Canadian authorities hold product from three Chinese seafood exporters
Three Chinese seafood processors have been flagged in an inspection by Canadian import inspectors.
The Canada Food Inspection Authority (CFIA) has informed its counterparts in China that products from three firms has been held and must be returned to China or destroyed. The three firms are Qingdao Haoyuan Foodstuffs Co. Ltd., Rongcheng Shidao Lianhua Food Co., and Zhangzhou Xinwanya Aquatic Products Co.
The reason for the seizures is related to excessive levels of “unsuitable” residues, according to a Chinese official note from the new State Market Regulatory Administration (SMRA).
The SMRA is a new governmental organization set up this year to integrate both the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), and China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), as well as several other agencies into a more efficient body with powers on product safety and inspections of imports and exports.