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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw waste pilot scheme has limited impact

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Amoy Gardens trial gives policymakers food for thought as they discuss how to make waste charging work to ease pressure on landfills Waste fee pilot ... increased 2.5 per cent, although they remain slightly below the figures for May, before the trial began. However, the amount of recyclable material collected, including food waste, rose 40 per cent ...

  3. Business - China Business

    Beijing Development up 4.1pc on plans for waste-to-energy venture

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 01:07pm by Eric Ng

    ... waste incineration amounting to 1,800 tonnes, and the fermentation of 400 tonnes of food waste a day. The formation of the [joint venture] with Lvhaineng represents an attractive opportunity ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Shares of Beijing Development (Hong Kong), the information technology and waste treatment unit of state-backed energy-to-brewery conglomerate Beijing ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    'Gutter oil' scandal shows why we must keep track of the food chain

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... exporting industrial lard oil labelled for human consumption to Chang Guann, which is said to have blended it with "gutter oil"- made from recycled food waste- and sold it as edible. ... SCMP Editorial Let's keep track of the food chain It has taken just 10 days since the "gutter oil" scandal broke in Taiwan for what started out as mainly someone else's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HK$1.53b food waste treatment plant cleared for final approval

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:28pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Food waste treatment plant through to final hurdle Plans to build the city's first organic waste treatment plant on northern Lantau received a boost ... a final vote at Legco's finance committee in June. Scheduled for completion in late 2016, the HK$1.53 billion facility in Siu Ho Wan would handle up to 200 tonnes of food waste daily, turning ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs effective mechanism to track suspect food

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Keeping track of suspect food Yet another regional food scare has hit Hong Kong. Days after the so-called gutter oil scandal in Taiwan made headlines, local health officials ... unsettling. Unappetising as it is, the news is a reminder that no place can be assumed to be safer than others when it comes to food safety. In an age of globalisation, food from other parts ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More robust checks will rebuild Hongkongers' trust in food safety

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:03pm by KENT FUNG

    ... Kent Fung Kent Fung says recent scares over tainted oil and expired meat should spur our food regulators to impose a more robust certification system on importers, and be more open about their work Safe to eat In Hong Kong, the legal framework of food safety control is laid down in the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance and its subsidiary legislation. The basic ...

  8. 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

    ... a supplier at the centre of a food scare. At least 240 tonnes of the drainage oil – allegedly recycled from kitchen waste, by-products from leather processing plants, such as pig skin and meat offal ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Alice Yan Lawrence.Chung@scmp.com At least 240 tonnes of the oil – recycled from kitchen waste and pig skin by unlicensed factory – were sold to Chang Guann, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gutter oil scandal reveals stunning lapses in regional food safety checks

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

    ... 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 of food products, involving some 1,200 food companies and processing plants in Taiwan. The tallies are set to increase, as the Taiwanese Food and Drug Administration continues to announce its ...

  10. 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, including restaurants, bakeries and food plants were found to have used “gutter oil” in products – has passed a government test of its recycled lard oil. Fears over food safety on the island came ...




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