Kimchi is expected to make its way on to the Chinese market soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Thursday to ease his country’s strict food safety regulations on fermented foods that have blocked kimchi exports to his country. During a summit with President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, Xi said, “I like kimchi. We are taking steps to revise food safety regulations. Under the revised rules, Korean kimchi will be able to go on sale in the Chinese market.”…Full Article: Korea Times July 2014

Key Point

  • As of July 2014, China requires that all fermented vegetable imports must contain less than 30 colon bacillus per 100 grams

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