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
- The food safety violations affected Jiuguang Department Store (e. coli in 20 packs of mustard green peas), Yihaodian.com (lead in preserved plums from Anhui Zhongjun), Shanghai Shenghua Food (sulfanilic amide in cooked chicken legs), and Shanghai Shaowansheng Food (bacteria in salted conch).
- Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Shanghai, Yihaodian is an e-commerce grocery website that has expanded to include household appliance and clothing. In 2011 and 2012, Wal-Mart bought increasing stakes in the company. As of 2014, the company served more than 100 Chinese cities (1-2 day delivery service). In July 2015, the company was bought out by Walmart. In June 2016, Yihaodian was taken over by the e-commerce site JD.com in a deal with Walmart.
- Jiuguang Department Store operates high-end department stores in Shanghai (opened in September 2004), Suzhou (January 2009) and Dalian (May 2009). Its Shanghai store houses numerous eateries in the basement level, as well as various supermarkets and process food stores throughout the complex.
- Shanghai Shaowansheng Food is a subsidiary of Tenwow International Holdings (HKG:1219), a major food processor headquartered in Shanghai (founded in 1999) whose product line includes pistachios, almonds, oat flakes, dried pork slices, chili oil, and beverages (fruit, tea). Tenwow also distributes beverage products from Nestlé, Martell, Hennessey, and Wahaha, as well as having a controlling interest in Nanpu Food.
- Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Hefei, Anhui Province, Anhui Zhongjun is a small food processor.
- Shanghai Shenghua Food is a major poultry producer for Shanghai.