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Huzhou: Eight Batches of Imported Infant Formula Disqualified

2018-12-24 10:35 Monday


With the ascendance of China's Internet economy, new models for trade such as cross-border e-commerce and overseas purchasing, have grown in prominence and brought additional food safety challenges.

Huzhou: Eight Batches of Imported Infant Formula Disqualified

In order to regulate the local imported food market, the Huzhou Administration for Market Regulation of Zhejiang province recently launched a special quality test on imported infant formula, and found eight unqualified products.

The Huzhou Administration for Market Regulation has formulated a scientific sampling scheme for quality inspection, which aims to improve the sample selection. The subject of the quality inspections are enterprises or individuals selling imported infant formula in Huzhou, especially those who purchase products through cross-border e-commerce and overseas purchasing channels.

The products inspected included the most popular imported infant formula products in the local market,  German brand Aptamil series infant formula and Mead Johnson infant formula. Huzhou Administration for Market Regulation inspects the indexes of infant formula according to the national standard of infant formula food.

A total of 34 batches of imported infant formula were inspected by the Huzhou Administration for Market Regulation. During the quality inspection process, it was determined that eight batches of imported infant formula failed to quality due to protein content that was lower than national standards in China on infant formula food safety.

Media reports indicate that the Huzhou Administration for Market Regulation will clarify regulations for imported infant formula, and establish a long-term mechanism to regulate cross-border e-commerce and overseas purchasing.

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