China Food Safety
A crisis in confidence in China's food industry emerged after melamine was found in domestically produced baby formula in 2008. The scandal sickened 300,000 babies and resulted in six premature deaths. Other stories of fake eggs, diseased pork, recycled oil, mislabelled meat and more have only led to more calls for industry reform.
Since a medical examination three months ago revealed the beginnings of a fatty liver, Shanghai sales manager Chen Junjie has embarked on a nutritional revolution, substituting much of his favourite food – grilled red meat – with vegetables cooked in as little oil as possMonday, 10 August, 2015, 4:18pm
Guangxi distillers may have added the impotence treatment drug to their alcohol3 Aug 2015 - 1:58am 6 comments
US fast-food giant Yum Brands reported a swing into a fourth-quarter loss, saying its recovery in China from a tainted meat scandal was taking longer than it expected.
The parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant chains said it had a net loss of US$36 million in the October-December quarter compared with a net income of US$321 million a year ago.5 Feb 2015 - 11:24am
China's food-processing industry remains 15 years behind non-food counterparts, according to a Hong Kong-based quality-control specialist hired by factory customers.19 Jan 2015 - 8:20am 2 comments
A quality control specialist has revealed that nearly half of all food inspections it conducted in China failed last year.20 Jan 2015 - 11:19am 14 comments
Eight officials in Gaoan in the eastern province of Jiangxi in China have been sacked after a state media report that pork from diseased pigs was sold by traders.
The city’s police have also raided an underground slaughterhouse and detained 12 suspects allegedly involved in the sale of unsafe pork, Xinhua reported.29 Dec 2014 - 1:50pm 2 comments
A US supplier said on Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired meat to McDonald’s, KFC and other major restaurant chains.23 Sep 2014 - 9:05am
Sales at McDonald’s restaurants dropped in August, hurt by a food-safety scandal in China and heavy competition in the US, the company said on Tuesday.10 Sep 2014 - 10:23am
More than 30,000 tonnes of chicken feet laced with hydrogen peroxide were seized by authorities in Zhejiang province – in the latest wide-reaching food scandal to emerge in mainland China.27 Aug 2014 - 4:11pm 14 comments
While the Chinese are fastidious about their food - and the fresher the better - the origins of their produce is not always clear-cut.13 Aug 2014 - 7:48am
Shanghai is singling out foreign fast-food chains in its stepped-up efforts to strengthen oversight of meat suppliers, a fresh sign that a food safety scandal involving a US company could worsen problems for overseas businesses in China.13 Aug 2014 - 6:42am 2 comments
Five fast-food chains including McDonald's and Yum Brands have published details about their suppliers on their Chinese websites following a request from Shanghai authorities after a food safety scare.12 Aug 2014 - 10:29am 1 comment
Every month there’s another food scandal in China. Sewer oil. Lamb seasoned with rat. Exploding melons. And now tainted Western hamburgers and fast food is the latest. In our view, this is all to be expected. If you are in the food or restaurant business in China, you are almost certainly going to have a scandal. It’s practically inevitable. And it’s an opportunity you shouldn’t miss.11 Aug 2014 - 8:44pm 2 comments
The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said on Thursday that a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company’s global profit.31 Jul 2014 - 5:28pm 1 comment
A Nanjing branch of the popular US-based fast-food restaurant Papa John's Pizza has been found to have used expired dough.31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am