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  1. Charity solves headache of good food gone to waste

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy While helping the community, a noodle producer said donating its products to a charity food bank had also saved samples from being wasted. 'Those instant noodle samples ... to learn that there are still many people so broke, they cannot afford regular meals,' Mr Chau said. 'We know it is a waste to discard those food samples as there are many people living ...

  2. Fears grow over food safety after 5,600 firms fail tests

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Chan Siu-sin and Mary Ann Benitez Fears over food safety on the mainland grew last night as the central government ordered the suspension or close monitoring of food exports by more than 5,600 companies after they failed hygiene and quality-control tests as part of a major investigation. The results of the probe, in which 11,000 food exporters were targeted by the state ...

  3. No time to waste in dealing with rubbish

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tonnes of waste every day at the landfill in Nim Wan. The waste includes virtually everything from food scraps to abandoned furniture. But it is rapidly consuming the landfill, which is 20 to 30 ... there is surprisingly little stink. But it is not necessarily something to boast about. Doubts are now being cast on the city's decades-long practice of burying waste in once pristine valleys. Occupying ...

  4. Was Harbour Fest a waste of time and money?

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... was a total waste of taxpayers' money. What's more, Star TV showed highlights of Harbour Fest just a few months after the event. So there is no need for us to waste money to go to the festival when we can watch it on TV for free. The event's poor overall turnout also proved that the time and effort spent by AmCham in organising the event were wasted. The nickname ...

  5. Somebody has to 'do the dishes' down at the beach

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Jenny Quinton

    ... interested should contact Thierry Chan of Civic Exchange, who co-ordinates the ICC, on 2893 0213. He will help to choose a beach and put you in touch with the Food and Environmental Hygiene ...

  6. Private developer may be enlisted for controversial project

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A private developer might be contracted to rebuild the Prince of Wales Hospital. A spokesman for the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau said one option being considered was to allow the developer to manage the hospital after it had been rebuilt. Under this model, the money the developer invested in the rebuilding could be recouped from management services. 'This is similar ...

  7. Scientists go bananas for sustainable power plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... weeks of the year, so there is a steady supply,' he said. Biogas, such as methane, can be produced from any animal or vegetable waste, including sewage and food waste. And, if the trials ... at the University of Queensland estimate that the current amount of waste bananas could produce enough electricity to meet the needs of at least 800 households. 'To the best of my knowledge it's ...

  8. Water gripes given the flick

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... authorities handling the complaints are the Building Department, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD), the Water Supplies Department and the Home Affairs Department. Each authority ... Department It transfers complaints to the Food and Environment Department Food and Environmental Hygiene Department If it can't find the source of the leak, it transfers the complaint ...

  9. In good health

    Posted May 16th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Reggie Ho Organic food is growing in popularity as more people taste the benefits of chemical-free produce People take it for granted that they know what they are eating. Unfortunately, in a world of industrialised foods, this may not be the case. Pesticides, chemicals and hormones can all accumulate in our bodies, and seriously damage our health. This is partly why Marian Clarke ...

  10. Tenants put at risk from bureaucratic handwashing

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When water from a flat above started leaking into Fung Ka-keung's home, he did the logical thing. He appealed to the Buildings Department, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) and the district council office responsible for his Kau U Fong neighbourhood. As it appears the water may be coming from a toilet, there may also be a health risk, not to mention ...




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