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  1. Our city must remain vigilant on food safety

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Of all the places to issue an alert over food safety, Germany is surely the least expected. Yet the country's reputation for having the best standards has not prevented high levels ... being uncovered. A recent national survey found that almost 70 per cent of people were not confident about the safety of the country's food supply. In Hong Kong, where faith in government ...

  2. Closure of Ningxia milk stations fuels fears of Sanlu-type scandal

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... 'If not handled properly, the alleged illegal milk collection in Ningxia could turn into another Sanlu milk-contamination incident, which looks set to damage the credibility of China ... for failing to meet safety standards. ...

  3. A world of risk

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ..., with the discovery of widespread contaminated milk products, harming tens of thousands of babies, food safety has emerged as public enemy number one. This is not the first major food safety scandal; ... there (particularly over food safety and disease outbreaks). We should not unilaterally expect the big financial players and banks to be entirely prudent in their investment management; we must be vigilant ...

  4. Reopened club falls foul of law

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... club had a valid licence and met safety requirements. A nightclub employee told a South China Morning Post reporter posing as a customer that patrons provided karaoke services on Thursday night. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said the Mei Ko Mui Night Club, on the second floor of Cornwall Court, was providing karaoke services without having the required operating ...

  5. Kingdom recovers from chaos

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... right, and then everything falls into place. Chinese consumers are more and more aware of food safety issues, and this is where food brands come into play.' ... of the total, according to official figures. Asean members and China form the biggest trade partners, with Hong Kong taking 6.22 per cent of Thai exports. When it comes to market share for commodities, ...

  6. Forget price controls, Mr Wen. They won't help fight inflation

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of key goods and services, probably including staple foods, household utilities and public transport fares. What a simple solution. It makes you wonder why we don't all do the same. If we ... will simply shift the problem somewhere else. To see why price controls don't work, consider China's coal mining sector. For years Beijing operated strict controls on the price of coal. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consultant (community medicine), (risk assessment and communication), Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department Beijing must improve safety I am writing about the blast ... Label law does not just cover sugar-free claim I refer to the editorial on the nutrition labelling law in Hong Kong ('Food labelling law not strict enough on sugar', November ...

  8. Workers blamed for ignoring safety rules

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin The Chongqing gas blast was caused by workers ignoring instructions from safety experts on how to release the leaking chlorine gas from tanks, official reports said yesterday. The safety experts were almost killed in the explosions, Xinhua said. The gas leak was first detected about 7pm on Thursday when workers noticed a condenser pipe was leaking. Emergency procedures ...

  9. letters

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of its necessities from China. The cost of food is rising steadily on the mainland, and this is made worse as the yuan rises in value. We should start looking for other sources of food ... Such a tragedy could have been avoided if better safety regulations were in place. The fire was believed to have been started accidentally by welders who ignited bamboo scaffolding and netting ...

  10. Mainland must learn from its painful lesson

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For Shanghai residents of the Jingan district the first concern upon seeing a 28-storey apartment block go up in flames would have been for those trapped inside and the safety others ... A State Council investigation by the State Administration of Work Safety found that the illegal use of flammable nylon webbing and polystyrene had contributed to the spread of the fire, while ...




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