Blue notes beside the vegetable in a branch of Yonghui Supermarket in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, show farm produce free of pesticide residue. “The notice is helpful so that I can choose healthier food,” said a customer surnamed Lin, one of the city’s safety-minded shoppers. “For ten years, we have been cooperating with local farmers to supervise the production of green food from the source,” said vice chairman of the supermarket Weng Haihui. The store has been monitoring the soil and water and regulating suppliers’ pesticide use, he said…Full Article: The Global Times Nov 2014

Key Point

  • Officials in Fujian carry out spot checks on farms to test for pesticide residue on vegetables and ractopamine in pigs (via a urine test). Tests (unspecified) are also carried out on aquatic (fish) products).

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  • Established in 2001 and headquartered in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, Yonghui operates 440 medium-sized supermarkets all over China (as of 2013). Yonghui has seen healthy growth which the company attributes to their focus on fresh products, which occupies 40-50% of a single store’s floor space.

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