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  1. Ask questions about what you buy

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A lot of the food imported from mainland China recently has been contaminated, such as the tainted eggs and poisoned fish. It seems that Hong Kong people will soon have nothing to eat. ... with contaminated food coming out of China have made us think more carefully about what we eat. It's very easy to be complacent about the things we buy- not only food, but all goods from fashion ...

  2. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    GM foods in limbo in China as safety certificates expire

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Rice-tasting events continue as developers await nod for commercial sales GM foods in limbo as papers expire Safety certificates for the only homegrown experimental genetically modified staple food crops to have the credentials expired yesterday, with no sign that the Ministry of Agriculture will renew the documents. But advocates of the technology ...

  3. Melamine blamed for girl's kidney stones

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam A Kwun Tong girl, six, who drank up to a litre of Mengniu Dairy milk a day for the past five years, developed kidney stones, the Centre for Health Protection said. Her condition was suspected to result from drinking melamine-contaminated milk, ...

  4. Boy developed kidney stone

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Yip A kidney stone was found in a Tuen Mun boy, 12, who daily for the past six years drank milk suspected of being tainted with melamine, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The boy drank Yili or Mengniu brand milk. He was admitted to hos ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Yum's KFC still feeling fallout from food safety scares in China

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 11:56am by Reuters

    ... sales in the country would return to growth in the fourth quarter. Yum’s sales at established restaurants in China have taken a beating since last December, when a social-media fuelled food ... Reuters KFC parent Yum Brands warned on Tuesday that it will take longer than expected for its restaurant sales in China to rebound, delaying a recovery in the market that accounts ...

  6. Officials berated over food safety

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... as introduce better technology to monitor quality. Chen Yongquan, a food-safety expert from South China Agriculture University in Guangzhou, said many mainland food products did not meet international ... Minnie Chan Senior Guangzhou officials have taken a tough public stand on food safety, with the mayor vowing to shut down all substandard producers and his deputy berating grass-roots ...

  7. Fears over food safety linger after milk scandal

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui In the aftermath of the mainland's biggest food safety scandal, Premier Wen Jiabao promised to restore public confidence within two years, maybe 'sooner'. ... that at least 10 per cent of rice contains excessive amounts of the heavy metal cadmium show that it is still a problem. Almost 70 per cent of mainland consumers have serious doubts about food safety ...

  8. ADB urges Beijing to draft food safety law and set up watchdog

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing should draft a sound law on food safety and establish an agency tasked with overseeing it to curb rampant food problems on the mainland, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report shows. The new law should govern safety in all stages of the food supply chain, from production to the end user, and include not only safety standards but also articles fulfilling ...

  9. No problems with product quality at toy firms, says official

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, provided results of the month-long programme launched by 19 provincial departments to improve product quality and food safety. To guarantee food safety, the quality-supervision authorities placed more than 22,000 food producers and individual workshops on their checklist, while closing down another 1,483. Industrial and commercial ...

  10. Deadly indifference

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to require Washington to strengthen the country's food safety system. The issue shows just how out of control things are in China, with Beijing often ignorant of what is going ... Frank Ching In the two months since the story broke, several thousand dogs and cats in the United States have died after eating pet food made with wheat gluten from China containing ...




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