19 August 1999
China lifts ban on French wine
CHINA has lifted a two-week ban on imports of French wine, which Beijing feared might have been contaminated with “mad cow” disease as a result of using blood during processing.
France welcomed the move, saying that wines produced using this process had not been exported.
Chinas wine ban is the latest in a long line of restrictions on imported food made this year. Critics say the bans have been imposed to protect Chinese agriculture.
- Fears over bulls-blood wine purifier, FWi, 25 June, 1999
- Beef blood prompts BSE-in-wine scare, FWi, 24 June, 1999
- Financial Times 19/08/99 page 4 (News Digest)