In recent years demand for imported food has grown significantly in China. According to data released by China AQSIQ, there were 6624 batches of food rejected during 2017, more than double the amount seen in 2016 (3031 batches). Altogether over 52 thousand tons of food were returned or destroyed. Non-compliance mainly involved beverage, pastry & biscuit, candy products, grain & grain products, and wine. Major rejection reasons were unqualified certificates and non-compliant labels.