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Spanish Infant Formula Analac Was Blacklisted in China’s Market Spot Check

  •   5 Nov 2019
  •    Yilia Ye
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    • During post-market inspections conducted by SAMR the concentration of Vitamin D contained in Analac stage 2 infant formula milk powder was shown to be inconsistent with the value indicated on its package. This violation of national standards will result in more stringent inspection of all Analac products during subsequent importation.

    On Oct. 29, 2019, China SAMR announced that 5 batches of food products were found non-compliant during market sampling inspection, one of which was Analac stage 2 infant formula milk powder manufactured by INDUSTRIAS LACTEAS ASTURIANAS (Spain). After laboratory testing, the Vitamin D contained is 0.318 ug/100 kJ, which is inconsistent with the value indicated on its package (0.43 ug/100 kJ). With reference to GB 7718-2011, authenticity and accuracy is the basic requirement for pre-packaged food labeling.

    Actually, it is not the first time that Analac has violated Chinese food regulations. In July 2019, 1 batch of Analac milk powder was rejected due to expiration date issues. In 2018 it was punished due to excessive bacterial contamination of its products.

    These frequent violations of regulations will lead to more stringent inspection when Analac enters China the next time. Additionally, with reference to the newly released “Implementation Rules of Food Safety Law” on Oct. 31, imported food products and overseas manufacturers will be subject to more stringent supervision in China. If registered overseas food manufacturers violate any standards, they will be required to rectify all issues within the time limit. Importation rights will be suspended during the rectification period. If enterprises still fail to meet the registration standard, the competent authority will remove the manufacturer registration qualification and announce the results to the public (click here to read more). This will mean the enterprise will no longer have access to China’s multibillion dollar market.

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    SAMR 2019 No 37 announcement

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