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  1. HK on alert as mystery animal bug kills nine

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... illness which has killed nine people and left six fighting for their lives in Sichuan province over the past month. The dead were among several people who have fallen ill since June 24, and the outbreak has prompted the World Health Organisation to intervene. Initial investigations by mainland officials have revealed the patients were farm workers who handled sick or dead pigs and sheep. ...

  2. Officials suspended over pig-feed expose

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The heads of animal husbandry bureaus in Henan counties where pig farmers mixed illegal substances in feed have been suspended from work following a television expose. In a nationally televised show to mark World Consumer Rights Day on Tuesday, pig farmers in counties including Mengzhou, Qinyang and Jiyuan were shown mixing banned clenbuterol hydrochloride in feed to make pigs ...

  3. TV report on clenbuterol in pigs sees 22 people held

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Mainland police have detained at least 22 people after a television expose about illegal additives in pig feed. The detainees included 14 people from Henan- seven pig farm ... a slaughterhouse handled some of the contaminated animals, Xinhua reported. The suspects were detained after national broadcaster China Central Television aired a report on Tuesday about pigs testing ...

  4. Drug in pigs exposes evils in supply chain

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by fake and substandard products, World Consumer Rights Day was marked yesterday with an annual programme on China Central Television that showed the dangerous drug being added to pig feed at several farms in Henan. And because of inspection loopholes, bribes allowed farmers to get approval papers- without any tests for Clenbuterol- and see their pigs go to market in Nanjing. They were ...

  5. Pig blood curd hit by food scare

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao In the latest mainland food scare, tonnes of pig blood curd, a favourite food in Chongqing, have been found soaked in carcinogenic formalin to preserve freshness. Inspectors ... as 1 milligram of formaldehyde per litre is thought to put people at risk. This follows reports this week that Clenbuterol, known on the mainland as 'lean meat powder', was being fed to pigs ...

  6. Undercooked pig liver brings risk of hepatitis E

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang As winter weather closes in, Hongkongers who enjoy hotpot have been reminded to be extra careful about eating pig livers, as they could transmit hepatitis E if not fully ... for caution when eating pig livers, as this was a common source of the hepatitis E virus. 'Viruses are more heat-resistant than bacteria, so one has to cook pig organs more thoroughly, especially ...

  7. Villagers fear poisoned pigs headed for sale

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been destroyed may be distributed illicitly for human consumption. Contaminated pigs from a village near the chemical plant that has been blamed for killing at least five people in Zhentou township were taken away alive and kept at a nearby commercial pig farm despite an order to cull them. Residents of another village that is next to the plant say their pigs and poultry have also ...

  8. Polluted pig-leather capital is cleaned up

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Authorities in Zhejiang have accepted responsibility and acted to stem pollution in one region after a series of environmental disasters. Officials in Ping Yang county, known as the mainland's pig-leather capital, have ordered a massive restructuring of the area's 1,200 leather-making factories. The action has been taken in an effort to clean up the region's heavily ...

  9. Deadly discharge

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui The Pearl River Delta provides water for 47 million people, including Hong Kong. But Greenpeace research has found that industrial discharge is poisoning the delta and threatening our water safety. The group collected and analysed 25 water sa ...

  10. Living under a deadly cloud of uncertainty

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Changqing, Shaanxi Sunjianantou villager Yang Yagu lives just 10 metres from the smelter that residents blame for the heavy metal poisoning in Fengxiang county. Mr Yang said his life had been miserable for the past five years, with the fac ...




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