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  1. Let's talk about pork- and all food safety

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Local cases of the pig-borne disease Streptococcus suis and the disruption to Hong Kong's meat markets caused by the scare have again raised questions about the safety of the food we ... . Generally, we have good reason to trust the safety of the food we eat. Our own hygiene standards and regulatory safeguards protect us from disease, contamination, dangerous additives and other ...

  2. Food inspections can only go so far

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mainland food scares have so affected perceptions of safety and quality that there are those among us who opt for alternatives when offered a choice. Given that 90 per cent of what we eat ... already does much to ensure that food is safe. Strict rules and regulations and a monitoring and testing mechanism are in place, although only a tiny percentage can be handled. The system ...

  3. Guangdong food safe enough for HK, says official

    Posted Feb 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Bureau gives assurances that produce has passed 'strict tests' Food exported from Guangdong to Hong Kong is safe, a provincial food safety official said yesterday. ... from registered producers and has passed strict tests.' The mainland has seen a series of food-safety incidents in the past two years. In the most recent, eggs sold in many mainland cities ...

  4. Japanese seek to put trust back on menu at food fair

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a speech at the expo to reassure the public about the safety of his country's food. 'The strengths of Japanese products are safety and their delicious taste. In that sense, I feel Japanese products are the best in the world.' Nobutaka also discussed food safety yesterday with Marion Lai Chan Chi-kuen, the permanent secretary for food and health (food). Apart from ...

  5. Food imports from Japan safe, say officials

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concerns over food safety. A union official warned the jobs of as many as 7,000 employees working in about 600 Japanese restaurants in the city could be threatened. Undersecretary for food ... for security Lai Tung-kwok said tests of water samples had confirmed that Hong Kong's water was safe. Concerns over Japanese food safety rose after reports of abnormal levels of radiation found ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Beijing pledge on cities' food supply

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Beijing has assured Hong Kong and Macau of an ample food supply for the Lunar New Year peak period as goods dwindle at local markets. The assurance was issued through the People's Daily and Xinhua, the official media of the central government. The editorials highlighted that there was a system in place to ensure a stable supply of food and other necessities ...

  8. Japanese restaurants put faith in quality food to lure diners back

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... contamination began deterring customers. Now the restaurants are rolling out a range of measures to reassure their customers about the safety of the food on their menus. For some that has meant ... Hong Kong people like to eat Japanese food and I believe they will come back soon,' he said. 'The key is to restore their confidence in the food safety and this is why it is important ...

  9. Food chief urges city not to fault mainland

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... How many governments will allow others to check their farms and restrict their imports? On food safety, you cannot trust the import sources 100 per cent however, you cannot distrust them ... too much blame on the mainland. 'We should look at our own [food safety] system first. Our existing controls on live fish are rather relaxed,' he said. 'So when some incidents ...

  10. Taiwan cashes in on food scares

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Polly Hui

    ... confidence in its quality and safety,' Mr Lee said. The association represents hundreds of traders who handle daily staples such as rice, canned foods and sugar. Vermicelli, sauces and canned foods were the most popular items being bought from Taiwan. He said consumers were willing to pay 10 to 20 per cent more for such products. The South China Morning Post reported yesterday ...




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