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  1. The toxic harvest

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... affected children, because, they said, big, strong adults could drink lots of toxins and not have to worry. So what was the problem? Indeed, unspoken rules within mainland China's food product ... Laurence Brahm laurence@shambhala-ngo.org The year 2008 will go down in China's history as the Olympic year, when the nation won the most gold medals and even US President George W. ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of kidney failure in dogs and cats occurred in several countries where pets consumed food contaminated with melamine that had been added by Chinese suppliers. At that time I noticed an unexpected ... that these crystals were consistent with the melamine-toxicity cases they were seeing in the US. They advised me to get frozen kidney and pet food samples analysed toxicologically for melamine, but my ...

  3. Greedy men shameless, says mum who fed baby bad milk

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'I feel so bad for having fed my baby toxic milk since the day he was born. Living on the mainland, we sort of know that our food is always contaminated, but doing this to a vulnerable baby? ... products? And what about other food? I don't think the government learned any lessons from the Fuyang scandal,' Mr Xiao said, referring to a 2004 tragedy that caused 13 baby deaths ...

  4. Watchdog moves to prevent profiteering

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Johnson China spokeswoman declined to say how long the price freeze would last, but prices would not be raised before the end of the year. ...

  5. Food safety chief vows more liaison

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Improving communication with mainland is a high priority The newly designated head of the Centre for Food Safety yesterday promised to increase communication with the mainland to help improve food standards in Hong Kong. Mak Sin-ping, a deputy director of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, was setting out the new food safety centre's priorities ...

  6. Edicts overruled by realities on the ground

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Call it a reality check: the central government has lowered the mandated minimum protein level for unprocessed milk and stopped funding the content-control software Green Dam Youth Escort. They had little choice: their edicts were being ignored. That sort ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Getting to grips with food safety

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by melamine-tainted baby milk and other food-safety scandals that have tarnished China's brand image, the party and government should take the lawmakers' suggestion seriously. Confidence in food ... processing. In November, ironically, China will host an international food safety and quality conference and expo for regulators and industry. In a mission statement, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, head ...

  9. Milk scandal reminder of challenges ahead

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China next month will celebrate the nation's astonishing progress. It should also be a time for reflection ... executives, middlemen and farmers faced criminal charges, and central and municipal government officials lost their jobs. Regulation of food additives and dairy products from farm to shelf has been ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    China to set up food and drug agency after safety scandals

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... to end food safety scandals Beijing will create a single agency to deal with food and drug regulation after recent scandals involving everything from tainted milk to recycled "gutter" ... Administration. It will integrate regulation and law enforcement in one agency. An official source said the plan was subject to last-minute changes and might focus on food safety only. Despite numerous ...




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