Food processing giant General Mills has inaugurated its first innovation, technology and quality centre in China, in Shanghai. The new facility spans 75,000sq ft, and will cost $15mn. The centre will work on the development of products including snacks, convenience meals, yoghurt and ice-cream. It will also work on food safety, nutrition and evaluation techniques. General Mills already operates similar centres in France, India, Brazil and Switzerland. Its brands in China include Wanchai Ferry dim sum, General Mills brands in China include Wanchai Ferry dim sum, Häagen-Dazs ice cream and Bugles and Trix snacks.