The national standard of Lantern Festival is still being worked out, and the shape of "perfect circle" is not stipulated.


The national standard of Lantern Festival is still being worked out, and the shape of "perfect circle" is not stipulated. News (Reporter Shi Jia reports from Beijing): On the 20th, some media reported that China’s first standard for Lantern Festival would be issued, and the appearance stipulated that it should be a proper garden with thin skin and thick stuffing. Confirmed by the person in charge of the Standards Division of the Industry Development Department of China Business Federation, the national standard of Lantern Festival is still being worked out. As for whether it is "perfect circle", "there is no strict regulation".

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     [Time] Will the first industry standard for Yuanxiao products be issued before the end of the year?

    The person in charge of the Standards Division of the Industry Development Department of China Business Federation said that there is indeed a matter of formulating the standards for Lantern Festival, and the first national standard for Lantern Festival has been included in the work plan of China Business Federation in 2008. At present, the draft regulations and the draft for comments have been completed, and then it will be reported to the relevant departments for approval. After the validation meeting is held in June and July this year, the contents of the regulations will be gradually determined. However, it is clear that the draft will be submitted to the National Standards Committee for approval this year, and it is planned to introduce the national standard for Lantern Festival at the end of the year.

     [Appearance] Does the state stipulate that the Lantern Festival must be "perfect"?

    According to insiders, in the new regulations, some sensory requirements are put forward for Yuanxiao, including uniform thickness of cortex, no stuffing, no cracks and so on, but there is no mention of the term "perfect circle", "as long as it is round", Mr. Cao said.

     [Specification] At least 20% of Yuanxiao fillings?

    It is understood that the new regulations clearly stipulate that the proportion of Yuanxiao stuffing shall not be less than 20%. The main purpose is to standardize the production of Yuanxiao products, to prevent the merchants from cutting corners, so that ordinary people can eat the stuffed Yuanxiao.

     [Question] At present, there is a national standard for dumplings, but there is no national standard for Yuanxiao?

    Although there are certain industry standards for glutinous rice balls in the market at present, including the production requirements, hygiene and safety, etc., accurately speaking, the standards for glutinous rice balls have not yet risen to the national standard, but this time the standards for Yuanxiao can be called the national standard, which clarifies the requirements for the production, packaging and transportation of Yuanxiao products, and both enterprises and individual merchants should abide by the regulations.

Background information:

 -the definition of yuanxiao

   The fifteenth day of the first lunar month is called Shangyuan Festival. This day? It’s called Yuanxiao. Also known asnight of the 15th of the first lunar month"?Yuanxi". Since the Tang dynasty, there has been a custom of watching lanterns, so it is also calledLantern Festival". Yuanxiao is also another name for glutinous rice balls. It is old custom to eat dumplings on Lantern Festival, so it is called Yuanxiao.——Chinese online dictionary


 -the origin of the Lantern Festival


    According to legend, there was a maid-in-waiting named "Yuanxiao" in the palace when Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty lived in seclusion for many years, missing her parents and spending all her days in Lacrimosa. Dong Fangshuo, the minister, was determined to help her, so she lied to Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty that Vulcan was ordered by the Jade Emperor to burn Chang ‘an on the 15th day of the first month, and the only way to escape the trouble was to let the "Lantern Festival Girl" make many dumplings that Vulcan loved on the 15th day of the first month. [detailed]

 -The difference between Yuanxiao and Tangyuan.

    One of the differences: different production methods.

    Yuanxiao, made in the north, is made on the basis of stuffing, which is generally mechanical.The dumplings in the south are completely different.But no rolling pin.It’s a bit like Bao jiaozi. [detailed]

    The second difference: different water content.

    The water content of dumpling stuffing is more than that of Yuanxiao.Wet glutinous rice flour is extremely sticky, and the surface of the well-made dumplings is smooth and shiny, and some of them still have a tip like a peach. The skin of the dumpling contains enough water, which is sticky and difficult to preserve. It is better to cook it now and eat it now. Now with the quick-freezing technology, dumplings appear in shops. [detailed]

    The third difference:Different processing techniques

    Good glutinous rice balls are difficult to produce industrially.There is also a saying in the processing technology that it is necessary to useWater mill powder". [detailed]

Related links:

 —— National standard of Lantern Festival

    China’s first national industry standard for Yuanxiao products will be officially promulgated before the end of this year. The standard will clearly require the stuffing, total sugar and moisture content of Yuanxiao products, and it is proposed that the stuffing content of Yuanxiao products should not be less than20%. [detailed]

 ——steamed breadGB standard

    The national standard of "Wheat Flour Steamed Bread" is jointly issued by the National Standards Committee and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, and implemented by the State Grain Bureau. It is only a recommended standard, not a mandatory standard, and does not require enforcement.

    The standard not only regulates the production of steamed bread from the aspects of raw material formula, quality control index and detection method, but also describes the appearance, interior, taste, taste and smell in detail.Sensory quality requirements"The range of health indicators such as heavy metal content and microbial content was also determined. [detailed]

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Editor: Tian Shijia


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