Flaky pastry is a popular snack in Jinhua. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
Jinhua in East China's Zhejiang province introduced a hygienic specification for the production of flaky pastry on April 12.
Jinhua flaky pastry, gold in color, crispy and delicious, is a popular snack in Jinhua. Its preparation techniques are listed in the third batch of intangible cultural heritage items of Zhejiang province.
As a traditional specialty in central Zhejiang for more than 1,300 years, Jinhua flaky pastry won the title of "Provincial Excellent Product" in 1989. In 2013, it received the Gold Award at the 31st Expocomer, which was held by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries, and Agriculture of Panama.
There are currently more than 40 large-scale manufacturers of flaky pastry in Jinhua, with a daily output of 60,000 pieces. They have established production and sales relations with more than 20 cities across the country. Sales of the whole industry have exceeded 600 million yuan ($94.14 million) in recent years, making the snack one of the most popular foods in Jinhua.
In order to normalize the production of Jinhua flaky pastry and ensure safety, the Jinhua Food and Drug Inspection Institute spent three years carrying out a field study of over 30 factories and drafting related food safety standards. The standards were officially implemented after being reviewed and approved by the Zhejiang Provincial Food Safety Local Standards Review Committee.