352 Batches of Imported Food Rejected by China CIQ in December 2014

original article from CIRS

The report of General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) listed the unqualified imported food in December 2014. 352 batches of imported food were returned or destroyed by local CIQs.

There are mainly 6 reasons for CIQ rejection, which covered more than 83% of the batches rejected,respective proportions were showed in Figure 1.

Figure1. irregular Reasons for Rejected Imported Food in December 2014


1. Copper content does not count as a testing item for chocolate and its product

National Standard for Food Safety--Chocolate, CocoaButter Replacer and its Product (GB2678.2-2014)was released on December 24, 2014. According to this regulation, from the date of promulgation, the copper content will not count as a testing item any more. So in the future, copper exceeded will not hinder chocolate and its product from importing into China.

2. Products containing the ingredients of animal origin or plant origin should have quarantine admission qualification

Four batches of instant noodle products from Taiwan were refused to import by local CIQ because of containing animal original ingredients which without quarantine admission qualification. Related product manufactures should pay more attention to that.

3. Illegal use of food additives

As the differences between international food additive standards, lots of imported foods were refused because of irregular use of food additives.The latest regulation NationalFood Safety Standards for the Usage of Food Additives (GB 2760-2014) was enacted by the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC) on December 24, 2014, which will formally implement on May 24,2015. The National Food Safety Standards for the Usage of Food Additives (GB 2760-2014)details approved food additive categories, range of application and maximum dosage. To reduce the risk, all food additives you used should be checked according to GB 2760-2014 and notices regarding food additives published by NHFPC before import.

The English version of GB 2760-2014National Food Safety Standards for the Usage of Food Additives is available, if you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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