McDonald’s China to Reduce Palm Oil Usage in Favor of Healthier Sunflower and Canola Oil

McDonald’s stores in China will change the cooking oil they use starting next year, despite an increased cost, and introduce new menu items including fruits and vegetables, the Beijing Times reported on Friday [15 July 2016]. Phyllis Cheung, the CEO of McDonald’s China, said the fast-food giant is testing new cooking oil and plans to

China’s Sinoma, a Cement Equipment and Engineering Company, to Purchase Edible Oils from Kazakhstan

China National Materials Group Corporation Sinoma recently announced it will buy annually a range of agricultural products from Kazakhstan, according to the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture. This year, China will purchase sunflower in the amount of 50,000 tonnes, 80,000 tonnes of flaxseed, 100,000 tonnes of oilseed rape as well as vegetable

Kazakhstan Begins Supplying China with Edible Oil via the Almaty-Xi’an Cargo Train Route

A cargo train arrived at northwest China’s Xi’an city on Saturday [26 March 2016], carrying 2,000 tonnes of organic cooking oil imported from Kazakhstan. The Chang’an Train, loaded with 1,000 tonnes of sunflower seed oil and 1,000 tonnes of rapeseed oil, set off from Almaty of Kazakhstan on Monday. The journey is the first regular

Canada and China Ink Numerous Agricultural Deals

An official delegation of agricultural and food associations from Canada visited China last week and brought more Canadian products to Chinese tables. Led by Andrea Lyon, deputy minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the delegation visited Chongqing, Shanghai and Beijing last week, holding promotion events and signing deals with local Chinese partners. The delegation

Two Chinese Rapeseed Oil Processors Violated Food Acquisition Policy by Blending Imports with Domestic Oil

China Grain Reserves Corporation said on its official website on Oct 28 that since the end of August, they have conducted a full inspection on the implementation of the acquisition policy of rapeseed oil. A company in Hubei province blended 944 tons of imported rapeseed oil into homemade oil and another in Hunan province, 483

Sinograin Sent Inspection Teams to Major Rapeseed-Growing provinces of Sichuan, Hunan, and Hubei to Investigate Possible Fraud

China Grain Reserves Corp. (Sinograin) said it is investigating whether local crushers profited by selling oil processed from cheaper imported rapeseed instead of from domestic supplies as Beijing’s subsidy program stipulates. The probe underscores the potential for manipulation of China’s farm products stockpiling program, where a minimum purchase price set by Beijing to support farmers

China Rapeseed Crop Harvested Earlier than Previous Year’s Crop

China’s rapeseed harvest started 5-10 days earlier than last year, which will likely lead to new crop entering the market one week earlier compared to last year, according to China Cereals and Oilseed Information Network. Harvesting has started in major growing areas including Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Jiangsu, and Henan…Full-text article: BlackSeaGrain May 2013 Key point

China Imports Rapeseed (Canola) Oil from Europe of the First Time in 2 Years

China, a major consumer of vegetable oils, recently bought a small volume of rapeseed oil from Europe for the first time in two years as it was cheaper than domestic prices, the China National Grain and Oils Information Centre (CNGOIC) said last week…Full-text article: BlackSeaGrain Apr 2013 Key point Due to high domestic prices stemming