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  1. Amcham to help FDA offices check on goods

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will co-operate with a new committee that will establish standards before drug-testing agencies are licensed to examine ... and effectiveness of regulatory co-operation between the US and the mainland, and protect consumers. Safety issues involving the blood thinner heparin, food and other products imported from the mainland ...

  2. Hotel takes the lead on food hygiene issues

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ed Olivo

    ... Ed Olivo The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers has many firsts to be proud of, but in 2006 it hit a milestone which changed the entire industry. In the wake of several significant food ... and Critical Control Point (HACCP) accreditation in 2005. HACCP, which was developed in the 1960s by Nasa to prevent astronauts from contracting food-borne illness, is a systematic, preventative ...

  3. Food, drugs fall under health ministry's charge

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Regulatory agency integrated under reform The Ministry of Health has taken over the State Food and Drug Administration and become the sole supervisor of the mainland's ... to corruption and negligence. National School of Administration professor Wang Yukai said the new scheme reflected the central government's desire to boost supervision of food and drug safety ...

  4. Food safety, drugs targeted in overhaul

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi, Wang Xiangwei

    ... A department devoted to supervising the country's ever growing civil service will be set up within the ministry. The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), whose former head Zheng Xiaoyu ... health at Peking University. Responsibilities are now scattered among at least six agencies: the State Food and Drug Administration, Health Ministry, Agriculture Ministry, Commerce Ministry, ...

  5. Public gets first look at proposed food safety law

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The proposed contents of the first national food safety legislation were made available for public comment yesterday in another bid to repair the mainland's image, tarnished by a string of scandals. The much-anticipated draft Food Safety Law, based on the existing Food Hygiene Law, would impose tougher penalties on food manufacturers and suppliers ...

  6. Food safety boss commits suicide amid graft probe

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... of the State Food and Drug Administration, was executed last year for taking bribes to approve an antibiotic, blamed for at least 10 deaths, and other substandard medicines. Cao Wenzhuang , 45, the former head of the food and drug administration's pharmaceutical registration department, was given a two-year suspended death sentence last year for accepting bribes, and dereliction ...

  7. Negligence and greed must not go unpunished

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is being called into question. The latest scandal comes in the wake of reform of the country's food and drug regulator, which saw the Ministry of Health absorb the State Food and Drug ... responsible should face criminal charges. Unless regulators start exercising effective supervision, the markets for food and drugs will be seriously damaged at home and abroad. ...

  8. What is it? Sodium polyacrylate

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

    ... Other names it goes by: Acrylic acid homopolymer, sodium salt, polyacrylic acid. What's it used in? Moisturisers, anti-ageing treatments, sunscreens. What does it do? It's used as a polymer to bind ingredients together. Any controversy? The US Food and Drug Administration says it is safe to use in limited quantities in food, but some animal studies show it can affect sensory ...

  9. Dope pushers snared in mainland crackdown

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... said the deputy commissioner of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), Wu Zhen. Most have had their licenses revoked and been forced to close, while a senior staffer at one distributing ... Martin Zhou and Peter Simpson in Beijing The mainland's dragnet to catch and punish drug producers and peddlers has already yielded a bumper haul, but online distributors continue ...

  10. Food halt confirmed

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... issues', the consulate said in a statement. The US Food and Drug Administration warned consumers this week to refrain from eating raw red tomatoes after 57 consumers suffered salmonella poisoning in the past two months. A spokeswoman for the US consulate in Hong Kong said she did not know whether the US would halt exports of tomatoes to the city. The Food and Environmental Hygiene ...




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