian Animal Plant Bureau have returned the above-mentioned illegal products.
Three, food technology
On March 23, the Hebei Provincial Department of Science and Technology issued a notice on the technical list of agricultural science and technology in 2021. The notice stated that in order to implement the work requirements of”opening the list and taking command” of key projects, it will focus on solving the difficult problems of the agricultural industry. The Hebei Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government have focused on deployment. After the”bottom-up solicitation of technical requirements” and”top-down condensed key directions”, the Hebei Provincial Department of Science and Technology has researched and formulated and issued the”Accurate Infant Formula Milk Powder Based on Breast Milk Research” Relevant units can actively announce and declare for 4 technical lists such as”Development”. (Food Partners Network)
The research team of Kong Fanjiang/Liu Baohui of Guangzhou University has conducted long-term systematic and in-depth research on the flowering pathway of soybean photoperiod regulation for many years, and has made a series of progress. (Guangzhou University)
Northwest traditional fermented food”slurry” can alleviate hyperuricemia by degrading uric acid
Recently, the Environmental Microbiology Research Group of Lanzhou University published a report titled”Limosilactobacillus fermentum JL-3 isolated from”Jiangshui” ameliorates hyperuricemia by degrading uric acid (Lactobacillus JL isolated from slurry water) in the journal Gut microbes. -3 can degrade uric acid, thereby alleviating hyperuricemia)” research. This study isolated Lactobacillus fermentum JL-3 from traditional fermented food slurry and found that it can control the accumulation of uric acid in tissues by degrading uric acid in animals, and revealed the specific mechanism of action. (Lanzhou University)
Recently, Cao Yanan and Huang Zhao, master students of the “Food Quality and Safety Optoelectronic Nanosensing and Informatics” innovation team of the School of Food Science and Technology of Hunan Agricultural University, developed a new type of magnetic bionic antibody, which was successfully applied to norfloxacin in milk. Efficient extraction of star residue. (College of Food Science and Technology, Hunan Agricultural University)