An inspection of milk powder brands in China turned up 48 products with violations. Among those flagged, 44 were Chinese brands and four were imported brands, reports the Chinese-language Beijing Times. The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) issued a “2014 infant formula milk powder inspection report,” listing the 48 flagged products. Leading Chinese brands, such as Feihe International, Longdan Dairy, Treasure of Plateau, and others, were among the companies found to have problems with their milk powder…Full Article: WantChinaTimes May 2015

Key Point

  • According to the article, the production licenses of milk powder producers in the provinces of Shanxi and Hunan were revoked as a result of the findings.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In May 2015, the standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), the country’s top legislature, passed a new food safety law will go into effect on 1 October 2015. The new law stipulated that infant formula producers must register their powdered milk formula with China’s food and drug regulator. In addition, the law has increased fines and punishments for producers who add inedible substances to their products as well as suppliers who sell illegal substances to producers.

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