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Importing food items into India have become almost impossible owing to strict restrictions imposed by the government of India on these imports due to dumping of substandard / adulterated food items from China. Are they targeting only India for this heinous act? Your views?

Asked by Good Citizen, 27 May '10 11:46 am
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Your query is whether China is targeting India alone for dumping substandard/adulterated food items. The answer is NO, because they are teargeting the third world countries..The corrupt food and drug administration dept of the country concerned, the insatiable greed of local business men etc make the job easy. Apaert from India, all the africam Nations are flodded with spurious food items by China.The Chinese had fake drugs labelled "made in India" dumped in many African countries recently. And there was a time when India was included in the list prepared by the UN of countries exporting fake drugs to the unsuspecting poor African countries. If Chines find it easy to flood our markets with fake/substandard/asulterated foods and medicines, ir shoes the existing failure of the system put in place to check the menace. The failure of the system is a consequence of the combined effect of corruption, inept handling of the administrative machinery, lethargy , irresponsiblity and insensitiven ...more
Answered by thampy chacko, 27 May '10 12:54 pm

 
  
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India is a major exporter of food items. India is almost self sufficient in food. If at all there is any scarcity, it is mainly due to mismanagement by FCI and food hoarding by the greedy traders. As such, government is very reluctant to ease import restrictions on food items. The intention here is to safeguard the poor and marginal Indian farmers whatever that means. Generally Indian farmers get peanuts for their products. They are exploited by the middlemen and traders who make money exploiting both the farmers n consumers. Moreover, food items fall under the Sensitive and Restricted list of items. That is also one of the reasons why India has been opposing to sign WTO agreements at Doha rounds despite American push. As far as China is concerned, it is a well known fact that it dumps its spurious goods / drugs and chemical coated toys etc on India. No wonder, food import is not so easy as we think.
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 27 May '10 01:06 pm

 
  
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Food which is intended for human consumption must meet the general food safety requirements of European Union (EU) law. Under EC Regulation 178/2002 these requirements are that food must not be unsafe, i.e.:injurious to health, unfit for human consumption.

Apart from the general provisions of EC Regulation 178/2002, the specific legislation applying to imported food will depend on whether the food is of animal origin or not:
food containing animal products includes meat, meat pies, salami, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, dairy products, honey.food that has no animal content includes fruit, vegetables, cereals, certain bakery products, herbs, spices, mineral water, fruit juices Not nly India it applies to any one in any country..
and for these reasons it is better not to import these bad quality food items.
Answered by sarya mitra, 27 May '10 11:57 am

 
  
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Yes, Indian importers see money in imports from China on any thing ,even at the cost of the Nation's health and Wealth.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 27 May '10 11:50 am

 
  
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