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  1. Trade tensions flare over paper levy, food

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... for tat US, China The trade row between the United States and China escalated last summer with accusations of tainted pet food and toys containng lead paint being exported by the mainland. Now ... paper while the mainland revealed a list of tainted American food. The US Department of Commerce ruled preliminarily on Wednesday that it would impose a duty of as much as 133 per cent ...

  2. Elevator control concerns spark Boeing safety checks

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Mandy Zuo and Charlotte So Aviation authorities have ordered safety checks on 160 Boeing 737 airliners flying on the mainland because of potential problems with their elevator controls. ... maintenance technician with China Southern Airlines, said that if the bearing under the elevator control mechanism loosened, unexpected vibration could make it hard to control the aircraft and affect ...

  3. Drug scare sparks revamp of safety system

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Ella Lee The Food and Health Bureau has decided to revamp the pharmaceutical safety system in Hong Kong after a drug contamination scare. The Department of Health announced ... not test drugs in laboratories. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday that he had instructed the department to 'comprehensively review and improve the monitoring ...

  4. Revamp for drug safety system

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Kang-chung The Food and Health Bureau has decided to revamp the city's pharmaceutical safety system in the wake of the drug-contamination scare. The Department ... microsporus, and also supplies 41 kinds of medicine to hospitals. The Department of Health does not do laboratory tests on drugs. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-Ngok said yesterday he had ...

  5. Inquiry launched after runway safety scare

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The mainland's airline industry watchdog, the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC), has launched an inquiry into a safety scare after a China Southern ... officials from a CAAC office in charge of air travel safety, mainland media reported yesterday that an Airbus plane belonging to China Southern was taking off for Shenyang along a runway at Dalian ...

  6. Supplies running dry

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... media. The Food Safety Commission Office of the State Council said authorities investigated 40 cases involving tainted milk. It said 2,132 tonnes of contaminated milk powder had been seized. This exposure of tainted milk products in poor and remote parts of the northwest shows that food-safety problems persist. Authorities announced last month that since the melamine tragedy in 2008, 55 ...

  7. Bulk orders from mainland put Dutch supplies at risk

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... detained almost 100 people for recycling melamine-tainted milk powder that was supposed to have been destroyed two years ago, according to state media. The Food Safety Commission Office ... of the contaminated powder and other milk powder. This exposure of tainted milk products in poor and remote parts of the northwest shows that food-safety problems persist. Authorities announced this month ...

  8. Henan Chuying to grow organic pork business

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Wu Yide, a director of the Shenzhen-listed group, said the mainland meat industry was starting to integrate and modernise rapidly amid the central government's concerns about food safety and food security. 'Food safety is one of the major issues highlighted in NPC and CPPCC meetings. And the recent incident concerning the Shanghui Group has rung alarm bells,' Wu said, ...

  9. More big brands find melamine in stock

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Raymond Li

    ... melamine-free. The Centre for Food Safety found excessive melamine in three other products in its latest tests, which covered 119 samples of milk, chocolate, biscuits, cookies, cakes, egg rolls and other ... Paggie Leung and Raymond Li Lipton, Glico and Ritz the latest businesses to be affected by milk powder scandal After confectionery maker Lotte and chocolate producer Cadbury, food ...

  10. 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, ...




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