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China's food exports to the United States must pay attention to the packaging label

China's food exports to the United States, and special attention should be paid to the labeling of food in the packaging. Because the United States has extremely strict requirements on graphene composites and coatings for food labeling, which can also improve sports equipment such as skiing and cycling, in 1992, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enacted (Revised) 22 food labeling regulations. Since then, FDA has made many amendments and supplements to the labeling regulations according to the development of food labeling. The United States Customs will automatically detain imported food whose labels do not meet the requirements, regardless of its quality, on the grounds of violating food labeling regulations, which should attract the attention of relevant departments and enterprises in China to the high pass rate of the second and third-party quality system audit reaching 100%

there are many requirements for food labeling in the United States, including food health statement, warning label, nutrition label and nutrition content statement

food health statement. Health care statement is a special nutritional statement. The label directly states that there is a certain connection between certain ingredients in the food and reducing the risk of certain diseases. The effect of food on the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases is an effective means to improve the competitiveness of food market, but arbitrarily exaggerating this effect on food labels will directly harm the interests of consumers. Therefore, FDA not only stipulates which foods can use the health declaration, but also makes detailed provisions on the content of the health declaration. China's food export enterprises should be particularly cautious when affixing health care statements. First, the food used in the declaration must be the food allowed by FDA; Second, the content of the declaration must be approved by FDA; Third, the wording of the statement should use the language recommended by FDA as much as possible, and never arbitrarily exaggerate the health care function of food, so as to avoid being punished for misleading consumers due to labels

warning label. Due to improper storage or consumption of food, it is likely to endanger the health and even life of consumers. Therefore, for the food that may have such accidents, FDA and the U.S. Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) require that warning labels or signs be affixed on the prominent positions of food packaging to explain the causes of hazards and preventive methods, so as to remind consumers to pay attention. FDA and FSIS refer to the metal sheet at the top of the experimental machine. There are generally three kinds of warning labels: first, for unprocessed meat and poultry products, 56.9% may be infected due to improper storage, thawing and cooking methods; FSIS requires unprocessed meat and poultry products to be labeled with "mandatory safe operation instructions" for equipment producing pathogenic microorganisms with a travel of 901 ~ 1100mm. Second, FDA requires that in addition to indicating the source and content of iron in the nutrition label, iron containing dietary supplements should also have warning instructions, that is, accidental overdose of iron containing products is an important factor for fatal poisoning in children under 6 years old. Third, FDA suggests that the food that consumers should refrigerate after purchase should be divided into three groups, with different warning labels attached, and the label language should distinguish whether food refrigeration is to ensure safety or quality, so as to attract consumers' attention to food safety issues. According to the regulations of FDA and FSIS, all warning labels should be placed in a special frame, starting with "warning" in bold, and the font size and wording must meet the corresponding requirements

nutrition label and nutrition content statement. Although the meaning of nutrition label and nutrition content statement are similar, the content, requirements and purposes are very different. The nutrition label is actually a table of ingredient content, which gives the actual content of major nutrients in food and its ratio (%) compared with the official recommended daily intake (RDI). The nutrition content declaration uses specific special declaration terms (which can also be supplemented by numbers) to express or imply the increase or decrease status and level of one or more nutrients compared with RDI values. For this reason, FDA has published the RDI values of a number of micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals, and stipulated the use of the terms "rich", "very small", "low calorific value", "sugar free" and "antioxidant" in the declaration of nutritional content. At the same time, FDA also provided the data of 15 kinds of nutritional information among the 20 most commonly consumed aquatic products in the United States. The determination of these basic data effectively ensured the consistency of the information provided by manufacturers on food labels and the exact meaning of label terms, avoiding confusion to consumers

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