Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Found in 87% of Sampled Chicken Meat in Shandong Province

Drug-resistant bacteria can be found easily in China’s poultry production chain – from hatcheries to supermarkets – according to recent research by scientists from China, the US and Europe, underscoring the need for Beijing to control the use of antibiotics…Full Article: South China Morning Post Feb 2017 Key Points In April 2017, China will ban

Hong Kong Temporarily Bans More Poultry Imports from Poland and Japan Due to Bird Flu

Hong Kong food safety officials have placed a temporary suspension on the import of poultry meat and products from three more regions – in mainland China, Japan and Poland following the detection of bird flu strains in these areas…Full Article: South China Morning Post Dec 2016 Key Points Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS)

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Hokkaido, Miyazaki, Przemyśl, Lincolnshire, North Rhine-Westphalia, Overijssel, and Utö Island Due to Bird Flu Outbreaks

The Hong Kong food safety authority said on Monday [19 December 2016] that it has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from Japan’s Hokkaido and Britain’s Lincolnshire…Full Article: ECNS.cn Dec 2016 The Hong Kong food safety authority said on Tuesday [20 December 2016] that it has banned the import of

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods Acquires Jiangsu-based COFCO Meat (Suqian)

In its latest big buy, Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), the SET-listed flagship of agribusiness giant Charoen Pokphand Group, has acquired Cofco Meat Suqian for 976 million baht [~US$27.4 million]. Through Chia Tai China Investment Co (CTCI), an indirect subsidiary of CPF in China, CPF will also take over the shareholder’s loans worth 2 billion

JD.com’s “Running Chicken” Promotion Helps Poultry Farmers, but Critics Lament High Prices

Chinese Internet giant Tencent and online retailer JD.com have jointly launched a public welfare activity, calling for sports lovers to convert their steps into charitable donations using a fitness tracking application. “Running Chicken,” a pilot project to help poor rural households in Hebei province earn money by selling chickens, was unveiled on Nov. 7. Through

China’s Ministry of Commerce Extends Anti-Dumping Duties on US White-Feathered Broiler Chickens

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced Monday [26 September 2016] that it will extend anti-dumping duties on US white-feathered broiler chickens for another five years, starting Tuesday. China imposed anti-dumping duties on chicken products imported from the Unites States in September 2010, claiming that chicken products subsidized in the Unites States were being dumped on

Braised Chicken and Rice the Most Common Food Transaction on Alibaba’s Alipay E-Payment System

Consumers from Zhejiang province were the second-biggest spenders by Alipay in 2015, only second to their counterparts from Shanghai, according to an annual report released by the country’s largest online payment platform. The report showed the average individual in Shanghai spent 104,155 yuan ($15,703) on Alipay last year. Zhejiang’s consumers ranked second with average per