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Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards.

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China Customs Cracks Down on Cross-Border SmugglingA cross-regional anti-smuggling operation recently launched by Chinese customs authorities has already led to the arrest of multiple suspects and the confiscation of illicit goods. October 28, 2020
Benjamin Henry
Hong Kong Customs Apprehends 22 Suspects in Fruit Smuggling CaseHong Kong customs authorities recently busted a smuggling case involving HK$20 million ($2.6 million) of high-end fruit and meat. October 28, 2020
Benjamin Henry
China and EU Sign Landmark Geographical Indications AgreementAfter eight years of negotiations, the European Union and China have finally signed a bilateral geographical indications agreement to protect regional products from both markets. September 18, 2020
Benjamin Henry
[Press Release] Governments Urged To Support ePhyto To Aid Global AgribusinessThe IPPC ePhyto Industry Advisory Group has called on governments to support the adoption of ePhyto to facilitate the international trade of agricultural products. September 10, 2020
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Guangxi Customs Destroys More Smuggled Durians, 5 Suspects ArrestedCustoms officials in Guangxi province recently confiscated and destroyed over 49 tons of smuggled durians, the largest batch this year. September 07, 2020
Benjamin Henry
Thailand Tightens Pesticide Residue Rules for Fresh Produce ImportsOn July 16, 2020, the Thai Food and Drug Administration issued revised pesticide residue monitoring measures for fresh produce items, which came into force on Aug. 1, 2020. September 01, 2020
Jing Zang
China Customs Destroys 19 Tons of Smuggled DuriansCustoms authorities in China’s Guangxi province recently destroyed 18.88 tons of smuggled durians of unknown origin with an estimated value of $43,500. August 30, 2020
Jing Zang
Xinfadi Market Reopens After 63 Days of ShutdownFollowing 63 days of closure due to a COVID-19 outbreak, Beijing’s Xinfadi market is now reopening with some changes. August 19, 2020
Benjamin Henry
Hema Workers in Shenzhen Test Positive for COVID-19, 21 Stores CloseTwenty-one Hema stores in Shenzhen have been temporarily shut down following a potential COVID-19 outbreak, while other stores in the province remain under investigation. August 18, 2020
Benjamin Henry
Suspects Detained in 1.2 Billion Yuan Nut Smuggling CaseNanjing customs authorities recently cracked a major smuggling case involving illegally imported U.S. nuts worth over 1.2 billion Chinese yuan. August 11, 2020
Benjamin Henry

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