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  1. Warning over mooncake-coupon fraud

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A bakery chain that received more than 700 fake mooncake redemption coupons urged consumers yesterday to buy its vouchers from authorised sellers only. The call from Kee Wah Bakery came after a man was detained on Monday for trying to redeem the coupons and for possessing about 900 more of them. They had a market value of HK$350,000. ...

  2. Sci-fi stoves and milk-free yogurt

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... be on hand at the World Expo 2010 to handle consumer complaints. Many people in Guangzhou download the latest digital handbooks from the internet to learn how to survive daily frauds. One widely ... chaff into natural gas. But the city's Industry and Commerce Bureau received nearly 100 complaints from consumers who had paid for the 'new technology', which salesmen claimed ...

  3. Popular snacks laden with disease-causing trans-fats

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Zoe Mak and Kelly Chan Legislator calls for consumer education on healthy eating Popular local snacks like cream-filled buns with shredded coconut have been found to contain high levels ... food. The Consumer Council and the Centre for Food Safety conducted tests on 80 food products including baked goods and fried foods, along with butters and margarines. The tests revealed ...

  4. Arsenic warning after testing of dried seafood

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford The consumer watchdog may test fresh fish for arsenic after uncovering startling amounts of the potentially deadly substance in dried squid, cuttlefish and other products. 'There are many heavy metals in the sea,' Consumer Council spokesman Larry Kwok Lam-kwong said. 'There would probably be the same results for live fish, and in the future we may test ...

  5. A good week for...

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... into charges of welfare fraud. He was told by police last week that a criminal investigation was over and no charges would be filed. Ng drew media attention and sparked a public outcry when he was repeatedly arrested by hawker control officers. In May he was arrested for suspected welfare fraud for not declaring his income from selling egg waffles. Sharks Fin soup is officially off the menu ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE EXPERTS NANCY CLARK

    Ask the Experts: Do some athletes need more protein than others?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by DR

    ... recommendations assume the athlete is consuming adequate energy from carbohydrates and fat. Athletes who restrict their food intake end up using some protein for fuel, thus they need a higher protein intake. Most athletes consume about 1.6 grams of protein per kg per day, so they easily meet the recommendations- without the addition of supplements. The biggest way to stimulate muscular growth ...

  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Founder of Snapple drinks empire, Arnold Greenberg, dies

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times Arnold Greenberg pioneered beverages for health-conscious consumers Founder of Snapple drinks giant dies Arnold Greenberg, who began his career selling pickles ... a wide line of juices and carbonated drinks made with natural ingredients. Sales were buoyed by the rising tide of health-conscious consumers in the 1980s; in 1987, after Snapple introduced ...

  8. How a daring fine wine endeavour matured

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of dubious bottles, especially questionable first-growth Bordeaux. Is more wine fraud likely in Hong Kong? It's a big problem. I wonder why it's not covered more in the press. In February, ... anyway. Bottles from Rudy Kurniawan [a wine dealer recently indicted for wine fraud in the US] were at these auctions. So, I'm mad that Hong Kong isn't doing enough about wine fraud ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Seasons: pommes treats

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... cellars and consumed during the winter. But freshly harvested potatoes, a lot moister than the ones that have been stored, are a rare delicacy. Potatoes are now stored in conditions that keep them ... not be any tint of green under the skin: the green is an indication that the tuber was exposed to light, and, if consumed in quantity, can be poisonous.     ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE EXPERTS NANCY CLARK

    Ask the Experts: Protein supplements

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by NANCY CLARK

    ... consuming casein-rich foods before bedtime (such as cottage cheese) can help support muscle-building processes throughout the night. This may be particularly important for athletes seeking ...




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