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State Food and Drug Administration halted the lack of nitrite compound additive standard

Haziran 23, 2012

June 19, 2012, Die Zeit reporter attended a food safety training program organized by the Information Center of the State Food and Drug Administration, 2012 National food service units, and supporting activities as the 2012 National Food Safety Awareness Week, from Beijing, two participated in training courses to hundreds of catering enterprises of Food Safety Regulators, to ensure “to table” from the procurement of raw materials to Houchu safe operation.

Additive nitrite halt to strengthen the safety training of catering enterprises, from food hygiene to food safety, not just the concept of change, a new era. “Secretary Xu Jing of the State Food and Drug Administration food safety supervision and says.

Nitrite was banned

June 12, 2012 National Food Safety Awareness Week in Beijing to start the next day, the Ministry of Health, State Food and Drug Administration jointly issued a notice, hotel, food stalls, snack bars and other food service units in the future use of nitrite as a food additive been fully stopped.

In 2011, a one-year-old girl to eat fried chicken after his father purchased from Fen Village, Fengtai District, street vendors was poisoned. Hospital diagnosis, girls die from nitrite poisoning and then nitrite against increasing demands as a food additive.

Dong Jinshi, the Secretary-General of the International Food Packaging Association, told Die Zeit, nitrite, commonly known as “industrial salt” is a general term for a class of inorganic compounds, widely used in industry, construction. Nitrite as a preservative used in meat food has always been considered a carcinogen.

However, before some of the food service unit, such as selling cooked meat unit in order to make the flesh more fresh or extend shelf life, the use of nitrite as an additive, by adding the amount is not easy to control, but also difficult to achieve residue monitoring, so once use will increase food safety risks, and likely to cause poisoning and even death of the consumers.

To this end the Ministry of Health, State Food and Drug Administration according to the provisions of the People’s Republic of China Food Safety Law and its implementing regulations, decided to prohibit the procurement of food service units, storage, and use of food additives nitrite. Disable a range of food to provide consumers with instant processing unit, such as restaurants, hotels, food stalls, eateries, etc., not including food processing plants and other food production sector.

Show regulatory authorities from the Health Ministry, last year banned the use of flour bleaching agent, in accordance with the new “Food Safety Law, the principles for the use of food additives from the original sound can be used” to “non-essential not .

Compound additives, lack of standards

According to the 2012 Food and Beverage Industry Blue Book “data released by the China Cuisine Association, 2011, the scale of China’s catering industry for the first time exceeded 2 trillion yuan. Time of rapid growth in food and beverage industry, food safety issues are more serious, clenbuterol, dyeing bread, drugs, bean sprouts, poison pepper … all stimulate the people of sensitive nerves.

In addition to nitrite, the additive widespread in food and beverage sector, in recent years, more than food safety incidents and food additives, in particular, is more and more complex type of additive. From a drop of incense “to allow pork transfiguration of beef extract, and compound additives.

Feng En aid, the China Cuisine Association Executive Vice President and Secretary General, told Die Zeit, two major schools of the compound additives in food and beverage industry applications, some experts believe that a legal product should be licensed, some experts believe is due to the catering industry real-time processing, mainly manual, to restrict the use of.

“The so-called compound additives, food additives by one of two or more varieties of food additives, add or without accessories, from mixing by physical methods. This is a legal product, that is a legitimate product, against a also legitimate and legal? In theory there should be no problem, but there is no risk? Because of the lack of specific standards, I do not say that this sentence is not only complex with type additives, including additives should be used with caution. ” Feng En aid.

China Agricultural University, executive vice president of Science and Technology Development Institute, Professor Hu Xiaosong, told a reporter of Die Zeit, the high cost of law enforcement and illegal low cost, has also become one of the reasons for the growing number of food safety incidents. “Now we use the world’s highest costs of enforcement, that is, a large number of sampling on the shelf, but there is no way at this stage because our entire traceability system does not build up the credit system has not built up, and had in the market with hundreds of billion investment to build the testing equipment, and then continued to increase market sampling efforts to clean up the market. “