If you’re taking vitamins, there’s a good chance they were imported from China. Many of the vitamins we take are produced in China, which will become commonplace as the vitamin and supplement industry booms (an industry worth about $28 billion and counting).
The aging U.S. population and growing concerns about health are driving the growth of the $28 billion vitamin and nutritional supplements market, which is expected to continue growing at about 3% annually. According to The Seattle Times, China has captured more than 90% of the vitamin C market in the United States. Consider how many labels advertise the addition of vitamin C. Vitamin C is used in many food and beverage products – nearly all processed foods for humans and pets contain vitamin C.
The main export producer of vitamin C is China. Because of some excessively extreme reports in the past, many people’s impressions are still stuck in the past scandals about food safety in China. And here are the facts any vitamin c consumer should know:
Since April 2015, when the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued and implemented the Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, in conjunction with various regions and departments, focused on improving the quality of the water environment, issued supporting policies and measures, accelerated the promotion of water pollution control, and implemented various The goals and tasks have effectively solved a number of water pollution problems that the masses are concerned about, and the overall water environment quality across the country has maintained a momentum of continuous improvement.
One is to comprehensively control the discharge of water pollutants. By the end of 2019, 97.8% of China’s provincial-level and above industrial clusters had built centralized sewage treatment facilities and installed automatic online monitoring devices. 95.6% of the anti-seepage transformation of underground oil tanks in gas stations has been completed. Cities at the prefecture level and above have investigated 69,000 kilometers of sewage pipe networks and eliminated more than 1,000 square kilometers of blank areas in the sewage pipe network. A total of more than 263,000 livestock and poultry farms (communities) in the prohibited areas have been closed or relocated in accordance with the law, and the comprehensive improvement of the rural environment in 188,000 villages has been completed.
The second is to make every effort to ensure the safety of the water’s ecological environment. Continue to promote the environmental improvement of centralized drinking water sources across the country. In 2019, 3,624 of the 3,626 problems in 899 county-level water sources were rectified, a total of 10,363 problems in 2,804 water sources were rectified, and the level of drinking water security for 770 million residents was consolidated and improved. Among the 2,899 black and odorous water bodies in 295 prefecture-level and above cities, 2,513 have been rehabilitated, and the elimination rate is 86.7%. Among them, the elimination rate of 36 key cities (municipalities directly under the Central Government, provincial capital cities, and cities under separate state planning) is 96.2%, and the elimination rate of other cities is 96.2%. The elimination rate is 81.2%. The surrounding people’s sense of gain has been significantly enhanced. The investigation of the 24,000-kilometer coastline in the Yangtze River Basin, the 3,600-kilometer coastline around the Bohai Sea, and the 2-kilometer coastal area has been fully completed.
The third is to strengthen the management of the water environment in the basin. Improve and perfect the comprehensive supervision mechanism for river basin environmental management that combines analysis and early warning, dispatch notification, and supervision and inspection. Seven river basin (sea area) ecological environment supervision and management bureaus and their monitoring and scientific research centers have been established; the responsibilities of water function zones have been successfully handed over, and the optimization and integration of water function zone monitoring sections and surface water environmental quality monitoring sections have been basically completed, and the efficiency of water environment supervision has been significantly improved.
Monitoring data show that in 2019, the proportions of national surface water control sections with excellent water quality (class I-III) and loss of use (below class V) were 74.9% and 3.4%, respectively, an increase of 8.9 percentage points and a decrease of 6.3% over 2015. Percentage points; the water quality of the main streams of major rivers has steadily improved.
We have reason to believe that China is a responsible country, and the export of vitamin C has also passed various certificate tests. As a leading food additive supplier in China, Niran has 22 years of experience in exporting vitamin C. We have always been committed to making food additives manufacturered in China to help the global health market.