According to the monthly notice of unqualified foods and cosmetics by GAC, 76 batches of imported foods and 3 batches of imported cosmetics were found unqualified and refused for entry in February, 2020.
Unqualified foods came from 15 countries or regions. Products from US, 24 batches, were the most, following with Ecuador (11 batches) and Japan (10 batches).
The foods refused for entry did not comply with Chinaâs laws and regulations. The main reasons of rejection were: illegal food label issues (the most, 29 batches), exceeding the shelf life, without required certificates or qualified documents, animal diseases detected, inconsistent of goods with documents, etc.
Unqualified cosmetics came from South Korea (2 batches) and Taiwan area (1 batch). The rejection reasons were illegal labelling and microbial contamination.The above mentioned unqualified foods and cosmetics had been returned or destroyed at ports, according to GAC.
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GACC | Rejected imported Foods & Cosmetics in January, 2020
Summary | 1792 batches of imported foods were rejected in 2019, increased 32.6%