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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by The Guardian, CHINA DAILY, WASHINGTON POST

    ... statutes Congress has passed. … If there is a scandal, it is that a government contractor of Snowden's stature had access to highly classified material. Washington   3. China Daily While US ... both the American people and the US government find a better balance between public safety and an individual's right to privacy … The Obama administration needs to convince the American ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gutter oil scandal reveals stunning lapses in regional food safety checks

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:46pm by Albert Cheng

    ... lapses in regional food safety checks The "gutter oil" scandal is spinning out of control. At the last count, the tainted oil has been found to have been used in nearly 250 types ... sample testing results. The crisis has exposed the incompetence of food safety regulators not only in Taiwan, but also in Hong Kong and probably on the mainland, in their failure to stop ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Food safety must be a priority for government and companies

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial No compromise on food safety Food safety remains an abiding concern on the mainland. With lax regulation and quality control stretched by growth in consumption, ... Centre for Food Safety is investigating the import of products from a plant in Hebei province run by Husi. Given that so many food lines have been tainted by scandal on the mainland, ...

  4. Comment - Blogs - FOOD SCANDAL

    It’s a shame to let a China food scandal go to waste

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:21pm by Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson

    ... in China have gone on the offensive on food safety in recent years. They are actively building safety into their brands. And it’s not just about having marketing with nice pictures. It’s about ... brand overall. In restaurants and food companies in China, food scandals can shift market share quickly. So food safety represents both a big opportunity and a big threat. Your best offense ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More robust checks will rebuild Hongkongers' trust in food safety

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:03pm by KENT FUNG

    ... their work Safe to eat In Hong Kong, the legal framework of food safety control is laid down in the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance and its subsidiary legislation. The basic requirement is that no food intended for sale should be unfit for human consumption. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is responsible for implementing our policies of food safety control ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Food safety is paramount

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Food safety is paramount Law enforcement is struggling to keep up with the ingenuity of unscrupulous food traders. Even the threat of death sentences on the mainland ... if they came into contact with poisoned food. There is no scientific evidence to support the practice, which is perhaps why rulers also often had the backup surety of food tasters. Baidu's device ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must ensure food produced in city is safe

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Food safety starts at home The cooking oil scandal in Taiwan has taken a disturbing twist. Chang Guann, the company accused of selling tainted oil to food outlets ... a trader in the city for passing off as edible oil that officially was not. Suddenly, Hong Kong became the accused rather than accuser. Investigations by the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety show ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's polluted farmlands carry the seeds of change

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by GAO YU

    ... Gao Yu Gao Yu says the severity of China's agricultural pollution and food safety problems offer an opportunity for change. For more sustainable and healthier harvests, farmers need ... about agricultural pollution and food safety in China. How China's farmers became the world's largest consumers of pesticides and chemical fertilisers is a story that has its roots ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Review of food safety needed

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Review of food safety needed Food safety in Hong Kong may not be among the world's best. The frightening list of food scares across the border makes us even more ... and reputation, but also highlights inadequacies in our checks and monitoring. A review of our food safety regime is necessary. There can be no disputing that the fast-food giant has done a terrible job ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    'Gutter oil' scandal shows why we must keep track of the food chain

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and outlets affected- also available on the government's website- better serves the interests of a community that depends on a proactive food safety regime for public health. The belated release ... disposal and to see that use of contaminated oil is discontinued. The government cannot physically ensure compliance with our food safety regime when goods come in. But evidence of how easily holes ...




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