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China has [reversed / severed] an import ban on several types of cheese that get their [favor / flavor] and distinctive smell from bacteria. Chinese health officials placed a ban [in / on] the cheeses in September after [authorities / authority] discovered that the bacteria used to make the cheeses were not [officially / official] approved by the health department. The cheeses now approved for sale in China [inclusive / include] Brie, Camembert, Roquefort and Stilton. The ban was lifted [followed / following] meetings between representatives from the European Commission and Chinese [quarrelsome / quarantine] and health officials. China's National Health and Family Planning Commission [started / stated] that the bacteria used for the production of these cheeses were not [harmful / harmed] to consumers' health.

Cheese [lovelies / lovers] in China were very happy that they can [once / twice] again enjoy eating their favourite [daily / dairy] product. Cheese is becoming increasingly [popular / populate] in China. Dairy products are not a [typically / typical] part of the Chinese diet but tastes are changing as more western food is influencing Chinese tastes. More Chinese people have [acquiesced / acquired] a taste for cheese because of the [influx / reflux] of pizza restaurants that have opened in [recently / recent] years. Vincent Marion, a leading cheese importer based in Shanghai, said: "It's a [real / really] relief. It is now written in black and white that this category of cheese is legally importable." Cheese sales in the China will be [worthwhile / worth] $820 million this year. This is an increase of nearly 25 per cent from last year.

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