just-food's latest category crunch looks at the infant formula sector in China, an industry often rocked in the last decade by concerns over product safety but one that domestic and international manufacturers believe has the potential for rapid growth. Petah Marian reports.
Food safety in China has been placed centre stage this week as the authorities in Beijing once again look to ensure the security of the country's food supply. The challenge has been highlighted by numerous safety scares and there are safety issues with Chinese produced food from farm to fork. But, in such an extensive and segmented market, can regulators hope to overhaul food production practices at every point down the supply chain? Dominique Patton reports.
A scandal over tainted infant formula has swept across China, where three babies have died and at least 6,244 others have fallen sick after consuming milk formula produced by 22 different companies. The scare has once again cast the spotlight on food safety in a country that had pledged to clean up its food industry. Katy Humphries reports.