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

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

Beijing Food and Drug Administration to Investigate China’s Top E-Commerce Food Delivery Sites

Beijing Food and Drug Administration (BFDA) say they’ve opened investigations into all three of China’s major food delivery sites — Baidu Waimai, Meituan Waimai, and ele.me — following complaints received from customers in the first half of this year. The platforms are likely to be working with restaurants or food providers which haven’t publicly posted

Chinese State Television Channel Claims 42% of Sampled Imported Infant Formula Products Failed to Meet Food Safety Standards

The CCTV Financial Channel found 42.1 percent of 19 imported infant formula products sold online from seven countries it selected failed to meet China’s food safety standards. Eight of the 19 formula samples bought via online marketplaces, including Meiji, Aptamil and Meadjohnson, were graded as unqualified by the Inspection and Safety Center at National Food

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

Shanghai Officials Cite Four Companies for Food Safety Violations

Jiuguang Department Store and online retailer yihaodian.com are among four food outlets to be reprimanded by Shanghai food safety authority. The names of four retailers showed up on the national food quality check list, Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said yesterday [20 June 2016]…Full Article: ECNS.cn June 2016 Key Point The food safety violations affected