China temporarily bans imports of British cheese after China's food inspectors complain about hygiene standards at an unnamed UK dairy

BANGLADESH , May 6, 2014 () – China has temporarily banned imports of British cheese after the country's food inspectors complained about hygiene standards at an unnamed UK dairy. The Chinese officials were reportedly dissatisfied with its maintenance and storage, raw milk transport temperatures and air sanitisation. However, the dairy they visited does not export its produce to China. UK Farming Minister George Eustice has called for restrictions to be lifted "as soon as possible". The ban applies to all cheese made after 1 May, which is also the date a new food safety law came into effect on the Chinese mainland, according to a news agency. Published by HT Syndication with permission from The Financial Express. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at

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