Food Imports Yes, Food Fraud No

China publishes scientific 10-year study of rejected imported foods: Almost one third of imported foods in China were rejected due to fraud, a 10-year detailed study shows.  The report states that processed foods accounted for over 87% of the fraudulent products. Drinks, candy, cookies and meat are the most frequently adulterated items. Artificial enhancement is the leading reason for adulteration, for example undeclared food additives, prohibited veterinary drugs, ingredient substitutes and inedible adulterants. The study will assist in the prevention of food fraud for imports into China.

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Posted on 13 December 2021