Thursday, June 08, 2006

Japan May Reject Chinese Royal Jelly

China's Royal Jelly Suffered Japan's Rejection
SinoCast China Business Daily News, 6/7/2006

BEIJING, June 07, SinoCast -- On May 29, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan introduced a Positive List System for agricultural chemicals remaining in foods, a system to prohibit the distribution of foods that contain agricultural chemicals above a certain level. Influenced by this Positive List, China's exports of royal jelly to Japan suffered Japan's rejection.

The Positive List System makes some harsh rules about agricultural chemicals remaining in exported food to Japan; this exerts a nearly disastrous influence on China's exports of food and agricultural products. What is worth mentioning, Japan raises the maximum limit of chloromycetin contained in royal jelly from the former 0.05PPM to 0.0005PPM.

Presently, above 70% of China's royal jelly is exported to Japan, and companying implementation of the new measure, the Chinese enterprises are easily inclined to suffer Japan's rejection. Another problem bothering the Chinese government is that some enterprises infest China's exports of royal jelly with sub-quality products…

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