In 13 the Ministry of health held a regular press conference, director of the Ministry of health food hygiene and Safety Supervision Bureau Su Zhi introduced the "general" pre packaged food nutrition labeling will be formally implemented in January 1, 2013, which marked the full implementation of food nutrition label management system of our country, reasonable choice of food to guide the public to promote the nutritional balance of the diet, with important to reduce the risk of chronic non communicable diseases.
Su Zhi said, according to the survey results of Chinese residents nutrition and health status of residents in China showed that dietary salt and fat and high energy intake, chronic non communicable diseases prevention and control situation is grim. Diet is an important factor of chronic non communicable diseases, scientific research and management of foreign experience shows that the nutrition information on food labels can help the public to make reasonable dietary choices, so that residents can reduce intake of saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium intake of dietary fiber, increase, is a good way to prevent chronic diseases related to diet, play an important the role of national nutrition education and health promotion.
Su Zhi said, in order to do a good preparation of the "pre packaged food nutrition label general rules" before the implementation of the standard set up a transition period. From the standard release date to January 1, 2013, allow and encourage food production enterprises to implement the standard. In January 1, 2013 after the production of food, should be strictly in accordance with the standard provisions. In January 1, 2013 before the production of food, you can continue to sell food shelf life.
Food safety risk assessment center: Wine pesticide residues are unavoidable
Recently, doubts about the residual pesticides in Zhang Yu's wine have attracted the attention of the market. Yan Weixing, a researcher at the National Center for food safety risk assessment, said in response to the question of pesticide residue management in China, "there are basic principles in the process of establishing standards, ensuring consumers' health is the most important tenet."
Yan said that China has been paying high attention to pesticide residues. "In the process of agricultural production, pesticides will be used, which is the need for modern agriculture. At some time, pesticides are important agricultural inputs, in order to ensure production and to ensure the safety of food. About the pesticide of grape wine, it concerns not only the wine and pesticide, but also the "all pesticide products" should be concerned. There are some basic principles in the process of making the standard, ensuring the health of consumers is the most important purpose.
Yan Weixing introduced that the construction of pesticide residue standard is in accordance with the division of labor between the Ministry of health and the Ministry of agriculture, the licensing of pesticides, the supervision and management of pesticide use, the formulation of pesticide residue standards and the formulation of corresponding test methods, which are all responsible for the Ministry of agriculture. The Ministry of health and the Ministry of agriculture finally issued the limit standards for pesticide residues in food.