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  1. 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

    ... products via personal Weibo and WeChat accounts will be held responsible under food safety legislation, lawmakers have warned. This is despite the fact such social media apps are not considered ... of the Food Safety Law. The new legislation promises tougher rules on food production, sales and regulation. “Weibo and WeChat cannot be treated as trading platforms,” Chen Xu, deputy director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545679/food-vendors-using-weibo-and-wechat-warned-you-will-be-held-responsible
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Food safety must be a priority for government and companies

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial No compromise on food safety Food safety remains an abiding concern on the mainland. With lax regulation and quality control stretched by growth in consumption, ... Centre for Food Safety is investigating the import of products from a plant in Hebei province run by Husi. Given that so many food lines have been tainted by scandal on the mainland, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557724/food-safety-must-be-priority-government-and-companies
  3. News - China Insider - FOOD

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

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

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Made to look like blood, the fruity beverages can no longer sink their teeth into the Chinese market, according to the government China’s food safety authority ... drink-like products”, saying they posed considerable food safety concerns due to the lack of permits or labelling information. It ordered online shopping platforms to suspend all vendors selling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1554772/vampire-drinks-banned-chinas-food-safety-authority
  4. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Food safety law amendment promises to get tough on offenders and more generous to victims

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:41am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Amendment to national food safety law promises to get much tougher on offenders and increase compensation for victims of scandals Law revision may increase fines Lawmakers in Beijing are considering amending the law on food safety that promises tougher rules on food production, sales and supervision. This will be the first time the Food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539906/food-safety-law-amendment-promises-get-tough-offenders-and-more-generous
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Wal-Mart boosts China food safety budget threefold to 300m yuan

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Wal-Mart boosts food safety budget threefold Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, will increase its food safety budget in China threefold to 300 million yuan ... inspections and test more of its stores with its two mobile safety labs. China's food and grocery market, set to top US$1.5 trillion by 2016, is crucial for retailers like Wal-Mart and food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535237/wal-mart-boosts-china-food-safety-budget-threefold-300m-yuan
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Stomach bug strikes down Maryland food safety conference

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 08:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Stomach bug hits food safety meeting A US food safety summit in Maryland earlier this month has become a cautionary tale after more than 100 attendees came down with suspected food ... and are at a loss as to the exact cause of their illness. The April 8-10 meeting at the Baltimore Convention Centre included representatives from the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1500881/stomach-bug-strikes-down-maryland-food-safety-conference
  7. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald’s Hong Kong pulls chicken nuggets over supplies from ‘rotten food’ plant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:02pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Group, will remain pending an inquiry by mainland food-safety authorities. The inquiry was prompted by reports that rotten meat had been reprocessed and repackaged with new expiry dates ... McDonald’s of attempting a cover-up. “It looks like [McDonald’s] was trying to cheat customers. It is totally unacceptable,” said Mak, who said she would raise the issue at a food safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558230/mcdonalds-hong-kong-imported-meat-factory-centre-rotten-meat-scandal
  8. 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

    ... dine at the restaurants run by the Western companies. Sina shangai online poll China’s food safety agency has announced a nationwide investigation into processing factories and meat suppliers ... said that its food and safety inspectors will look, not only at Husi’s facility in Shanghai, but also processing sites and meat sources in five other provinces in central, eastern and southern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557214/half-mainland-consumers-no-longer-trust-western-fast-food-companies-after
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... areas such as Pearl River and Yangstze deltas Area of polluted soil 'twice the size of Spain' The government has raised new fears over the safety of the mainland’s home-grown food ... pollution report – based on the results of a nationwide survey of soil samples taken from 2005 up until last year – confirms widespread concerns about the safety of China’s soil after decades ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486401/area-chinas-polluted-soil-twice-size-spain-survey-reveals
  10. News - World - FOOD SAFETY

    China food scandal spreads to Japan as Burger King, Starbucks admit using tainted supplier

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:18pm

    ... to carry out spot checks on all firms which had used Shanghai Husi products, and would inspect all of parent OSI’s sites around China to see if enough has been done to ensure food safety. It said ... meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi and cut ties with the supplier. Food safety is one of the top issues for Chinese consumers after a scandal in 2008 where dairy products tainted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557182/china-food-scandal-spreads-japan-starbucks-and-burger-king-admit-they

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