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Han Zheng, secretary of the Communist Party of China Shanghai Municipal Committee

China

Shanghai municipal chief urges greater protection for whistleblowers

By RJ Whitehead

Journalists and whistleblowers should be given more protection as they expose food safety scandals, Shanghai’s chief official told a municipal meeting in the wake of last week’s expired meat scandal that has embroiled a number of international fast food...

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China

Scandal-hit CEO brands own company's practices ‘unacceptable'

By RJ Whitehead

The chief executive of OSI Group, the American owner of the meat processor under investigation by Chinese authorities for supplying expired meat to international fast-food chains including McDonald’s and KFC, has “sincerely apologised” for events over...

McDonald’s, KFC apologise in China’s latest food safety scare

China

McDonald’s, KFC apologise in China’s latest food safety scare

By RJ Whitehead

Allegations concerning the sale of expired meat by American-owned Shanghai Husi Food to the Chinese operations of McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut have forced the fast food chains to suspend orders while the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration investigates.

Fonterra: Asia behind global foodservice growth

Fonterra: Asia behind global foodservice growth

By RJ Whitehead

The world’s biggest dairy company, Fonterra, believes that global foodservice growth is being driven by the emerging Asian markets, where it estimates the category will increase at around 13% per year until at least 2016.

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