Category Archives: Export

ILWU v.s. PMA costing millions of dollars to exporters in the USA

I think not many people are aware of the huge cost the International Longshore and Warehouse Unions (ILWU) versus the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) dispute is inflicting to USA West Coast exportes, it’s MILLIONS of dollars and hundreds of layoffs. And this is just the beginning, end consumers still demand the product so they are…

FDA To Open 3 Offices In China

Just received following information from Alan Davis of Strategic Solutions Partners, LLC   US to open China offices for product safety The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will open three offices in China this week to ensure the safety of exports headed to the US, AP reported. These will be the first FDA offices…

Urgent Messages From China Re Export OF Frozen Foods

Here are a couple of notices being sent out in China. 1. Tianyuan Foods of Gyoza fame to its customers. 2. Announcement to strengthen food exports from JinHua. China is running scared after the recent Gyoza food poisoning and other food safety issues. This is even of greater importance now as we approach the 2008…

China Food Safety Fall Out After Japan Gyoza Incident

China CIQ restricts exports The China CIQ from the Rizhao district in Shandong province has taken independent action to prohibit all exports until they conduct an audit of all facilities in their geographic region. This is part of a fall out from the Japan methamidophos contaminated Gyoza problem that erupted a couple of weeks ago….

China Broccoli And Cauliflower Update

Here is an update on the broccoli and cauliflower situation in China from my China friend.  Broccoli North areas – Shandong Province Harvest so poor we can consider this as no harvest, nothing to offer. Middle Eastern China – Zhejiang and Jiangsu Province Peak season for frozen will start in about 15 days.  Growers planted…

China CIQ Creates New Regulations Causing More Delays

It appears that Beijing CIQ (China Inspection and Quarantine Bureau) are enforcing new rules on the Fujian CIQ.  This new procedure is expected to last about 2 months. The latest new regulation from the CIQ in Zhangzhou, Fujian applies to the inspection procedures as follows: 1. Inspection by the CIQ can be done only after all…

Frozen Vegetables Are Food Safe

How safe is our imported frozen vegetables from China, Thailand, Viet Nam, India etc.? Frozen vegetables are probably the safest food we can eat from a Food Safety point of view.  When we deal with a China supplier we ensure that they have HACCP in place and have been certified by their government authority.  In…

Frozen Food, Dip, Cul-de-Sac or Cliff?

Where is the Frozen Food Industry headed?  I have just read a great book “The Dip” by Seth Godin which is about being remarkable and teaching you when to quit.  In the book he talks about three potential outcomes, The Dip were real success comes from, Cul-De-Sac – working towards a dead end (nothing changes),…

Mr. Cao’s Speech at China Food Quality And Safety Improvement

I want to thank PaiPai in our Noon International office for translating this speech concerning the new laws, violations and punishments concerning China Food Safety. Mr. Cao’s Speech at China’s Food Quality and Safety Improvement Action TV/Tele Communication Conference. August 23, 2007 (A Brief Translation of his Speech) In addition of “ China’s Food Quality…

China CIQ Saga Continues

The China CIQ saga continues and we still have yet to come to the official start date of September 1.  I am hearing that the CIQ is already implementing some restrictions on exports as well as imports and some US companies products being blacklisted or banned.  They currently have punished some factories for exporting product…