Guangdong Police Seize 1,000 MTs of Smuggled of Meat Products

Guangdong police seized about 1,000 tons of substandard frozen meat products worth more than 80 million yuan ($12.3 million) if taken to market, in a special operation late last week. According to a statement from the Guangdong marine police department, officers detained 16 suspects during the operation, which took place in waters off the Shenzhen special

Concerns Over the Sale of Drowned Hogs and Poultry After Flooding in China

Severe flooding across large parts of the country has raised fresh concerns about food safety. Since the rainy season began in early June, millions of domestic animals have been washed away in flooding, authorities said…Full Article: Xinhua July 2016 Key Point As a result of flooding from mid-June to early July 2016, Anhui Province lost

H7N9 Avian Influenza Death Reported in Northeast China’s Liaoning Province

One patient has died of H7N9 bird flu in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, local health authorities said on Tuesday [5 July 2016]. The death was reported on June 16 at Shenyang City of Liaoning Province, according to the provincial commission of health and family planning…Full Article: Xinhua July 2016 Key Point In March 2013, China

Shanghai Officials Cite Four Companies for Food Safety Violations

Jiuguang Department Store and online retailer 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: June 2016 Key Point The food safety violations affected

Alibaba’s Taobao Live-Streams Agricultural Products in Chongqing Municipality

Working staff of Taobao, one of China’s leading e-commerce platforms, attach an identification code to a chicken during live-streaming of their products in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, May 30, 2016. In order to help consumers have a direct understanding of goods they want to buy, Taobao kicked off its live-streaming for agricultural products in Tujia-Miao

The USA Appeals to the WTO for a Second Time to End China’s Anti-Dumping Duties on its Chicken Products

Washington is challenging China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over broiler chicken products, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Tuesday [10 May 2016]. The United States claimed that China failed to conduct a transparent re-investigation, nor properly calculated costs of production for a U.S. producer. In response, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday

Law Enforcement Authorities in the Provinces of Fujian and Guangdong Seize Smuggled Meat Products

A haul of 530 tonnes of smuggled meat, including contaminated or diseased chicken wings, from Brazil and the United States, was seized at a port in Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province. The meat was incinerated by customs in east China’s Xiamen City, according to police on Tuesday [15 March 2016]. The meat was destroyed by biomass