CADMIUM CONTENT IN CEREALS AND SUPPLEMENTARY FOODS FOR INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN WILL BE INCLUDED IN FOOD SAFETY SAMPLING

On July 25, the State Administration of Markets Regulations(SAMR)issued a notice to adjust the individual inspection items in the 2018 food safety sampling plan.

The notice clearly states that the determination of cadmium (in terms of Cd) in cereal supplements for infants and young children is included in the 2018 food safety sampling plan. This is based on the previous announcement by the National Health and Wellness Commission regarding the publication of the Interim Limit on Cadmium in Infant and Cereals.

The notice pointed out that according to the standard corrigendum issued by the food safety standard errata section of the National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center official website, the residual sulfur dioxide in sugar was included in the 2018 food safety sampling plan; the method for detecting folic acid and pantothenic acid in infant formula was revised. . The samples taken by each unit from the date of issuance of this notice and afterwards shall be supervised and sampled according to the content after the errata.

The notice requires that the China Food and Drug Control Research Institute, the food safety sampling inspection agencies and the provincial bureaus should pay close attention to the revision of the national food safety standards (including the limited value), timely adjust the food safety sampling program, and update the food safety. The national pumping and provincial pumping base tables in the Sampling Monitoring Information System.

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