Process Management

News last update:6 Aug 2012

Aussie seafood blocked at Chinese port

China has turned away 30 tonnes of frozen seafood from Australia that was tainted with heavy metals.

The prawns and squid arrived in Zhanjiang port, southern Guangdong province, where customs officials found lead and cadmium exceeded safety levels. The Australian embassy in Beijing had no immediate comment on the case.

Quality of Chinese products
China's quality standards came under the spotlight after tainted pet food caused deaths of cats and dogs in the United States and toxins in toothpaste exported from China led to recalls around the world.

Meanwhile, French food giant Danone said that five container loads of Evian mineral water had failed inspection by Chinese authorities because of an excessive amount of micro-organisms and would be shipped back to France. Danone said in a statement that the five containers of bottled water arrived in China in February and that the quality complied with World Health Organisation standards.

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