Saturday, January 7, 2012
Malaysian bird’s nests to re-enter China in April
MALAYSIAN bird's nests are expected to re-enter the Chinese market in April, months after allegations surfaced that high levels of nitrate were found in the product, Nanyang Siang Pau and China Press reported.
Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Chai Xi was quoted as saying that the import of bird's nest to China was expected to resume following efforts by both Malaysian and Chinese governments to resolve the matter.
He said a quality inspection management team from China arrived on Dec 28 to establish a permissible nitrate level for the product.
Chai said both governments were committed to resolve the matter after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak met China Premier Wen Jiabao in Nanning in October. He stressed that China had not banned the product from Malaysia but only imposed stringent measures to ensure the quality of bird's nests is met.