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  1. WHO urges Beijing to establish code of ethics on food safety

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reports exposing problems in products ranging from milk powder to rice dumplings, soy sauce and moon cakes. WHO food safety expert Gerald Moy said the central government should play the role ... food-borne diseases. Still, experts praised China's efforts to date. In the wake of the Anhui baby milk scandal, authorities have punished the local officials responsible and moved to crack down ...

  2. Toxic chemical in baby bottles escapes ban

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Not every parent will use the bottles properly and the effect on the babies could be huge.' Customs officials say they have been taking samples of milk bottles and other plastic ... including the mainland, that ban its use in baby bottles. The Centre for Food Safety said the plastic hardener, formally known as bisphenol A, poses no known health risk to infants if bottles were ...

  3. Infamous tiger photographer to get out of prison

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this deception was different from others- different from fake drugs or milk powder. 'We don't blame him for what he has done,' she said. ...

  4. 'GM-free' soy drink claims deceptive, watchdog says

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'GM-free' soy drinks actually contained a significant amount of the material. The Consumer Council tested 50 soy drinks- including ready-to-drink and powder- from supermarkets, convenience stores ... quantifiable amounts of GM elements. Chiba Soybean Milk contained 1.1 per cent of GM elements, the largest amount in all samples. Yon Ho Soybean Drink and Tai Wo Soybean Milk claimed ...

  5. Lessons not learned from past scandals

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... by a PetroChina plant in Jilin. Another case in point was the melamine-tainted milk scandal which killed at least six children and left nearly 300,000 ill. It was covered up for weeks by the government and baby milk formula manufacturers to ensure good press ahead of the 2008 Olympics. China was widely criticised later because of the scandal and its credibility has yet to be fully restored. ...

  6. Watch fish swim by as you snack on seafood

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the fish while dining. You don't have to go deep sea diving.' The Grand Aquarium, one of the highlights of the new Aqua City zone that was officially launched yesterday, features milk ... the deaths of the bluefin tuna were natural. 'It's quite normal... people die and babies are born every day,' he said. 'Fish die and are born. 'The aquarium in Japan told us ...

  7. How China's NGOs can make a difference

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a difference. China provides two cases in point- last year's Sichuan earthquake disaster and the scandal of the tainted milk powder that killed six children and made hundreds of thousands ill, ... restraints, they were pivotal to mobilising a national humanitarian response to the rescue effort. In the case of the tainted milk, it is arguable that they could have prompted a product recall much ...

  8. Toxins in locally caught fish may harm fetuses, scientists say

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... processes, but also from consumer products that use them for different purposes. Two examples are bisphenol A, which is a raw material in plastic bottles for baby milk and water, and DDT, used ...

  9. Breeding centre's pandas moved amid fears for their safety, health

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but they collapsed again in the strong aftershocks. She said tonnes of bamboo shoots, apples, soybeans, eggs, milk powder and medicine had been shuttled to the centre since the quake, but they only had ...

  10. Councils want to follow Ireland's lead and ban plastic bags

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a packet of Jelly Babies, a tin of beans or a pint of milk. Tired of saying 'no thanks' and attempting to explain my actions, I simply say: 'I'm trying to give them up.' Often this elicits a strange look as if I'm trying to give up milk, beans or Jelly Babies. You cannot blame them, especially when the customer in front asks for a bag for his pre-packaged ...




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