Government Advises Cities in Northern China to Prepare Contingency Plans to Release Vegetables & Meat Reserves

The State Council, or China’s cabinet, on Tuesday urged more targeted measures to stabilize food prices as the Spring Festival holiday, a peak time for food consumption, draws near. In a statement posted on the government’s official website, the State Council said agriculture authorities should play a guiding role in introducing cold-resistance and pest prevention

China Approves 4 More Canadian Beef Companies for Export, Raising the Number of Approved Facilities to 7

Four more Canadian beef facilities, including an Alberta plant, have been approved to export to China, the Canadian government announced Friday. Lacombe-based Canadian Premium Meats Inc., a processing plant in Quebec and two others in Ontario were also certified for export to China. The companies are LesViandes Laroche Inc., Ryding Regency Meat Packers Ltd., and