The melamine tableware inspection report should be more detailed and complete.
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) recently announced that the quality inspection department organized a nationwide special inspection of all kinds of melamine tableware at the end of 2008. The results show that the licenses of large and medium-sized shopping malls and supermarkets are currently produced. Products and safety indicators are all in compliance with national standards. Previously, the media reported that 80% of the melamine tableware in Beijing market contained toxic materials, which caused widespread concern among consumers.
The “melamine tableware” incident that followed the milk powder incident was once quite awkward and anxious. Therefore, the timely release of the authoritative inspection report is not only a gradual maturity in dealing with the "public crisis" after learning the lessons of the milk powder incident, but also a temporary cessation of the "melon-like tableware" incident. However, the inspection report of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, although the conclusion is ruthless, it is inevitably giving the impression of "incompleteness". Whether it can fundamentally repel the previous rumors of "80% of melamine tableware containing toxic materials" is very worrying.
The "80% melamine tableware contains toxic materials" originated from the news, and the "imitation porcelain tableware" incident was gradually deepened, except for the International Food Packaging Association and Beijing Kaifa, which were recognized by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine as "not capable of inspection and statutory inspection qualifications". In addition to the inspection results of the “Non-standard and non-scientific” environmental protection technology consulting center, there is also a set of data: As of December 16, 2008, nearly one thousand melamine tableware production enterprises in the country, only 23 of which obtained industrial production licenses. At home, more than 90% of the imitation porcelain tableware production enterprises are “unlicensed operation”. The results of the national special inspection by the AQSIQ are: At present, the safety indicators of the products produced by large and medium-sized shopping malls and supermarkets that are licensed to sell are in compliance with national standards. That is to say, if it is impossible to deny that more than 90% of the melamine tableware production enterprises are in the “unlicensed operation” situation, even if the product safety indicators produced by the licensed enterprises all meet the national standards, they cannot directly explain the current imitation. The market for porcelain tableware production and sales is safe. Because life experience tells us that in addition to large and medium-sized shopping malls and supermarkets, melamine tableware is still abundant in wholesale markets, street stalls and rural markets. It is concluded that melamine tableware sold in large and medium-sized shopping malls and supermarkets is given certain conditions. After safety, what most people want to know most is whether more melamine tableware outside the supermarket is safe.
Further, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a test report released earlier this month that Mead Johnson infant formula was found to contain melamine-derived cyanuric acid, and Nestle infant formula was also found to be melamine. Although the FDA also believes that it is safe for children because it is trace amounts, it still concludes that “pollution is extremely serious” because the problematic product is twice as large. From this point of view, the plaque inspection report of our AQSIQ is somewhat less serious: on the one hand, even if the “safety indicators meet the national standards”, but in the end contain no industrial raw materials urea-formaldehyde resin, including how much On the other hand, if more than 90% of the “unlicensed” melamine tableware manufacturers are not inspected, not only can they not directly draw safety conclusions, but also the possibility of “very serious pollution”. .
In a context where food safety is always worrying, we have reason to expect an authoritative, complete and comprehensive melamine tableware inspection report to give the public a complete truth. In a certain sense, we can say that food safety must first start from the safety of inspection reports. The more complete, stricter and more demanding inspection reports, the more assured food safety can be.