Cheese and Tofu Products Failed China Food and Drug Administration’s Safety Checks

Samples of three food products have failed the latest spot checks on food safety conducted by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), the administration said in a statement Thursday. A total of 493 batches of samples featuring six categories of food products underwent spot checks, with the three failed products ordered to be removed

Chinese Food Producers Lament Lack of Access to Foreign Markets

China’s food producers are facing increased access certification barriers as overseas markets try to protect their own industries, putting pressure on Chinese exporters and squeezing their profits, business insiders said. Complicated attestation and strict access requests, including long approval periods and high fees, are being imposed on Chinese food products in foreign markets, Wang Hongyu,

China’s Organic Food Companies Reportedly Number More than 10,000

China has more than 10,000 accredited green food companies producing more than 26,000 types of products, latest statistics showed. China’s green food industry is growing fast, and gradually expanding its market share, said Wang Yunhao, director of China Green Food Development Center (CGFDC) which oversees the country’s organic food standards…Full Article: Xinhua Aug 2017 Key

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 —