China has reversed an ban on several types of cheese that get their (and distinctive smell) from . Chinese health officials placed a ban on the cheeses in September after discovered that the bacteria used to make the cheeses were not approved by the health department. The cheeses now approved for in China include Brie, Camembert, Roquefort and Stilton. The ban was lifted following between representatives from the European Commission and Chinese and health officials. China's National Health and Family Planning Commission stated that the bacteria used for the of these cheeses were not to consumers' health.
Cheese in China were very happy that they can again enjoy eating their favourite dairy product. Cheese is becoming increasingly in China. Dairy products are not a part of the Chinese diet but tastes are changing as more food is influencing Chinese tastes. More Chinese people have acquired a for cheese because of the influx of pizza restaurants that have opened in years. Vincent Marion, a leading cheese importer based in Shanghai, said: "It's a real . It is now written in black and white that this of cheese is legally importable." Cheese sales in China will be $820 million this year. This is an increase of nearly 25 per cent from last year.