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  1. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, January 28, 2013

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... congestion in the capital. CHONGQING Food waste soars Nearly 380,000 tonnes of kitchen waste was collected in central Chongqing last year, up by 64 per cent from a year earlier, the Chongqing Business News reports. The municipality's environmental sanitation group attributed the stark increase to a growing number of people who dine out, coupled with their habit of wasting food ...

  2. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, September 28, 2012

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHONGQING Salmon raised in caves Half of all salmon sold in Chongqing food markets for use in making sushi come from mountains near the city, not the ocean, the Chongqing Evening News ... was grafted to the leg bone. The hospital later apologised to the patient, saying that a mistake was made when a diagnosis form was filled out on a computer. Waste water seeps in flats More than 30 ...

  3. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, November 23, 2012

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 02:11am by STAFF

    ... was passed on Wednesday and takes effect in February. Authorities are trying to cut down on waste. TIANJIN Octofroggy avoids plate Four extra legs saved a bullfrog from becoming a meal ... by hormones being illegally added to the animal's food. Hunt for stork killers Police have been ordered to find the culprits behind the mass poisoning of oriental white storks in the Beidagang ...

  4. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, November 7, 2012

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Morning Post reports. They were caught when police conducted a routine inspection of a passenger bus from Ningxia to Xinjiang and noticed two suspicious suitcases. GUANGDONG Microwave food research The mainland's first research centre dedicated studying microwaveable foods was established in Guangzhou on Monday, funded by the home appliance giant Midea and the South China ...

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    China Digest, December 20, 2012

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hospital, but it ignored her. Hunan 39 suffer food poisoning Thirty-nine Changsha University students are believed to have suffered food poisoning after eating rice noodles at the school canteen, ...

  6. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... projects such as a waste-water treatment plant and tree plantation. But many residents, fearing pollution, strongly opposed the project. High costs weigh on firms More than 80 per cent of small ...

  7. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, December 8, 2012

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing Inspectors put to the test The winner of a food-inspection competition discovered five illegal additives in half an hour, the Beijing Morning News reports. Thirty food ... government said it was sending hundreds of tonnes of food and fuel to the worst-hit areas. Wolves slaughter sheep Panic gripped herdsmen in Baiyanggou village, Urumqi, on Monday after a pack ...

  8. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, December 7, 2012

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unclean. Forbidden food Provincial health inspectors went to 46 restaurants and 15 food markets in Xining last week and found that several protected wild animal species were being sold as food ... the protected foods were punished, but authorities didn't say how. SHAANXI Goat gores farmer A large goat-antelope, known as a takin, broke into a farmer's home in Xian and impaled him ...

  9. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, November 16, 2012

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... ANHUI Food safety the focus The provincial government said on Wednesday that county governors would be held responsible for major food-safety incidents in their counties, in an effort to push them to improve food safety. However, analysts feared the move may simply encourage cover-ups of incidents, the Anhui Business News reports. Campaign to protect birds Less than a week ...

  10. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, March 11, 2013

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... villages and towns last year, but the scale of their efforts was expanded after the problem was found to be more serious than expected. Food benchmarks set Provincial food-safety authorities have released benchmarks for food contamination this year, including that no more than 0.4 per cent of pork samples checked by government inspectors may contain illegal chemicals such as lean-meat ...




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