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Food safety inspection in the first quarter of the year showed that 44.4 percent of rice and rice products in the city of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, contained excessive cadmium, a carcinogenic industrial chemical. Eight samples from the 18 batches of rice and rice products tested positive for cadmium contamination.
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  • By China Daily(China Daily)2017-08-18 09:28

    A new round of nationwide food safety inspections will take place between Aug 26 and Sept 10 to reduce the risks posed by small workshops, vendors and restaurants that produce substandard food. The State Council's Food Safety Commission announced the inspection and the implementation of the food saf...

  • By Harvey Morris(China Daily)2017-07-30 09:14

    A farmer stands near his combine during harvest near Sequim, Washington. [Photo/Agencies]Trade talks held in Washington earlier this month provided an open goal for headline writers. "China to import American rice", or some variant thereof, was how many of the US media outlets greeted the positive o...

  • By May Zhou And Zhang Yuan In Little Rock, Arkansas(China Daily)2017-07-26 08:24

    China's recent announcement that it would open its market to US rice exports made the governor of Arkansas happy."It's such an incredible benefit to our state. It will help Arkansas and our agriculture industry become more well known in China," Governor Asa Hutchinson said in his office on Friday.Ac...

  • By Zhong Nan And Ren Xiaojin(China Daily)2017-07-22 09:37

    A farmer stands near his combine during harvest near Sequim, Washington. [Photo/Agencies]China started to allow rice imports from the United States for the first time as part of the latest effort to enhance bilateral trade in agricultural products, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.Owing to ...

  • (Xinhua)2017-07-08 13:23

    PHNOM PENH - Cambodia exported 94,720 tons of milled rice to China in the first six months of 2017, up 101 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a government report on Friday. China is the top buyer of Cambodian rice, followed by France, Poland, Britain and the Netherlands, sai...

  • By Wang Xiaodong(China Daily)2017-06-30 10:25

    Increased international exchanges and cooperation are required to improve food safety, according to senior officials at the eighth Belt and Road Eco-Agriculture and Food Safety Forum in Beijing on Thursday. "With economic globalization, food safety is a global issue and can only be ensured with the ...

  • By Zhang Xiaomin In Dalian, Liaoning(China Daily)2017-06-26 07:04

    Postdoctoral student Yang Jian wants to change the way people buy rice in China. The 35-year-old founder of Dalian Idami Technology thinks disruptive technological innovation can revolutionize the industry. "Traditionally, farmers or companies sold their rice in shops, and in recent years they've al...

  • By Alessandra Cardone In Rome(China Daily)2017-06-16 07:08

    Enhancing cooperation with China on food safety is crucial to defend "Made in Italy" products on the global market, according to Italian Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina. "It is crucial for Italy to cooperate more and more with China at institutional level," Martina says. "More specifically, we...

  • By Pauline D Loh In Beijing(China Daily)2017-05-30 07:51

    Every major festival in China has its dedicated food speciality, and for the Dragon Boat Festival in the fifth lunar month, it has to be rice dumplings, or zongzi. The first dumplings were simple offerings to gods and ancestors. Grain was tightly wrapped in reeds and then boiled. These simple packag...

  • By Cang Wei In Nanjing(China Daily)2017-05-30 07:50

    The Dragon Boat Festival, celebrated annually on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet who drowned himself in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth month, when ancient Chu State was occupied by enemies in 278 BC. F...

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