China announces new melamine guidelines
China is taking steps to reassure countries that are banning its imports following the melamine crisis with the introduction of new safety levels for food and drink.
China food safety event targets global collaboration
Food safety will be the focus of a forum set to take place in China
later this month, which will aim to coordinate global safety
efforts and improve international trade.
China food safety round-up
Malaysian fears, too many pigs, a rejection of Canadian meat and
grocery tracking are some of the issues hanging over the Chinese
food industry this week.
Asia-Pacific heads into food safety battle
In light of global publicity over food scares originating in
Asia-Pacific, the region is now fighting back, both internally and
globally, by making food safety its top priority.
EU minister in China to discuss improved food safety
The EU's top health representative is meeting with China's
officials this week in a bid to ensure processors and others get
safe supplies from a country beset by problems with its quality
China defends its food safety to WHO
China has defended its food safety standards in a notice sent to
the World Health Organisation (WHO), while another food safety
official has been sent to prison for bribery charges.
Latest China food safety developments
China's State Council has issued a special regulation, which
intensifies control and supervision of food manufacturers and
distributors, in a bid to improve food safety, according to Xinhua,
the official news agency.
New Zealand campylobacter fight shows early promise
New Zealand's fight against campylobacter is beginning to show
signs of promise, after years of problems, the national regulator
said last week.
China must step up food safety reform, claims expert
China must continue to reform its food safety practices if it
is to maintain consumer confidence in its products, says a food
safety expert from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Shanghai mobilises food safety procedures
Safety bodies in Shanghai hope to hit back at growing international
concern over Chinese food safety practices with its new food
testing system, say media reports in the country.
Mass poisonings highlight China food safety concerns
The Chinese government is likely to come under further pressure to
review its safety procedures following a recent wave of food
poisoning outbreaks in the country.
Chinese consumers concerned about food safety
Chinese consumers are worried about the safety of their food and
want the government to do more to improve quality standards,
suggests a new survey.
Sudan Red found in new regions of China
More duck eggs containing the carcinogenic dye Sudan Red have been
found in China, food officials said yesterday, expanding the recall
outside of Beijing to the country's east coast.
New food poisoning case hits China
Almost 300 people were hospitalized in Shanghai last week, after
suspected food poisoning by pork containing a banned animal feed
additive, the state media Xinhua reported on Friday.
Shanghai raises bar for Chinese food safety
The Shanghai Food and Drug Administration is to make recalls of
spoiled or potentially harmful food obligatory for food
manufacturers under the first law of its kind in China.