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#Two batches of Aptamil baby formula imported from Germany were returned due to unqualified protein content. #For milk powder that is genuinely mailed directly from abroad, the local purchase price plus purchasing fee, customs clearance fee, air freight fee, customs entry fee, customs duty, value-added tax and seller profit, etc., when arriving in China for sale, the price is generally the country of origin More than twice. Many low-priced so-called "foreign air-freighted original milk powder" have too high a risk factor. Parents who like to be cheap should be aware that about 30% of products sold at low prices on the Internet have problems. Mainly fake goods, goods whose production date is changed after the expiration date, or shoddy goods which are refilled after the empty cans are recovered.

China Quality News Network News The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine recently released information on unqualified imported food and cosmetics in May 2014, showing that four batches of Thai Weitesi Baby Nutrition Rice Noodles were returned due to insufficient vitamin A, vitamin D, zinc, calcium, and iron content , Two batches of Aptamil baby formula imported from Germany were returned due to unqualified protein content, and four batches of Taiwan Desenmi infant cereal supplements were returned due to excessive lactic acid bacteria.

It is reported that in May 2014, the country's entry-exit inspection and quarantine agencies detected a total of 5 batches of imported food and 225 batches of cosmetics with unqualified quality and safety items. Unqualified food involves 7 categories of products. The main unqualified products are beverages, cakes and biscuits, and aquatic products and products. They come from 18 countries or regions. Items such as unqualified quality, microbial contamination and excessive food additives are the main reasons for unqualified. Unqualified cosmetics involve 33 types of products. The main unqualified products are skin cosmetics and other cosmetics. They come from 4 countries or regions. Microbial contamination and inconsistencies in product certificates are the main reasons for unqualified products.

For the above unqualified imported food and cosmetics, the port entry-exit inspection and quarantine agency has adopted measures such as returning or destroying them, and they have not entered the domestic market.

Information on unqualified imported food and cosmetics (May 2014)

product name Place of origin Manufacturer name and registration number Importer name and registration number Weight (kg) Description of the reason for nonconformity
Weiters Baby Pumpkin Nutrition Rice Noodles Thailand HEALTY FOODS CO.,LTD C&D Logistics Group Co., Ltd. 576 Insufficient vitamin A, vitamin D, zinc, calcium, and iron content
Weiters Baby Nutrition Rice Noodles Thailand HEALTY FOODS CO.,LTD C&D Logistics Group Co., Ltd. 576 Insufficient vitamin A, vitamin D, zinc, calcium, and iron content
Weitesi baby banana nutrition rice noodle Thailand HEALTY FOODS CO.,LTD C&D Logistics Group Co., Ltd. 576 Insufficient vitamin A, vitamin D, zinc, calcium, and iron content
Weiters Baby Carrot Nutritional Rice Noodles Thailand HEALTY FOODS CO.,LTD C&D Logistics Group Co., Ltd. 576 Vitamin D, iron, calcium, vitamin A, zinc content does not meet the standard requirements
Aptamil imported from Germany infant formula 3 stages 德国 / Henan Kaiyuan International Trade Co., Ltd. 350 Unqualified protein content
Aptamil imported from Germany infant formula 2 stages 德国 / Henan Kaiyuan International Trade Co., Ltd. 298 Unqualified protein content
Desen honey infant wheat flour (whitebait flavor) Taiwan Monterey Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Desenmi (Xiamen) Trading Company 977.4 Lactic acid bacteria exceeded
Desen honey baby rice noodles (spare ribs flavor) Taiwan Monterey Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Desenmi (Xiamen) Trading Company 756 Lactic acid bacteria exceeded
Desenmi rice cereal for babies Taiwan Monterey Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Desenmi (Xiamen) Trading Company 588.6 Lactic acid bacteria exceeded
Desen honey baby rice cereal Taiwan Monterey Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Desenmi (Xiamen) Trading Company 561.6 Lactic acid bacteria exceeded

 

Outer article: "Mothers-to-be, Don't Take Risks, "Haitao" Milk Powder"

Guangzhou Daily, July 7 (Reporter Tu Duanyu) "Haitao" milk powder for pregnant women suffered from overnutrition, smeared anti-pregnancy cream and caused local rashes, and bought high-priced fish oil but was suspicious... The reporter from the hospital yesterday It is understood that many young mothers-to-be are obsessed with imported products, or purchase online purchases or ask relatives and friends to send back various nutrition and health products, but they are "checked" when they identify and use them.

In this regard, experts remind: expectant mothers belong to a special group of people, and the risk of “haitao” is not small, and it is best to use it with caution if you cannot understand it.

