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China AQSIQ June Non-Compliant Food List: Beef and Milk Powder Manufacturers Blacklisted

  •   2 Aug 2017
  •    Yilia Ye
  • 1136

Takehome:

  • Beef from 6 Australian factories has been blacklisted
  • Non-compliant use of nutrition fortification substances: Vitamin B2, B6, B12 is one of reasons leading to disqualification of milk powders from both Taiwan and Australia.

On July 31, 2017, China AQSIQ released an announcement detailing unapproved food and cosmetics in June. Altogether 620 batches of food were inspected and found unqualified, including beef from 6 Australian factories and milk powder from Taiwan and Australia. Non-compliant products have been returned or destroyed.

The temporary disqualification of Australian beef from these 6 factories has garnered great public attention. According to the official document, beef from the 6 Australian factories has been blacklisted due to nonconformity between cargo and certificates, and the use of unqualified labels. It is worth noting that two of the 6 factories belong to JBS, the largest meat product processing enterprise in Australia. Moreover, the volume of these 6 factories accounts for 50% of Australian beef exportation to China. It is said that if their China export license is revoked, it could cost Australian interests over 100 million dollars.

Australian officials have clarified that all meat products shipped from these factories before July 24 will be permitted entry. These factories have 45 days to rectify label issues. As for milk powder, the unqualified products include adult milk powder and whole milk powder. Some famous dairy enterprises have been listed including Nestle. Two of the major reasons for disqualification are the use of nutrition fortification substances Vitamin B2, B6, B12 in excess ranges and nonconformity between cargo and certificates.

Please click here to see the complete list of unapproved food and cosmetics of June.

Reference link

AQSIQ announcement

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