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 from shelves or recalled…Full Article: China Daily Oct 2017
- The food products that failed CFDA inspections included a cheese product with 340 CFU (colony-forming unit) per grams of yeast from Shanghai, which is above the national standard of 50 CFU/g., as well as fermented bean curd products from Hunan Province and Zunyi, Guizhou Province. Both tofu products tested positive for coliform bacteria [i.e. E. coli].
- In June 2017, Shanghai’s food and drug administration proposed a requirement that online food ordering and delivery services must source their food from businesses that have a brick-and-mortar restaurant location.
- In January 2017, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration detected excessive chlorpyrifos on a sample of celery sold at Shanghai Lotus store. The celery was supplied by the Shanghai Jiangqiao Wholesale Market. The agency also detected excessive enrofloxacin residue in two samples of freshwater fish being sold at Walmart’s Jiangqiao store. The fish was supplied by Shanghai Yize Trade. In addition, a sample of pastry flour from Shanghai Rifen Food was found to contain excessive cadmium while a sample of dried bean curd (aka tofu) from Shanghai Zhengbiao Bean was found to contain excessive aluminum residue.
- In 2016, according to the director of Shanghai’s office for the campaign against intellectual property infringements and counterfeit goods, city officials reportedly shut down more than 60,000 unlicensed online food vendors.
- In October 2016, the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration fined Shanghai Husi Food and OSI Group’s China division for selling tainted meat.
- In June 2016, the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration fined four companies over food safety violations. 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).
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