Donkey Meat Burgers in Hebei Province Reportedly Contain Mule, Horse, and Pig

Hejian, a city in northern China famed for its donkey burgers, has vowed to punish fake meat producers following media reports. Chinese media reported that some butchers in Hejian, in northern China’s Hebei province, used mule, horse and pig meat and sold them as donkey meat, mostly to restaurants in Beijing, reports said…Full Article: Xinhua

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

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

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

False Rumors of Sterilization Cause Price Decline of Seedless Grapes in Yantai, Shandong Province

Hearsay alleging seedless grapes are produced with contraceptive drugs has hit a cultivation center hard in the eastern Chinese city of Yantai of Shandong Province. In a video, a grape seller was heard saying that all grapes without seeds are the result of contraceptive drugs, making the fruit harmful to children and possibly causing sterilization…Full