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#1 Tony-C

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:34 AM

China bans cheese imports from Britain

It is almost laughable given the food safety issues China has had.

'Chinese officials, visiting plants in Europe ahead of the country’s new food safety law coming into force on May 1, reportedly complained about maintenance, raw milk transport temperatures, chemical storage and air sanitisation, insisting that all UK dairies exporting cheese to China must now pass council inspections before the restriction is lifted.
 

However, it has emerged that the unnamed dairy visited does not even supply cheese to the country'. :oops2:

 

 


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:33 AM

Perhaps they forgot to add melamine to it!

 

This from a nation who wear surgical face masks, regardless of where they are! :roflmao:


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:37 AM

Dear All,

 

Despite the potential pot calling the kettle syndrome, it seemed to me to be of some interest as to what the specific complaint actually was, ie its validity (or otherwise).

 

From BBC website, a slightly more detailed version -
 

As part of their audit in Europe, Chinese officials found problems at one British dairy and are now working with the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The FSA is set to carry out its own compliance checks, with the temporary suspension is expected to be lifted once the issue has been resolved.

Patty Clayton, senior analyst at industry research body Dairy Co, said: "In the UK, we have a very good record for food safety and I don't think this particular temporary ban should worry anybody locally, as there are just some minor details that need to be sorted out."

Mrs Clayton said the UK's international reputation was unlikely to be put at risk and that the issue was likely to be dealt with "relatively quickly".

She added that China had placed a high priority on food safety in the wake of the 2008 melamine crisis, in which six children died from drinking tainted milk.

 

 

As usual raw data is (so far) lacking.

 

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:11 PM

Britain currently exports 11.5 tonnes of cheese to China each year.

:cheezy:

 

The value of this based on UK Wholesale prices is £41,975.00 :silly:

 

By November 2008, China reported an estimated 300,000 victims, with six infants dying from kidney stones and other kidney damage, and an estimated 54,000 babies being hospitalised. The chemical appeared to have been added to milk to cause it to appear to have a higher protein content. In a separate incident four years before, watered-down milk had resulted in 13 infant deaths from malnutrition. The World Health Organization referred to the incident as one of the largest food safety events it had had to deal with in recent years, and that the crisis of confidence among Chinese consumers would be hard to overcome.

 

Chinese officials, reportedly complained about maintenance, raw milk transport temperatures, chemical storage and air sanitisation, Transport temperatures possibly but what the hell!

 

Unfortunately too many things we see are media, propaganda and politics or sex lies and videotape

 

What do you think?


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 02:30 AM

Perhaps they forgot to add melamine to it!

 

Ha!  :lol2:

She added that China had placed a high priority on food safety in the wake of the 2008 melamine crisis, in which six children died from drinking tainted milk.

 

Rgds / Charles.C

I started to feel bad for laughing, but then I remembered the seemingly unanimous dislike of children ( :off_topic: One time an employee asked me about my status, and I said I was single + required "I don't get my honey where I get my money/fishing off the pier/dipping the pen in company ink" line, and he said "The last QA was single, too."  QA, it's a lonely lifestyle.  ), then I didn't feel so bad anymore.  Then I felt terrible.  But not as terrible as I should.


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:57 PM

Perhaps they forgot to add melamine to it!

 

This from a nation who wear surgical face masks, regardless of where they are! :roflmao:

 

No we don't do that in the UK.

 

They did bring us Chicken Chow Mein which is one of my favourite Foods!


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:02 PM

You should put your own house in order before you start telling me what to do!


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:20 AM

I guess cheese made locally in mongolia provinces is more tasty (made from camel milk) :lol2:


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:59 AM

I'm not sure why they'd want Stilton or Caerphilly, its not really indigenous to their diet is it?

 

In 2012 there were 1.351 billion people in China eating 11.5 T of cheese! says it all really!


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:09 PM

It is probably for 'ex-pats' living/working in China


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:32 PM

Hmm , some serious discussion !! 


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