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Tianjin Port Imported & Exported 41479 Batches food From Jan 1, 2015 to Jun 1 2015

From January 1, 2015 to June 1 2015, Tianjin port imported and exported totally 41479  batches of food products, with a total weight 2,138,300 tons and a total value 2.92 billions. The batches and the weight were up by 1.86% and 4.53% compared with a year earlier. The value drop slightly by 0.79% compared with same period of last year.

In the first half of 2015, imported food from 119 countries or regions entered China through Tianjin port. Therein, the top 10 countries/ regions with largest trade amount of imported food were: New Zealand, EU, Australia, ASEAN , Canada, USA, Uruguay, Chile, Taiwan and Japan.

The Top 3 food with largest import quantity among the imported food imported via Tianjin port in the first half of this year were respectively: fats and oil, meats, milk and dairy products. Therein, imported fats and oil 8,08,100 tons, with a value of 690 millions US dollars; imported meat 328,000 tons, with a value of 753 millions dollars; imported milk and dairy products 174 thousand tons, with a value of 531 millions US dollars.

In the import section, the disqualification batches reached 1975 batches. Most involving batches(total 1958) were found unqualified because that the food labels were not up to standards. The disqualification reasons for the rest 17 batches include: excessive coli group, saccharomycetes, food additives, or heavy metals, and unqualified certificates. Tianjin Inspection and Quarantine Bureau destroyed or returned the 17 batches imported food as they were unqualified in safety and sanitation sections

The typical cases of unqualified imported food are listed as follows,
Excessive heavy metals detected in imported  kelp
Illegal food additives discovered in imported noodle
Exceeding microorganism found in imported breakfast cereal