Safety of food im­ports is high, gov­ern­ment re­ports

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

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.

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