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  1. Wide range of contacts still under way

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... grant 'approved destination status' to the US. The European Union already has that status. Separately, the head of the US food and drugs body held talks with the mainland's health chief last week. US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach met Chinese officials to discuss global medical research and public health concerns, the US agency said. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    US health agency finds old ricin, other deadly pathogens in labs

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... for constant vigilance in monitoring laboratory materials in compliance with federal regulations on biosafety," the agency said. Separately, the US Food and Drug Administration reported it had found still another improperly stored pathogen in one of its laboratories- staphylococcus enterotoxin that can cause food poisoning. The vials were in a locked freezer but not in a lab ...

  4. Another drug chief held over graft claims

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Shangjin, who was also the former Communist Party chief of the administration, earlier this month, the 21st Century Business Herald reported yesterday. The deputy director of the State Food and Drug ... was believed to simply be retiring. The Zhejiang government and a spokesman for the Zhejiang Food and Drug Administration, Yu Jianqiang, declined to comment on the case. The Shenzhen prosecutor's ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple Watch features leave health professionals unimpressed

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 07:10pm by Reuters

    ... for the watch to avoid United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scrutiny. "Apple probably is intelligently positioning its products for use to maintain good health generally, which ...

  7. Stearic acid

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... on the brain and nervous system, and skin irritation at very low doses. The US Food and Drug Administration has designated it as safe, but for only limited use in food. ...

  8. Medical watchdog seeks ways to control new market

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... market. More than 40 officials from branches of the State Food and Drug Administration met in Beijing on Thursday and Friday to discuss plans for a radical revision to existing legislation ... Shenzhen Food and Drug Administration official Yuan Binhua said: 'Currently, each province's food and drug administration branch has the right to authorise licences for new medical ...


    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were sickened by the defective drug, four of whom died. Wang detained May 15 The State Food and Drug Administration blames the scandal on Wang, who masqueraded as an employee of the Jiangsu Taixing chemical company, and the Qiqihar drug maker May 16 Another patient dies, leaving five in hospital- three in a critical condition. Several suspects are transferred to Guangdong ...

  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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