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  1. Sweeping food-safety law needed: watchdog

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... organisation among government departments and new laws were needed to tackle China's food safety problem. 'Different departments have many regulations. They have their professional ... products such as distilled water and sesame oil. According to state media, government inspections found that one-fifth of the food sold in China last year did not meet safety standards. ...

  2. Food safety measures are lax, official admits

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing But improved co-ordination will turn situation around, says Zheng Xiaoyu Government departments have been lax in enforcing food safety regulations and carrying out ... Zheng's comments came after the country witnessed a spate of food-safety incidents ranging from substandard milk powder with virtually no protein to vermicelli tainted with cancer-causing ...

  3. Fears grow over food safety after 5,600 firms fail tests

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Chan Siu-sin and Mary Ann Benitez Fears over food safety on the mainland grew last night as the central government ordered the suspension or close monitoring of food exports by more than ... worries over the safety of food produced on the mainland, which has recently witnessed a spate of scares concerning substandard milk powders- some with virtually no protein- to vermicelli tainted ...

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

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

    ... Eva Woo in Shanghai WHO officials have urged China and the rest of Asia to implement more effective measures to improve food safety, after a scandal involving substandard infant formula on the mainland earlier this year left at least 12 babies dead. 'China should build up its national food-control system, with basic elements like laws, inspections and an understanding ...

  5. Food safety campaign has long way to go, says Wu Yi

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The mainland has a long way to go to ensure food safety, Vice-Premier Wu Yi said yesterday. Ms Wu, speaking at a food safety forum in Beijing, admitted that improvements were needed in the areas of production and sales. 'First, we need to borrow international experience to streamline China's food monitoring system,' Xinhua quoted her as saying. ...

  6. Safety pledge on foodstuff imports

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Mainland targets bad producers in drive for quality Mainland authorities will try to ensure that food exported to Hong Kong and Macau meets safety standards but there can ... about 20 per cent of all mainland food production. Food imports from Guangdong have plunged following a recent spate of scandals. The China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Import ...

  7. 20pc of food, water fail quality test

    Posted May 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... products that were found to contain excessive chemicals or failed quality standards. Mainland media reported yesterday that the latest food safety alert was on salted vegetables in Zhuhai. ... the Ministry of Commerce plans to start a food safety data bank to help consumers identify substandard products, Xinhua reported. ...

  8. cab chat

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Dikky Sinn Kwok Kar-wing, 48, says he tries not to worry too much about the food safety scares that seem to dog Hong Kong. But he has little confidence in food produced on the mainland. Ride from Mei Foo to Quarry Bay Fare: $120 There are many reports about imported food not being up to safety standards recently, but I am not worried because I have to eat after all. ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... far enough in any direction. Hong Kong, like many other countries, is still in a rut in terms of food safety: periodic inspection to make sure toilets are clean and the occasional admonishment ... Q Will the hygiene plan reduce food poisoning? Hygiene managers and supervisors are certified after attending government-approved classes. What reader Clare Baillieu fails to understand ...

  10. It's time to refine our system for testing foods

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consumption, in line with Beijing's drive to improve the food-safety record for all of China. ... food safety regime. Sars, for instance, put the spotlight on the consumption of wild animals bought and sold at wet markets just over the border, while bird flu has led to a rethink on live ...




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