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