Pregnant women have problems with "haitao" products

“I can’t understand the English sign, and I stepped to take the products in European and American dosages. It turned out that I was over-nutrient or unwell.” Zhu Feifei, a maternal and child nutritionist at Guangzhou Women’s Hospital, told our reporter that she recently received a visit to an expectant mother. After taking milk powder for pregnant women according to the English instructions, the weight was seriously exceeded within a short period of time. According to his introduction, many such expectant mothers have been clinically discovered, and they often do not take the initiative to inform the doctor, and the problem is not minor when they are found to be wrong.

Zhu Feifei said that not only that, but also people who applied anti-pregnancy cream and had local rashes, took the product to let the doctor identify the authenticity; the doctor ordered fish oil, and he bought high-priced DHA fish oil from overseas, but he was suspicious while eating... "Yes It took two months for consumers to complain about the products from overseas. This also worries doctors. Regardless of whether they are eaten or applied externally, for the special group of pregnant women, the closer the product is produced, the better, and the weather is hot. In the case of long-distance mailing, some products and even their traits may change. This is only for regular and qualified products, and does not include the risk of buying fake and shoddy products." It said.

Products that cannot be understood are best used with caution

The reporter logged into many personal overseas shopping service online stores on Taobao and found that the top-ranked hot-selling maternity products include milk powder, fish oil, folic acid gum, nutrients, etc. The prices are indeed relatively flat, which is in sharp contrast with the prices of similar products that are advertised as fully imported. , The transaction volume is not small, and most of the buyer's messages generally reply “genuine” and “good”.

"Even'haitao' shops with a good reputation and good reviews from buyers are not absolutely safe. Many mothers-to-be have not compared the genuine products purchased through regular channels at all, so the evaluations given are very vague." An industry observer told this reporter that if it is imported products that are actually purchased from regular pharmacies in Europe and the United States and then transported back to the country, the shipping costs are very high. There are also express costs in the country. Shopping shops need to earn a certain fee, which is actually difficult for stores to do. To the long-term uninterrupted low-cost, full product line supply.

"Authenticity is a core issue, and another major issue is whether the product is suitable for Chinese women." He said that European formula milk powder does not require high levels of trace elements, and the dosages are not the same. Asian mothers-to-be have poor physical fitness. It must be suitable for consumption.

"Actually, for many mature products, there are a wealth of choices both online and offline in China. The channels are transparent and the quality is guaranteed. Mothers-to-be do not have to pursue'haitao'." Zhu Feifei reminded that if you don't understand the products and channels and don't understand It is best to use caution when marking.

 

Related report: "Purchasing foreign milk powder faces four risks"

First, it is easy to encounter fake and defective products. There are various methods of counterfeiting milk powder: changing the date after expiration, recycling empty cans, loading inferior milk powder, etc. Nowadays, some companies claim that as long as the design drawing is given, they can produce any kind of milk powder cans.

Second, the nutrient content is insufficient or excessive. Ren Fazheng, a professor at the School of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering of China Agricultural University, told the Life Times reporter that at present, the main nutritional and functional component indicators of infant formula milk powder in China mostly refer to foreign standards, but some of the main components, such as calcium, iron, zinc and other trace elements and There are differences in protein content. According to Xu Qingmei, the former deputy director of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety of the Chinese Center for Disease Control, Japanese food contains a lot of seafood and seafood is rich in zinc, so the original Japanese milk powder contains very little or no zinc. If Chinese babies drink Japanese milk powder for a long time, they may be deficient in zinc, which affects mental development and induces hyperactivity.

Third, quality and safety are not guaranteed. Purchasing milk powder is delivered to consumers, without an inspection and quarantine procedure. Once there is a quality problem, it is difficult for consumers to make claims. The draft of the "Administrative Measures for Inspection, Quarantine and Supervision of Imported and Exported Dairy Products" stated that "this method does not apply to dairy products imported and exported by express, mail or passenger carrying and feed dairy products." This means that purchasing milk powder lacks legal protection.

Fourth, the additional costs are heavy. Consumers are required to bear the risks and costs of customs clearance, package delays, and damage to milk powder tanks incurred in direct mail.

Editor's summary:

For milk powder that is delivered directly from abroad, the local purchase price plus purchasing fee, customs clearance fee, air freight fee, entry fee, customs duty, value-added tax and seller's profit, etc., when it arrives in China for sale, the price is generally two of the country of origin. Times more. Many low-priced so-called "foreign air-freighted original milk powder" have too high a risk factor. Parents who like to be cheap should be aware that about 30% of products sold at low prices on the Internet have problems. Mainly fake goods, goods whose production date is changed after the expiration date, or shoddy goods which are refilled after the empty cans are recovered.

Article reprinted from the UK

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