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  1. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Bottoms up! Boss of 'gutter oil' firm drinks cup of cooking oil to prove it is safe

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:46pm by Emily Tsang, Lawrence Chung

    ... Emily Tsang and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Boss of 'gutter oil' firm downs a cup of cooking oil, as Taiwan bans Hong Kong imports 'I'm very sorry, but our oil is safe' Taiwan has banned all imports of Hong Kong lard oil and vowed to carry out "100 per cent inspection" of all cooking oil. A trading company in the city is suspected of having ...

  2. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwan orders food plant checks after cooking oil scandal

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Food plant checks after cooking oil scandal The authorities in Taiwan have ordered checks to be carried out at all food manufacturers on the island after nearly 1,000 businesses were found to have sold old and tainted cooking oil or products made with it. The Food and Drug Administration also said that anybody selling batches ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Recycled cooking oil of supplier caught up in Taiwan food scandal passes government test

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:37pm by Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Lawrence.Chung@scmp.com Officials say one of three samples of Chang Guann's refined 'Chuan Tung' lard made with 'gutter oil' meets hygiene levels, as inquiry continues into its use in the products of nearly 1,000 food makers Taiwan’s cooking oil supplier Chang Guann – caught up in a last week’s scandal after nearly 1,000 food makers, ...

  4. News - China - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Food safety fears lead cooks to press cooking oil

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:37am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Home-made produce proves popular with families after reports that some oil was recycled and sold back to consumers Food safety fears lead cooks to press cooking oil Worries about food safety have led people on the mainland to turn to imported goods or to plant vegetables on their balconies to ensure the quality of their diet. Now some ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong plans tougher laws in response to 'gutter oil' scandal

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:46pm by Ernest Kao

    ... or distribution of tainted “gutter oil”. The proposed law changes include banning manufacturers and restaurants from using “used cooking oil” or “substandard oils” – including lard – not intended ... oil' map v3.0- Is your neighbourhood store on the list? Food and health secretary Dr Ko Wing-man said the new measures would be comprehensive and strict. “The Chang Guan [cooking oil] scandal ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Another 141 firms linked to 'gutter oil' products named by Hong Kong watchdog

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Danny Mok

    ... have used or distributed lard and cooking oil made by Taiwanese edible oil supplier Chang Guann. An initial list on Sunday named 383 local traders which might have used edible oil products ... for questioning. The next day, Hong Kong banned the import and sale of Chang Guann lard and cooking oil made after March 1. Health chief Dr Ko Wing-man said earlier that officials collected the 383 names ...

  7. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwan orders complete pullout of products linked to ‘gutter oil’ firm

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:27pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... as authorities further questioned a company executive over imports. The Food and Drug Administration of Taiwan ordered all food and cooking oil linked to the Kaohsiung-based supplier to be pulled from the shelves, effective as of “zero hour” on Saturday. Outlets found to continue selling affected products – which were produced using any of 24 kinds of Chang Guann cooking oil – would face up to NT$3 ...

  8. News - China

    Shanghai sees biofuel gold in recycled cooking oil

    Posted May 27th 2013, 05:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Shanghai plans to turn recycled cooking oil, some of it seized by authorities, into an environmental asset by converting it into fuel for vehicles, state media said on Monday. The Shanghai government plans to cooperate with a local university and six companies to produce biodiesel from used oil to power the city’s buses, taxis and trucks, ...

  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Chief of 'gutter oil' firm detained in Taiwan on fraud charges

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:01pm by Lawrence Chung, Amy Nip

    ... that contain the tainted products were added to a list of goods banned from sale. Yeh Wen-hsiang, head of Kaohsiung-based cooking oil supplier Chang Guann, was questioned by prosecutors in Pingtung, ... processing- to produce a product it sold as cooking oil to food manufacturers in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Yeh has maintained his innocence, insisting that he thought the oil was safe for human use. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong 'gutter oil' map v3.0: Is your neighbourhood store on the list?

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:35am by Cedric Sam, Patrick Boehler

    ... of the "gutter oil" scandal. The Taiwanese company blended some of its lard with "gutter oil"- made from recycled food waste- and sold it as cooking oil.  About 70 per cent of the lard that bakeries used in Hong Kong came from Taiwan, according to an estimate by Simon Wong Ka-wo, chairman of the Chamber of Food and Beverage Industry. Chang Guann’s oil customers ranged from five-star ...




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