Shanghai McDonald’s Under Scrutiny After Food Safety Inspections

Fast food chain McDonald’s denied on Monday [4 December 2017] night that its fried dough sticks contained chemical substances that could cause cardiovascular disease, after food in two of its Shanghai branches were said to contain diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). McDonald’s issued a statement saying that it was taking the incident seriously, and that further checks

Starbucks Opens High-End Concept Store in Shanghai

Shanghai is set to get its own Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room, the first high-end roastery from the international coffee chain to open outside the United States, the city’s quality watchdog said Thursday [30 November 2017]. The Shanghai border inspection and quarantine bureau has completed all necessary checks of the Seattle-based coffee chain’s imported equipment

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