China lifts ban on stinky cheese


China has rear an import ban on several types of soft and mould-ripened cheese, including Roquefort, Danish XXX, Gorgonzola and Stilton.

The authorities imposed the ban in September because the strains of bacteria cast-off to make the cheeses weren’t approved in China.

Quarantine officials annulled the ban over the weekend after a meeting with European Union officials.

Betokens of the temporarily-banned cheeses can resume immediately.

The EU Delegation and the French Embassy force organise a technical seminar between European and Chinese experts to support update standards, in an effort to avoid future bans.

No longer cheesed off

China’s cheesemongers be tickled pought at the news.

“We are very happy about the decision. I think it’s a way for China to demonstrate they’re really open-minded to selling foreign products and especially cheese,” remarked Vincent Marion, the co-founder of Cheese Republic.

The online delivery secondment, based in Shanghai, specialises in artisan cheeses, and the ban affected more than half of the artifacts the company sold.

It will be several weeks before more previously-banned cheese makes its way into done with the supply chain to Chinese retailers.

Cheeses please

The research steady Euromonitor expects cheese sales in China to reach 5.3bn yuan (£620m; $800m) this year, up 26% from survive year.

More than 90% of it is imported, with most go from New Zealand and Australia.

Cheese has also grown in popularity washing ones hands of fast food and pizza restaurants.

Mr Marion said his company humours mostly to foreigners, but there is also a growing local market for authority cheeses.

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