Today, foreign food, daily necessities, has entered into our field of vision more and more. Within the harbour city and many supermarkets and shops, more and more imported food appeared on the shelves. Enjoying food imports at the same time, however, many people also produced a doubt, where we should learn from about related information of imported food?
Import food labeling
Let the consumer unclear
"I can just read the English, but these Thai like operator, what is that mean?" A few days ago, in a supermarket, downtown residents in imported foods aisle hesitate, ms "daughter want Tom yam kung soup in winter, but the crooked, Thai is really a headache."
In the interview, many residents have said they don't understand the labels of import food , even the most basic production date and shelf life couldn't read it. "I've seen a lot on imported food packaging printing only a string of Numbers and several English letters, it is said that this combination is to represent the production date. To be honest, we are ordinary citizens really don't understand. So I have to also buy less." According to one young citizens. And some of the elderly people is the truth, because can't read the information on the outer packing basic not to buy imported food.
Import food labeling is multifarious
The reporter interviews several supermarkets and shops in the city. Within the city several large supermarket, the reporter found many kinds of import snacks from different countries, found that with the Chinese label, mark has a name, origin, composition and in China's total dealer's name and address and other information. "This is the hard requirements prescribed by the state, must be labeled in Chinese to sell, or consumers don't know what is in the box." Supermarket staff said, a lot of citizens in the purchase of imported food, mainly products all kinds of information can be found on the outer packing, which buy felt relieved.
However in some individuals to open shop, the reporter found that some of the owner is not in accordance with the relevant provisions on the sale of imported foods on the outer packing label in Chinese.
"Characteristics snacks, food from all over the world we all have to sell, a lot of people are our repeat customers." Urban an import food store boss tells a reporter, because it is their own buying directly from abroad, so no Chinese label on the vast majority of products in the store. "If customers have questions can ask me directly. And I promise, production date is the nearest shop thing, not selling expired goods problems." When a reporter asked why the store other imported food have Chinese labels, some Chinese label or traditional Chinese characters, the shopkeeper said, is the supply channels, but the quality of repeated assurances that sell imported foods, there is no problem.
Another import food in bulk snacks area of the city, there are from South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, the United States in places like jelly, candy, snacks, but only foreign labels on the package, not Chinese, can see on the packaging production date and shelf life. "Production date on the large packaging, we are of the retail after." The store staff explained that the products are to goods recently, absolutely won't have any problem.
Import food labeling is a professional knowledge
The definition of imported food, in our country is to point to by overseas food production enterprise production and processing of entry in the entry and exit inspection and quarantine departments in our country up to the standards of our country's food. Staff of the zhuhai market supervision and administration, according to the relevant regulations of the general rules of pre-packaged food label, imported foods must be labeled in Chinese stores.
In addition, the staff is introduced, as well as domestic food, import food also have import food hygiene certificate. The certificate is issued on imported food inspection and quarantine after qualified, indicating the production batch number and other details of the product, is the "identity card" of food. Consumer can ask dealers to check the certificate, confirming goods card payment again.
Now some young people like to buy import food on the internet. You need pay more attention." Staff said that after I receive my package, it should be the first time the inspection, if found that food packaging bags, packaging wear old, rust or metal packaging to take off the paint, logo printing inferior crude, pincer-like device with traces of reprocessing, production date, shelf life have altered paste marks, it is best not to sign for it.
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