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Risk Warning on the Labeling of Imported Pork Products

Source:

OIG Research

Recently, a batch of imported pork products from the UK was determined as unqualified by the local customs as lack of label that marks on the inner package. OIG+X hereby write this article for your reference.

 

Recently, a batch of imported pork products from the UK was determined as unqualified by the local customs as lack of label that marks on the inner package. OIG+X hereby write this article for your reference.

 

For an imported imported cold fresh meat product, its inner and outer packaging shall bear a secure, clear, and legible written identification in both Chinese and English, or in Chinese and the language of the export country (region), indicating the following: country or region of origin, name of the product, registration number of the production enterprise, and production lot number; and the outer packaging shall bear the specifications, place of origin (specific to state, province, or city), place of destination, production date, shelf life, storage temperature, and other information in Chinese, and must indicate that the place of destination is the People's Republic of China, and carry the official inspection and quarantine mark of the export country (region)

 

The relevant provisions or stipulations shall be followed if there are any special labeling stipulations for the inner and outer packaging of import food.

 

According to Article 15 of the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Registration and Administration of Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Food, "A registered manufacturer shall mark the Chinese registration number or the registration number approved by the competent authority of the country/region on the inner and outer packaging of the foods exported to China." The inner and outer packaging referred to in this article refers to the transportation packaging and the sales unit with independent packaging that can be sold separately.

 

For the transport package, the registration number shall be clearly and accurately marked on the transport package.

 

For the prepackaged food that can be sold separately in a sales unit, the registration number shall be marked on the food label in accordance with the relevant requirements of the national food safety standard of China on the general principles for the labeling of prepackaged food.

 

While those unqualified products shall be returned or destroyed.

 

For the problems/measures regarding varied products exported by different countries to China, we have special articles on “Early Warning” Column in the OIG+X infopacks, send an email at overseas@oigcn.com to us to know more.