Xu Jinghe, director of legal affairs for the China Food and Drug Administration, holds a position pretty much equivalent to Michael R. Taylor, the deputy commissioner for foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Xu, who earlier this week announced that high-risk food industries in China will soon be required to obtain liability insurance,…

At the close of 2012, the city of Bejing passed a new law that will ban vendors who produce or sell unsafe food from the municipality. The regulation was passed December 26 by the Standing Committee of the 13th Beijing Municipal People’s Congress, and will go into effect April 1, 2013, according to Xinhua.…

Shanghai is considering a new regulation that would blacklist and harshly punish businesses involved in illegal food safety conduct, according to Chinese media Xinhua.

The crackdown, which comes amidst a slew of food safety scandals in China, would cover 11 types of misconduct and company executives would be eligible to make the blacklist. The…

NSF International, a global not-for-profit public health and product safety organization, opened a lab in Shanghai this week to expand testing and certification services to China–and they could use the help.

The news of the lab broke just as Time picked up a South China Morning Post report that millions of acres of agricultural land …

On December 31, 2009, the Chinese government-run Xinhua news agency announced that melamine was found in milk produced by the Shanghai Panda company.  Initial reports indicated that the Shanghai Panda plant was shut down, three of the company’s top executives were arrested, and milk produced by the company was recalled from seven provinces.  (See Shanghai