Alibaba’s Tmall to Distribute Driscoll’s Strawberries and Chicken of the Sea’s Canned Seafood

Following through on a pledge to support American employment, online retailer Alibaba Group Holding is teaming up with two U.S.-based food companies to sell in the Chinese market…Full Article: Nikkei Asian Review June 2017 Key Point In June 2017, during the Gateway business conference in Detroit, Alibaba Group (Tmall) signed Memorandum of Understanding agreements with

Egyptian Citrus Exports to China Rise in 2016

Egypt’s citrus exports to China increased by 30% in the first half (H1) of 2016, recording $24m, compared to $18.4m in 2015, according to plenipotentiary minister Mamdouh Salman, who is the Egyptian commissioner of the trade representation office in China’s capital Beijing…Full Article: Daily News Egypt Sept 2016 Key Point Egypt and China are expected

Californian Strawberries May Be Headed to the Mainland

Californian exporters are now one step closer to shipping their strawberries to the Chinese market after a recent draft protocol signing in Beijing, according to a release from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine’s (AQSIQ). The protocol was signed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Deputy Administrator for Plant Protection

Strawberry Prices Tumble in Beijing After Reports of Excessive Herbicide Residue

Agricultural authorities in Beijing are investigating reports that excessive amounts of herbicide residue have been detected in strawberries grown in the capital’s suburban areas, and farmers were hit by a slump in sales amid consumer fears. China Central Television reported on Sunday [26 April 2015] that eight strawberry samples purchased from supermarkets, plantations and wholesale

US Frozen Cranberries, Frozen Blueberries, and Frozen Strawberries Get Easier Access to China

Thanksgiving in the US means cranberry consumption – about 20 percent of all US cranberry consumption is done during the holidays – and a new certificate issued to US cranberry growers means that the red berry will have an easier time making it to China as well, where demand for cranberry has grown dramatically in

China to Inspect Mexico’s Production and Processing Facilities for Berries

A mission of Chinese technicians will visit Mexico to certify the cultivation, packing and food-safety characteristics of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with a view to importing these fruit from the Latin American country, Mexican authorities said. The Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Secretariat confirmed that the inspection would take place but did

China’s Frozen Strawberry Consumption is Outpacing Domestic Production

According to Fruit-Inform data, being the largest global producer and exporter of frozen strawberries, China simultaneously increases internal consumption of this product. China’s production of frozen strawberries has been annually growing by 8-9%, whereas internal consumption has been increasing averagely by 18-20% per annum…Full-text article: Fruit-inform Apr 2013 Key point Within China, frozen strawberries are