Kunshan once again reiterated the "general principles of nutrition labels for prepackaged food"
according to the relevant personnel of Kunshan inspection and Quarantine Bureau, this year, new material technology is integrated with nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology. In October, when the Bureau inspected the imported food from Taiwan, China, China, it found that 9 batches of food labels were unqualified, involving candy, cakes, beverages, etc
it is reported that since the implementation of the general principles for nutrition labels of prepackaged food on January 1 this year, Kunshan inspection and Quarantine Bureau has strengthened the food business to find ways to improve the accuracy of universal testing machines and the compliance testing of nutrition labels, and a total of 20 batches of unqualified labels have been found. It is mainly manifested in the incomplete labeling of the basic elements of the label, such as the lack of nutritional composition table; The use of food additives is not standardized, and additives are used in excess of quantity and scope; There are false, exaggerated and misleading words or graphics in the label, such as a milk sugar that basically does not contain protein; The nutrition labels are not standardized. For example, the nutrition labels should indicate the core nutrients, protein, fat, carbohydrate and sodium in order, while some products are reversed or omitted; The nutritional composition of compliance test is not up to standard
the main reasons for the above problems: first, most laboratory machine technicians should learn how to find and eliminate problems. Imported food enterprises still have the concept of emphasizing products and ignoring labels, do not treat food labels with the same height as food quality and safety, lack training and understanding of relevant knowledge of imported commodity labels, and have a vague understanding of label requirements; Second, with the improvement of people's living standards and the impact of RMB appreciation, import trade has shown a good development trend. Many trading enterprises have transformed from export to import, and do not know much about the laws and regulations related to imported goods; Third, after the overseas production enterprises changed the ingredients or formulas, they did not change the nutritional composition table in time, resulting in the inconsistency between the labeled nutritional composition and the actual situation
for this reason, Kunshan inspection and Quarantine Bureau suggested that the majority of food import enterprises should, first, improve their understanding of the importance of labels, which are an integral part of the safety of prepackaged food; Second, strengthen training and learning, and be familiar with and master the laws, regulations and mandatory standards related to imported food labeling; Third, strengthen the label review. For foods with complex ingredients and involving many standard requirements, special consulting agencies can be invited to assist in the design review, so as to prevent the labels of unqualified food foam granules from entering the market from the source
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