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350 Arrested in China for Food Safety Violations

Chinese authorities have taken 350 people suspected of food safety crimes into custody since the end of January, according to the Ministry of Public Security. The arrests come as part of a government crackdown on food violations that began last month in anticipation of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which will take place this year… Continue Reading

DeLauro Probes USDA on Chinese Poultry Policy

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Friday asking him for details on the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)’s new interim rule to loosen restrictions on poultry imports from countries, like China, that have faced avian influenza in the past. DeLauro is concerned  DeLauro’s office said the… Continue Reading

Hong Kong Studies Cuisines Popular With Visitors

Hong Kong gets 30 million visitors a year, and they remain in the city for an average of 3.2 nights.   Most of those visitors try Chinese regional cuisines sometime during their visit. Because the food is so popular, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) opted to turn its surveillance on the regional cuisines. “The… Continue Reading

UK: Chinese Restaurants Get Low Scores

According to environmental health officers in the United Kingdom, Chinese restaurants and take-out establishments have dirtier kitchens than other eateries. A survey of restaurant food safety in the United Kingdom conducted by Transparency Data for The Independent newspaper found that more than half of 491 Chinese eateries failed to meet all legal food safety requirements. … Continue Reading