Chinese Food Safety Inspections Show a Rising Tide of Imports Failed to Pass Muster

China’s consumer quality watchdog said that 35,000 metric tons of imported food products failed to pass quality inspections last year, up 325.2 percent year-on-year. Those products, coming from 82 countries and regions, had a total value of $56.54 million, up 135.5 percent year-on-year, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a

Shanghai Proposes Strengthening Online Food Safety Regulations

Shanghai’s food safety watchdog has proposed tightening the rules for online food ordering and delivery services, including making it mandatory for a food provider to have a physical restaurant location. A draft of revised regulations for the industry, drawn up by the city’s food and drug administration, has been made available for public comment until

Quarantine Officials at the Port of Dalian Return Food Products to South Korea

Inspection and quarantine authorities in northeast China’s Liaoning Province Saturday [4 March 2017] returned two batches of food imported from the Republic of Korea (ROK) that failed to measure up to required standards. Staff with the Dayaowan Inspection and Quarantine Bureau found the production dates of the food were inconsistent with the dates labelled in

Shanghai Food and Drug Administration Detects High Chemical Residues in Samples of Vegetables, Fresh Fish, Flour, and Tofu

Two batches of vegetables sold at Lotus and Tesco outlets in Shanghai were found to contain excessive pesticide residue, the city’s food watchdog said. A batch of celery sold at the Chuanchang outlet of Lotus and supplied by Shanghai Jiangqiao Wholesale Market was found to contain 3.6 milligrams of chlorpyrifos residue per kilogram — 71

Beijing Food and Drug Administration Closes 225 Online Restaurants

Beijing’s food safety watchdog has ordered 225 online meal ordering and delivery businesses to close shop since December, local officials said Saturday [7 January 2106]. According to Beijing Food and Drug Administration, most of the problem stores were operating without a license. They were registered on the country’s three largest online catering service platforms —

Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration Fines OSI China and Husi Food Over Meat Scandal

Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration on Monday [3 October 2016] ordered a major fast food chain supplier and its parent company to pay fines for producing and selling substandard products. According to the authority, Shanghai Husi Food Co and OSI Group’s China office were fined approximately 17 million yuan ($2.5 million) and 7.3 million

China’s State Council to Inspect and Grade Provincial Food Safety Performance

The central authority will send inspectors to review provincial-level government food safety, according to a document published on Monday [29 August 2016]. The General Office of the State Council published a circular on the annual review and assessment of food safety work…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Aug 2016 Key Point The State Council will also ask

Concerns Over the Sale of Drowned Hogs and Poultry After Flooding in China

Severe flooding across large parts of the country has raised fresh concerns about food safety. Since the rainy season began in early June, millions of domestic animals have been washed away in flooding, authorities said…Full Article: Xinhua July 2016 Key Point As a result of flooding from mid-June to early July 2016, Anhui Province lost