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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Food safety law amendment promises to get tough on offenders and more generous to victims

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:41am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Amendment to national food safety law promises to get much tougher on offenders and increase compensation for victims of scandals Law revision may increase fines Lawmakers in Beijing are considering amending the law on food safety that promises tougher rules on food production, sales and supervision. This will be the first time the Food ...

  3. McDonald’s sales forecast ‘at risk’ after China food scare

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... at a supplier using expired meat and doctoring food production dates. Food safety authorities in Hong Kong say they were misled by McDonald’s during its investigation last month into whether rotten meat ... to research firm Consensus Metrix. Food safety authorities in Hong Kong say they were misled by McDonald’s during its investigation last month into whether rotten meat from a factory in Shanghai ...

  4. News - China - FOOD SCANDAL

    KFC owner admits China rotten food scandal causing ‘significant’ damage to sales

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:04pm

    ... and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said on Thursday that a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company’s global profit. Yum Brands, in a filing ... this week that the food safety situation "remains severe" and the existing oversight system "is not effective". China's food testing industry is expected to top 8 billion ...

  5. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Food traceability systems little more than gimmicks, say producers and consumers

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:32am by MANDY ZUO

    ... tarnished image from a seemingly endless run of food scandals. Like many countries, China has its own food safety laws, but producers- especially exporters- can apply for international accreditation ... to guarantee the stringent food safety standards they enjoy in their home markets. With food safety joining pollution and land seizures as the greatest sources of public discontent, the central ...

  6. News - China

    Shanghai Husi rotten-meat scandal blows the lid on a huge problem for China's food processing industry

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:27am by Reuters

    ... that the food safety situation "remains severe" and the existing oversight system "is not effective". China's food testing industry is expected to top 8 billion yuan (HK$10 ... Reuters in Shanghai Shanghai Husi rotten-meat scandal blows the lid on a vast issue in China- how to ensure that food processing is carried out properly in the country Tip of a huge ...

  7. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Shanghai orders foreign fast-food chains to name suppliers on websites

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Reuters

    ... McDonald's and Yum Brands have published details about their suppliers on their Chinese websites following a request from Shanghai authorities after a food safety scare. Shanghai's Municipal ... was alleged by a television report to have improperly handled meat and used expired food. Benjamin Cavender, a Shanghai-based analyst at China Market Research Group, said food chains were generally ...

  8. News - China

    Shanghai food watchdog targets foreign firms in meat clean-up

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by REN WEI

    ... a fresh sign that a food safety scandal involving a US company could worsen problems for overseas businesses on the mainland. The Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said last weekend that five ... targeted. "It's an open secret that tainted food is everywhere in China and it's also understood that foreign firms like Husi are relatively better at controlling food quality than ...

  9. News - World - FOOD SAFETY

    China food scandal spreads to Japan as Burger King, Starbucks admit using tainted supplier

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:18pm

    ... Husi and had halted sales of the product on Monday. Alternative supplies of chicken have been found in Thailand and China, he added. China’s food watchdog said it ordered regional offices to carry out spot checks on all firms which had used Shanghai Husi products, and would inspect all of parent OSI’s sites around China to see if enough has been done to ensure food safety. It said ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald’s Hong Kong to face probe over meat imports from rotten food plant

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 11:45pm by Michael de Waal-Montgomery and Danny Lee

    ... food to the Hong Kong public over a four-day period this week. The Centre for Food Safety, which is conducting the probe, said yesterday that samples collected during 48 visits to various ... and repackaged rotten meat. Food safety officials are concerned that the acknowledgment came only after the government forced its hand by suspending all Husi imports originating from the mainland. ...




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