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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

    ... vendors, according to the draft. The central government has been trying to improve public confidence in food safety which has been severely hit by a series of scandals including recycled cooking ... in 2009 after the melamine-tainted milk scandal killed at least six children and made 300,000 more ill. Although no cases of food poisoning from products sold online have been reported publicly, ...

  2. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    120 tonnes of spoiled food seized from smugglers in Nanning, Guangxi

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by MANDY ZUO

    ... during a recent crackdown on smuggling. Food safety has become a serious concern among consumers following scandals involving melamine-tainted milk powder and rat meat sold as lamb. In one recent ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Frozen meat smuggled from Vietnam included discoloured, years-old chicken and pig parts 120 tonnes of spoiled food seized in Nanning Guangxi authorities have ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

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

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com New group will investigate rising number of crimes requiring more specialist knowledge Task force targets fake food, drugs A task force with tougher powers to investigate cases of tainted food and counterfeit drugs is to be set up on the mainland. Its staff will include food and drug inspectors, as well as the police, according to Beijing ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong food inspection firms urged to profit from mainland China food scares

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by RACHEL BUTT

    ... Rachel Butt rachel.butt@scmp.com Private food inspection business set to expand as concerns grow over mainland foodstuffs Scares and scandals point to healthy profits Food scares please ... and marketing manager, said: "In the past year, we had revenue growth of approximately 3 per cent due to recent food scandals in China." Hong Kong imported 94 per cent of its fresh pork and 92 ...

  5. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Alarm as over 150 pig carcasses found in China's Gan River

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:07pm by AFP

    ... of a series of food safety scandals in recent years. No official explanation was given for the incident, which hugely embarrassed the commercial hub. Last May, police detained 900 people for crimes including selling rat and fox meat as beef and mutton. And in 2008, six babies died and 300,000 others fell ill in a massive scandal involving contaminated milk powder. Public concern about food ...

  6. News - China - LAW

    New Chinese court rules back 'people's war' against makers of unsafe food

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 04:17am by Keith Zhai, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Keith Zhai and Zhuang Pinghui Courts back public in food and drug cases Consumers will have the backing from the courts to sue manufacturers and retailers of unsafe food and pharmaceuticals even before any harm is inflicted when new guidelines introduced by a top court come into effect. The 18-clause guidelines on how to handle civil disputes regarding food, drugs, cosmetics ...

  7. 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 ... Safety Law has been amended since it was hurriedly enacted in 2009 amid one of the country's most notorious food safety scandals, when melamine-tainted milk killed at least six children ...

  8. News - China - E-COMMERCE

    China online food retailing booms after safety scares

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 02:06pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Consumers shaken by series of contamination scandals turn to the internet to buy safe produce with Cofco one of the biggest players Mainland online food sales boom after safety scares Mainland consumers are responding to a powerful new marketing tactic that plays to a widespread fear of food contamination- the promise of safe groceries sold online. Pledging ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New court-approved guidelines can boost consumer rights in China

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial New rules boost consumer rights Food and drug-safety scandals on the mainland underline the vulnerability of consumers to unscrupulous manufacturers and retailers. ... over food, drugs, cosmetics and dietary supplements. The guidelines emphasise protection of consumer rights and encourage the public to seek legal redress. When they come into effect- on March ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Pollution and food safety to top legal agenda this year, Zhang Dejiang tells NPC delegates

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 02:59pm by Zhang Hong

    ... by controlling pollution at the source, holding polluters accountable and ensuring that they compensate for the damage they cause," he said. The NPC also plans to revise the Food Safety Law, another leading cause of public concern. Li had earlier vowed to apply the strictest possible oversight and accountability to prevent food contamination. Zhang promised to strengthen oversight ...




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