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  1. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    New China food scandal as 30,000 tonnes of chicken feet found soaking in hydrogen peroxide

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:47pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... with hydrogen peroxide were seized by authorities in Zhejiang province – in the latest wide-reaching food scandal to emerge in mainland China. Police said 35 business operators had been selling ... said. China has been stepping up efforts to improve public confidence in the country’s food industry, which have been rocked by scandals – sometimes resulting in deaths – involving shoddy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581123/chinese-police-arrest-suspects-behind-30000-tonnes-peroxide-laced-chicken
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gutter oil scandal reveals stunning lapses in regional food safety checks

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:46pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says as more brands are found to have bought substandard products, officials must be pressed to conduct more stringent tests Gutter oil scandal reveals stunning lapses in regional food safety checks The "gutter oil" scandal is spinning out of control. At the last count, the tainted oil has been found to have been used in nearly 250 types ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1590230/gutter-oil-scandal-reveals-stunning-lapses-regional-food-safety-checks
  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Recycled cooking oil of supplier caught up in Taiwan food scandal passes government test

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:37pm by Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com

    ... levels, as inquiry continues into its use in the products of nearly 1,000 food makers Taiwan’s cooking oil supplier Chang Guann – caught up in a last week’s scandal after nearly 1,000 food makers, ... an unlicensed factory. The scandal has badly affected Taiwan’s local food industry, with close to 1,000 food manufacturers, bakeries, restaurants and night markets found to have used the oil to process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587865/recycled-cooking-oil-supplier-caught-taiwan-food-scandal-passes
  4. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwan orders food plant checks after cooking oil scandal

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Food plant checks after cooking oil scandal The authorities in Taiwan have ordered checks to be carried out at all food manufacturers on the island after nearly 1,000 businesses were found to have sold old and tainted cooking oil or products made with it. The Food and Drug Administration also said that anybody selling batches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587464/taiwan-orders-food-plant-checks-after-cooking-oil-scandal
  5. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    McDonald’s August sales hit by China meat scandal

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:23am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Sales at McDonald’s restaurants dropped in August, hurt by a food-safety scandal in China and heavy competition in the US, the company said on Tuesday. The US fast-food giant said global comparable sales fell 3.7 per cent in August, bigger than the 2.5 per cent decline in July. “During August, McDonald’s global business faced several headwinds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1589202/mcdonalds-august-sales-hit-china-meat-scandal
  6. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwan premier bans sale of 235 food companies’ products as ‘gutter oil’ scandal grows

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 07:20pm by Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Alice Yan Lawrence.chung@scmp.com

    ... which supplied food makers, schools and eateries in 22 cities and counties Gutter oil scandal rocks Taiwan, worries Hong Kong Taiwanese Premier Jiang Yi-huah today ordered all food and oil ... the undersecretary for food, said today that Hong Kong’s government was very concerned about this latest food scandal in Taiwan. Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety was “following up and checking records ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586065/taiwans-premier-bans-sale-235-food-companies-products-gutter-oil-scandal
  7. Comment - Blogs - FOOD SCANDAL

    It’s a shame to let a China food scandal go to waste

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:21pm by Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson

    ... Jeffrey Towson and Jonathan Woetzel Every month there’s another food scandal in China. Sewer oil. Lamb seasoned with rat. Exploding melons. And now tainted Western hamburgers and fast food is the latest. In our view, this is all to be expected. If you are in the food or restaurant business in China, you are almost certainly going to have a scandal. It’s practically inevitable. And it’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1571442/its-shame-let-china-food-scandal-go-waste
  8. News - China

    Shanghai food watchdog targets foreign firms in meat clean-up

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

    ... Daniel Ren ren.wei@scmp.com Shanghai targets foreign food firms Shanghai is singling out foreign fast-food chains in its stepped-up efforts to strengthen oversight of meat suppliers, 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572396/shanghai-food-watchdog-targets-foreign-firms-meat-clean
  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Food traceability systems little more than gimmicks, say producers and consumers

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:32am by MANDY ZUO

    ... tarnished image from a seemingly endless run of food scandals. Like many countries, China has its own food safety laws, but producers- especially exporters- can apply for international accreditation ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Retailers and producers say that after a decade, the mainland's food traceability programmes are too costly and fail to protect consumers Systems to track ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572397/food-traceability-systems-little-more-gimmicks-say-producers-and
  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

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

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

    ... the food scandal had put its 2014 global sales forecast at risk. ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571645/shanghai-orders-foreign-fast-food-chains-name-suppliers-websites

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