Sunday, November 4, 2018

Shanghai Look into Excessive Packaging, Health Brands BY-HEALTH, ONLY on the list

When we buy something, what do we want to buy is a product or a package? Of course the product itself! But some merchants use "packaging" to fool us! In the past Shanghai Energy Conservation Publicity Week, the Shanghai Quality Supervision Bureau conducted a surprise inspection to find 62 suspected "over-packaged" goods.
 The surprise inspection on June 16 was carried out simultaneously at Gubei Carrefour on Shangchengcheng Road and the first food store on Nanjing East Road. On the Gubei City Road, Gubei Carrefour, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality Supervision opened a Changyu gift wine box with a price of 288 yuan. This gift box contains two bottles of red wine, but because of the addition of a carriage-like craft in the middle, the package gap is particularly large.
Song Jiayu, an engineer at the Shanghai Metrological Compulsory Certification Center, explained that the packaging void rate of alcoholic products should not exceed 55% according to national requirements. "But this gift box itself is relatively large, plus a crafts attached, so the packaging gap is too large. Return to the lab for further accurate measurements."
In the same supermarket, a price of 362 yuan Tiepi Fengdou granules, 24 packets of granules, remove the layer packaging, accounted for less than one-fifth of the volume of the box, the packaging gap is obviously too large.
On June 18, the Shanghai Municipal Quality Supervision Bureau revealed that in fact, excessive packaging of goods is very harmful, not only wasting resources and polluting the environment, but also causing high commodity prices, damaging consumer interests, disrupting market order and contributing to luxury corruption.
 According to data from the Shanghai Municipal Quality Supervision Bureau, from the third quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017, Shanghai has carried out several special inspections on the packaging of health foods, beverages, cosmetics, tea and other products sold in the market. Through inspections, it is found that there are still obvious over-packaging problems in health foods, beverages, tea, bee products and some other foods. The main problem is that the packaging void rate is large.
 The liquor products produced by Luzhou Laojiao and Guizhou Moutai Winery Group Technology Development Company have long been listed as “black list” for over-packaging; in the field of health care products, products such as Tomson Becker, Kangfulai and Ang Li have been sold. Several times, it was found that there was an over-packaging problem, and many of the products that had been on the “black list” did not even undergo rectification for a long time. In the results of the spot checks in 2016 and 2015, it was found that By-Health Protein Powder, ONLY Yangshen Capsule and Jinri Zisheng Oral Liquid were continuously on the list.
 Zhou Yibin, a captain of the Law Enforcement Corps of the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, 90% of the products sold in Shanghai are produced in the field, and the products involved in over-packaging come from other places. The quality supervision department can only impose penalties on the sellers, but not on the manufacturers. Jurisdiction is also difficult to govern from the source.
 However, Shanghai is the first city in the country to over-package local legislation. Since the legislation in 2013, it has been found that 589 batches of products have excessive packaging problems. For enterprises that refuse to make corrections, Shanghai will deal with them according to the law. If the circumstances are serious, they will be punished by 20,000-50,000 yuan. If the deadline is not corrected, a fine of 2000-20000 yuan will be imposed.

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