A Week of Import and Export Food (4.18-4.22) Highlights

Food Partner Network News This week (4.18-4.22), the United States, South Korea and other countries and regions released policies and notifications on food. The following is an explanation from two aspects of foreign import and export policy measures and violation notification.

Foreign import and export policies and measures

South Korea issues inspection instructions for cabbage imports

On April 14, South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) issued an inspection instruction for cabbage imports.

South Korea issues spinach import inspection instructions

On April 15, South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) issued a spinach import inspection instruction.

South Korea issues inspection instructions for solid tea imports

On April 20, South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) issued an inspection instruction for solid tea imports.

Nepal temporarily bans the import of rice, rice and other products

On April 11, 2022, according to the website of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, the spokesman for the Nepal Central Bank (NRB), Gunakar Bhatta, said that the NRB must stop importing some items to manage the external sector to prevent the country's economy from facing further challenges.

EU imposes some seafood import restrictions on Russia

From SeafoodNews on April 14, last week the European Commission proposed a fifth round of sanctions against Russia, including a ban on the import of some seafood from Russia.

Kazakhstan imposes quota system on exports of wheat and flour

Foreign media news on April 18: The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan issued an announcement to implement a quota system for the export of wheat and flour, which will be effective until June 15.

Ukraine implements export licensing system for the export of live cattle and beef

On April 12, 2022, the Ukrainian Agency for Food Safety and Consumer Protection, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved on April 9 Resolution No. 422 on the export of live cattle, frozen beef, salted or brined, dried or smoked meat. and edible powder of edible offal, meat or offal, the export ban is lifted, the zero quota is cancelled, and the export license system is implemented.

The quality of mushrooms exported by another 14 companies has been recognized by the US FDA

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recently, the quality of mushrooms exported by 14 Chinese companies has been recognized by the U.S. FDA.

The quality of fungi products exported by 5 companies in my country has been recognized by the US FDA

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recently, the quality of fungi products exported by five Chinese companies has been recognized by the U.S. FDA.

Singapore imposes temporary import restrictions on poultry and products from U.S. bird flu-affected areas

On April 18, 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced that it would suspend the import of poultry and its products near the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the United States.

South Korea re-designated Chinese wolfberry fruit as the object of import order inspection, and the inspection items were increased to 7 kinds of pesticides

On April 14, in order to improve importers' awareness of food safety responsibility and ensure the safety of imported food, the Korea Food and Drug Safety Service (MFDS) once again designated Chinese wolfberry as the inspection object of the import order.

2. Notification of export violations

The United States automatically detains my country's exports of enoki mushrooms and tilapia

Recently, the US FDA website has updated the import alert measures, among which, the related products of two Chinese companies have been automatically detained.

The EU notified my country that exports of nylon spoons and coffee cups were unqualified

According to the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), on April 19, 2022, the EU notified my country that exports of nylon spoons and coffee cups were unqualified. FoodPartners.com reminds exporting companies to export products in strict accordance with the requirements of the importing country, pay attention to the migration of various substances in food-contact materials, ensure the safety of food and related products, and avoid export risks.

Violation of Chinese food exports to South Korea in April 2022 (updated to April 17)

In April 2022, the violations of food products exported from my country to South Korea involved aquatic products, processed foods, and agricultural and forestry products. The food and food-related products that violated the regulations at the export stage were returned to the exporting country or disposed of.

Violation of Japan's Food Sanitation Law in April 2022 (Updated on April 21)

Recently, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan updated the situation that the food exported to Japan violated the Japanese Food Sanitation Law, and notified that many batches of food and related products were unqualified.

EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) notification (15th week of 2022)

According to the EU's official website, in the 15th week of notification in 2022, the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) notified 6 cases of Chinese food and related products. According to reports, in addition to the sales of substandard plastic tableware in Spain, it was also sold to Andorra, Morocco and Portugal. FoodPartners.com reminds exporting companies to export products in strict accordance with the requirements of the importing country, do not use EU unauthorized substances, pay attention to the migration of various substances in food contact materials, ensure the safety of food and related products, and avoid export risks.

Using food test kits to make sure the safety of seafood.

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