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

Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates Hopes to Increase its Chinese Market Presence

One of Australia’s leading wine companies has promised to increase its focus on cracking the Chinese market. Michael Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of Treasury Wines, told the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday night that the company would seek to widen the gap between Treasury and its competitors in China…Full Article: Xinhua Oct 2017

Huzhou-based Waste Treatment Company Under Scrutiny after Illegally Dumping Diseased Pig Carcasses

Five people have been detained on suspicion of dumping 300 tonnes of diseased pigs in a mountainous area of Huzhou city [near Shanghai], eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. The city government issued a circular Monday [11 September 2017] accusing the Huzhou Industrial and Medical Waste Treatment Company of sending pigs that died of disease to a

US Beef Arrives in Shanghai

Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau said Tuesday the first shipment of U.S. beef entered China on Sept. 1, signifying the normalization of the large-scale import of the product. The shipment of frozen beef weighed 15.1 tonnes and was valued more than 300,000 U.S. dollars, according to the bureau, which opened a green channel for

Yigou and ExFresh Look to Expand China’s Cold Chain Delivery Network

Alibaba’s business-to-consumer retail platform Tmall said it will invest an additional US$300 million in online fresh food vendor Yiguo, in a bid to strengthen its online grocery and fresh food business. Tmall is hoping to leverage on Yiguo’s existing cold chain delivery network to achieve nationwide delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables within 24 hours

Costa Rican Pineapples Look to Compete with the Philippines and Taiwan in the Mainland

Costa Rican pineapples are now available on Chinese e-commerce platforms as well as big retail outlets after the Central American country received official permission in May. After 25 days en-route, the first shipment of pineapples arrived in Shanghai in June, making Costa Rica, the largest producer and exporter of pineapples in the world, Chinese mainland’s

Alibaba’s Hema Fresh Stores Expand into Beijing

The concept of “New Retail,” which was created by Jack Ma Yun, Alibaba Group Holding’s founder and chairman, in late October, is gaining momentum in the domestic markets. Hema Xiansheng, Alibaba’s newly founded online-to-offline platform, is putting the novel retail business model into practice, an effort experts say is changing China’s traditional retail sector. Despite