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  1. News - World - FOOD SAFETY

    British consumer watchdog to test for lamb takeaway meals for meat substitution

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:56am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Consumer watchdog to test samples from takeaway food vendors after 2013 data shows 43 out of 145 lamb meals tested contained alternatives like chicken or turkey Britain’s Foods Standards Agency (FSA) said it will begin a new round of tests on lamb takeaway meals from restaurants across the UK after the consumer watchdog found evidence of cheaper substitutes ...

  2. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    120 tonnes of spoiled food seized from smugglers in Nanning, Guangxi

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by MANDY ZUO

    ... during a recent crackdown on smuggling. Food safety has become a serious concern among consumers following scandals involving melamine-tainted milk powder and rat meat sold as lamb. In one recent ...

  3. Business - China Business - FOOD SAFETY

    Wal-Mart recalls tainted donkey meat in China, eyes legal action

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 01:43pm by Reuters

    ... with British retailer Tesco. Consumers on popular microblogging site Sina Weibo were at a loss whether to criticise Wal-Mart or support it. Online sentiment can spread quickly in China, where ...

  4. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Food safety scares prompt Chinese to press their own cooking oil

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:55am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... some consumers on the mainland to turn to imported goods or to plant vegetables on the balconies of their flats to ensure the quality of their diet. Now some are even going as far as making their own cooking oil. Three years ago after a series of scandals revealed that millions of tonnes of cooking oil was being recycled and sold back to consumers, Cui Ronghua, a peanut exporter from ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Reusable shopping bags may be bringing home bacteria

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:39am by Lana Lam

    ... El-Nezami said. "In particular, bags made from any natural material can harbour bacteria if they get damp or are not cleaned regularly." Most consumers had a "careless attitude" ... members of a soccer team fell ill because they had eaten food carried in a reusable bag that was dirty. "The government should be bringing this to the attention of consumers," El-Nezami ...

  6. News - World - FOOD SAFETY

    Romanian abattoir Doly-Com denies mislabelling horsemeat as beef

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... said, so the answer to how the fraud could have happened lay with meat processing firms further down the industry's complex food supply chain. We sold horsemeat… Someone along the way ... work," he said. Home to some 630,000 horses, Romania is a country where the animals are traditionally viewed as reliable working companions whose meat is rarely consumed by the population. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    PolyU joins battle against package tampering

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Bryan Harris

    ... was a growing problem, particularly on the mainland, and posed a threat to public health, consumer confidence and brand values. "There are lots of food safety problems in China. Even now, you ... marks that allow consumers to identify tampered goods and improves the traceability of products, said researcher Ho Yam. The process was commissioned by Hallyuen Holdings, a manufacturing group, ...

  8. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Why Chinese parents pay more for infant formula

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... overseas. Price comparisons with Europe, the United States and Southeast Asia indicate that local consumers are paying up to double for the same brand. An 820-gram tin of Abbott Comfort Similac Level 1 costs HK$358 in Hong Kong according to Consumer Council data. The same brand name retails for the equivalent of HK$236 in Malaysia. Meanwhile a 900-gram tin of Wyeth S-26 Gold costs ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Power of turtle jelly lies in its recipe: Hoi Tin Tong founder

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 02:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... jelly. Ng said the lack of collagen in the end-product could be the result of prolonged boiling. He said he had not studied consumer protection laws, which forbid misleading product descriptions, ...

  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Fonterra takes back 42 tonnes of milk powder

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters, Emily Tsang

    ... nitrate levels higher than allowed in China, although it had been approved for export after testing in New Zealand. Fonterra has some work ahead of it in rebuilding Chinese consumer confidence ... ... of it in rebuilding Chinese consumer confidence," he said in Beijing after meeting State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi . "We expect from our exporters that there should ...




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