Hong Kong Suspends Oyster Imports from Tasmania Due to PSP Toxin

The food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced Saturday [23 September 2017] that the import into and sale within Hong Kong of raw oysters and shellfish from Australia’s Tasmania has been suspended with immediate effect. The trade should stop using and selling the product immediately should they possess it, said

Australian Government Greenlights Chinese Acquisition of Tasmanian Dairy Company

The Australian government has approved the sale of the nation’s biggest dairy farming company to Chinese billionaire Lu Xianfeng. Van Diemen’s Land (VDL) – which boasts several dairy farms in Tasmania’s north, known for having the world’s cleanest air and water – officially changed hands late Tuesday [23 February 2016], with the deal getting the

Fonterra Supplier and Australia’s Oldest Dairy Sold to Chinese Businessman

Chinese buyer Lu Xianfeng announces its recent U.S.$280 million acquisition of Australia’s largest and oldest dairy farm Van Diemen’s Land Company (VDL) in northwest. The VDL was owned by various New Zealand entities. Late last year, its current owner New Plymouth District has agreed to sell the farm to Moon Lake Investments, owned by Lu