Hong Kong Suspends Meat Imports from Brazilian Companies on Suspicion of Falsified Certificates

Hong Kong authorities on Thursday [21 September 2017] suspended meat imports from a Brazilian exporter and two producers on suspicions that health certificates had been falsified for 10 shipments of frozen chicken feet and livestock offal. Some shipments should have only been intended as pet food, Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety said in a

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Padua Province, Italy, Over H5N8 Bird Flu

The food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced on Monday [18 September 2017] a ban on the import of poultry meat and eggs from a province of Italy…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) banned poultry imports, including eggs, from the Province of

Law Enforcement Officials in Shenzhen Seize 630 MTs of Smuggled Meat Products from Shipping Vessel

A total of 630 tonnes of frozen chicken feet, chicken wings, pig feet and pork were seized by border police in Shenzhen in south China’s Guangdong Province, said local authorities on Tuesday [11 April 2017]…Full Article: Xinhua Apr 2017 Key Point The smuggled frozen meat was being stored in 24 refrigerators and was valued at

Food Safety Scandal Embroils Brazil’s Meatpacking Industry as China Suspends Imports and Hong Kong Issues a Recall

China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday [20 March 2017] after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world’s biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats…Full Article: China Daily Mar 2017 Brazil’s

Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Found in 87% of Sampled Chicken Meat in Shandong Province

Drug-resistant bacteria can be found easily in China’s poultry production chain – from hatcheries to supermarkets – according to recent research by scientists from China, the US and Europe, underscoring the need for Beijing to control the use of antibiotics…Full Article: South China Morning Post Feb 2017 Key Points In April 2017, China will ban