Guardian – Delicacies such as brie and gorgonzola contain ‘too much bacteria’, officials say, sending expats scrambling to buy up remaining stocks
Soft cheeses such as brie are to be banned from being imported into China. Photograph: Cate Gillon/Getty Images
Benjamin Haas in Hong Kong @haasbenjamin
Sunday 10 September 2017 01.05 EDT
Soft European cheese has fallen on hard times in China. Customs officials have banned a host of soft, mould-ripened cheese for containing “too much bacteria”, with authorities reportedly alarmed the mould contained colonies of bacteria that had not been officially approved.