Summary | 1070 batches of food were not allowed to enter China in H1

According to the information of food and cosmetics that are not allowed to enter China from January to June in 2021 released by the General Administration of Customs, Foodmate made statistics on the food that is not allowed to enter China in the first half of 2021. From January to June, 1,070 batches of food were found to be unqualified and not allowed to enter China, which is 28% more than the 836 batches in the first half of 2020.

249 batches of unqualified food were detected in June, which was the largest number of food. In February, there were 138 batches of food not allowed to enter China, which was the least number. The details are as follows:
Number of batches of food not allowed to enter China from January to June

According to statistics, foods were not allowed to entry China in 27 ports, including Beijing, Dalian, Fuzhou, Gongbei, Huangpu, Jiangmen, Guangzhou, Haikou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Manchuria, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Qingdao, Xiamen, Shantou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhanjiang, Changchun, Tianjin, Urumqi, Wuhan, Changsha, Zhengzhou, Chongqing.

The number of batches of food not allowed to enter each port

The place of food not allowed to enter China involves more than 60 countries or regions. Afghanistan, Argentina, Egypt, Austria, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Brazil, Belgium, Belarus, Poland, Denmark, France, Germany, Russia, Ecuador, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Korea, Netherlands, Canada, Ghana, Mauritania, Cambodia, Czech, Latvia, Malaysia, USA, Peru, Myanmar, Mexico, etc. Among them, Taiwan, Japan and India were the top three in terms of the number of food batches not allowed to enter China.

According to statistics, the reasons for these foods not allowed to enter China in the first half of 2021 mainly focus on the following five aspects: unqualified labels, food additives do not meet Chinese standards, microbial contamination, failure to provide certificates as required, and does not pass inspection and quarantine. Also some food were mould, expired, spoiled, with unqualified sensory indice, with pesticide or veterinary drug residues, heavy metal pollution, contains ingredients that have not been quarantined or permitted to enter China or unlabeled or unapproved GMO ingredients; Moreover, goods do not conform to the description of documents, have animal epidemic or nutrition enhancer use problem, etc.

Among them, the products with unqualified labels are the most. As an important carrier of product information, food label is the most direct way for consumers to understand the information related to the food they buy. The current Measures for the Administration of import and Export Food Safety stipulates that the Chinese labels and instructions for imported pre-packaged food shall comply with the provisions of Chinese laws and regulations and the requirements of national food safety standards. Foodmate reminds all importers, the imported food must strictly comply with the provisions of China's laws and regulations, and the relevant materials must be checked to ensure qualification of product, so as not to cause unnecessary losses.
Reasons for unqualified food not allowed to enter China

It is reported that the food not allowed to enter has been returned or destroyed at the port. Foodmate reminds consumers, in the purchase of imported food should pay attention to check whether the product has a Chinese label. According to the regulations, imported food must have a Chinese label listed the food name, ingredient, net content, country of origin/region and other information. The food should also have inspection quarantine certificate at the same time, consumer can ask for this certificate to dealer. In addition, the purchase of imported food must be through the formal channels, do not easily believe the cross-border online shopping, buying agent.

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