Recently, Europol released information on its official website that 3,600 tons of counterfeit or non-standard foods were seized on the domestic market. The General Administration of Customs attaches great importance to this and maintains close communication with relevant parties in the European Union, requesting the European authorities to ensure the quality and safety of the exported food to China. According to information from European side, the rotten meat, chemical-stained tuna and other counterfeit and inferior foods seized by European Union were sold only in the EU market and had not been exported to countries other than the European Union; 8 tons of counterfeit infants and young children formula milk powder products seized in Spain have not yet flowed into the Spanish market, nor have it flowed into Chinese market.
The customs department will further strengthen the supervision on the food safety of imported food producgts, severely crack down on imported counterfeit foods, and prevent the entry of foods with quality issues. The General Administration of Customs reminds domestic consumers that they should purchase exotic food products from formal sources.