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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Drug chief reclassified herb to benefit his province, anti-graft official claims

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by Zhuang Pinghui, CECE ZHANG

    ... Mingli, head of the then State Food and Drug Administration from 2005 to 2012, on Weibo. The administration oversees the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission, the body at the centre of the plant ... Lu posted copies of documents from the Hunan government asking the China Food and Drug Administration to reinstate one subcategory of the plant as jinyinhua in the 2005 edition ...

  2. News - China

    Heinz pulls baby food from shelves in China after discovery of lead

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 09:46am

    ... and Drug Administration said the problem affected 1,472 boxes in Zhejiang and that Heinz had told the agency it would destroy the other 153 boxes that are sealed in a warehouse in the southern city ... Reuters Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit. The move by Heinz comes after food ...

  3. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald's food supplier OSI recalls all products from Shanghai plant

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:00am

    ... into the meat supplier, according to the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration. “Today’s announcement from OSI Group does not affect McDonald’s as we had already stopped sourcing and serving ... the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration said. Almost 70 per cent of the repackaged pies had been sold, with the rest confiscated by the agency, it said in a statement on its website. OSI, ...

  4. News - China

    Shanghai food watchdog targets foreign firms in meat clean-up

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by REN WEI

    ... a fresh sign that a food safety scandal involving a US company could worsen problems for overseas businesses on the mainland. The Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said last weekend that five ... an officer from the administration said. "The policy was aimed at only foreign companies- domestic food suppliers have yet to be required to do so," the officer said. The orders are part ...

  5. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Shanghai orders foreign fast-food chains to name suppliers on websites

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Reuters

    ... Food and Drug Administration said on Saturday that it had asked the two chains, along with Burger King, Dicos and Carl's Jr, to publish the usually confidential information as part ... Reuters in Shanghai McDonald's and Yum among companies meeting a request by Shanghai authorities Fast-food chains put supplier data online Five fast-food chains including ...

  6. News - China

    Food vendors using Weibo and WeChat warned 'you will be held responsible for food safety'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:19pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... of the legal department of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), told the Beijing Times. "Trading platforms" instead refers to commercial websites such as Taobao and Jingdong, ... the food safety authorities are facing a growing threat from rogue vendors using the internet. “There’s a rising trend of crimes [from] trading food and drugs on the internet due ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... if the bureau will come under the control of the national food and drug administration, the police or a new body. Teams specialised in food and drug safety crimes were set up in provinces like Hebei and Liaoning as experiments. Hu Yinglian, associate at the National School of Administration, said many people breaking food- and drug-safety rules were only given administrative fines because ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Prepacked lies: 90 per cent of food sold short

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:09pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Food and Drug Administration linking triclosan to cancer in its recent release of Colgate documents summarising toxicology studies. Colgate has repeatedly defended its product as safe, saying ... 90pc of food sold short Grocery shoppers have been told to be on the alert after 90 per cent of prepacked food was found to fall short of its labelled weight in a Consumer Council study. ...

  9. News - China Insider - FOOD

    'Vampire drinks' banned by China’s food safety authority

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:53pm by Chris Luo

    ... on human blood as if it were a soft drink. However, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has thrown cold water on this fantasy. On Monday, it issued a ban on the sales of all “vampire ... [US Food and Drug Administration].” “Imported beverages without prior examinations and permissions from food safety authorities are illegal... regardless whether they are legitimate to sell ...

  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Half of mainland consumers no longer trust Western fast-food companies after scandal

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:02pm by Cece Zhang cece.zhang@scmp.com

    ... station. Other food companies that have sourced their meat from Husi include the Swedish furniture retailer, Ikea, and the Chinese fast-food chain, Dicos. The China Food and Drug Administration ... because of the current investigation into food quality. Commentators have also criticised the China Food and Drug Administration for failing to discover the food safety violations by itself during ...




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