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China: Toxic chemicals found in “thousand-year-old eggs”


Thirty companies producing preserved eggs have been closed by authorities in Jiangxi province after a media exposé that toxic chemicals were used to speed up production, the country’s latest food-safety scandal. China National Radio reported yesterday that all eggs being processed at the plants in Nanchang county had been locked away for further testing, and … Continue reading

As China’s middle class grows, so do its concerns


Beijing is facing increasing public pressure to deal with issues such as pollution, food safety and education driven by the 10 percent of its population who now count as middle class. With two cars, foreign holidays and a cook for their apartment, one Beijing family epitomizes the new middle class created by China’s decades of … Continue reading

Party cadre pins hopes of China’s food security on overseas farms


Leery of product safety in China, Zhu Zhangjin is urging farmers to invest abroad like he has. Zhu Zhangjin calls himself a farmer, but he has little time or love for mainland farm goods. Nor is he afraid to speak his mind on the matter. Zhu also happens to be party secretary of Huafeng village … Continue reading

China needs new enforcement incentives over food safety


Reuters is reporting on a new proposal in China to pay up to a 300,000 RMB (just under $50,000 USD) reward for those that inform on food safety violations. This is the precursor to a series of laws to strengthen food safety and enforcement expected over the next few months. Unfortunately, this will do nothing to abate … Continue reading

China authorities pushing happiness amid rising discontent


SCMP reports: “With dissatisfaction growing over corruption, inequality, food safety and numerous other social problems, mainland authorities are shifting their focus from economics to emotions. “Simply put, they want everyone to be happy. “From Beijing to Ningxia, local, provincial and regional leaders have been setting up ‘happiness indexes’ or otherwise tailoring programmes, projects and policies … Continue reading

Bak choi found to be sprayed with formalin


Vegetable wholesalers in Shandong have been caught spraying toxic formalin on bak choi to keep them fresh in the latest food safety scandal to hit the mainland. Vendors in Qingzhou said that spraying diluted formalin on bak choi had become a common practice locally in the past three to four years, the Xiaoxiang Morning Post … Continue reading

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