Almost one third of imported foods in China were rejected due to fraud, according to a 10-year detailed study published in Food Control. The report states that processed foods accounted for over 87% of the fraudulent products. Drinks, candy, cookies and meat are the most frequently adulterated items. Artificial enhancement is the leading reason for adulteration—for example, undeclared food additives, prohibited veterinary drugs, ingredient substitutes and inedible adulterants. The study will assist in the prevention of food fraud for imports into China.
- Li, D., et al. (Publish date March 2022). “Food fraud of rejected imported foods in China in 2009–2019”. Science Direct. Food Control.