China Food Inspection Report in the First Quarter of 2018

放大字体  缩小字体 Date:02 May 2018  Source:SAMR  Writer:Foodmate  Views:185
 

On April 26, 2018, the State Administration for Market Regulation issued an announcement on the analysis of sampling inspections for food safety supervision in the first quarter of 2018.

 

In the first quarter of 2018, a total of 432,709 batches of food sample inspection results were completed and announced nationwide. From the report, 421,558 batches of samples were tested to be qualified, 11,151 batches of of samples were tested to be unqualified, and the overall sample qualification rate was 97.4%, which was basically the same as in the same period of 2017.

Order
Category
Sample
Inspection
Quality/Batch
Qualified
Sample
Quality/Batch
Unqualified
Sample
Quality/Batch
Sample
Qualification
Rate
1
Health Food
5464
5392
72
98.7%
2
FSMP
154
152
2
98.7%
3
Infant Formula
2675
2673
2
99.9%
 
Total
8293
8219
76
99.1%

The main issues from the sample inspection:
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  • 1. 30% of the unqualified sample inspections fails for using food additives out of the permitted range of use and limit amount. The amount of unqualified sample is 0.1% lower than the same period of last year.
  • 2. 25.3% of the unqualified sample inspections fail for the microbial contamination in food, which is 1.3% lower than the same period of last year.
  • 3. The problem of unqualified residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs in food accounts for 21.6% of the total number of unqualified sample inspections, which is 6.6% higher than the same period of last year.
  • 4. 10.1% of the unqualified total number of unqualified food quality indicators failed to meet the standard, 3.9 % lower than the same period of last year.
  • 5. the problem of heavy metals and other elements in food accounted for 3.6% of the total number of unqualified sample inspection,which is 0.6% higher than the same period last year.
  • 6. non-edible substances detected in food accounted for 1.4% of the total number of unqualified sample inspection,which is 0.2% lower than the same period last year.
  • 7. the problem of bio-toxin contamination in food accounts for 1.3% of the unqualified total, which is 1.0 % higher than the same period of last year.
Advice from Global Foodmate:
Ø  Enterprise managers should pay full attention to the food safety compliance.
Ø  Full understanding of the "Food Safety Law" and its regulations,  related product standards, etc, Timely tracking changes in standards and regulations, learning cases about  food safefy events and summarize lessons learned.
Ø  Reasonable use of third-party auditing, standard regulatory consulting services, the product label and quality review and management system, to minimize the risk.

 

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