Safety of food imports is high, government reports
Only 70,000 tons of food imported to China from 2010 to 2014 failed to meet China’s national food safety benchmarks, the government reported.
A white paper released by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said the food imports that failed were valued at $ 150 million. In 2014, China’s trade of imported food and agricultural products rose to $121.5 billion from 2001’s $11.8 billion.
Unsafe imported food included cakes and biscuits, beverages, grains, dairy products and alcohol. They were mainly imported from the United States and Japan, countries in the European Union and south and east Asian nations, the paper said.