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  1. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Rotten-food-scandal-hit factory Shanghai Husi sacks 340 workers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:45pm by Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Investigations continue at scandal-hit Shanghai food processing factory 340 workers at rotten-meat plant to lose jobs The scandal-hit Shanghai subsidiary of US food supplier OSI Group is to lay off most of its staff. In a statement on the firm's website, Shanghai Husi, which supplied fast-food giants including McDonald's, KFC, Burger King ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598010/rotten-food-scandal-hit-factory-shanghai-husi-sacks-340-workers
  2. 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
  3. 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 products produced by 235 local food companies removed from shelves before Monday, as new findings showed these firms all used “gutter oil” – not suitable for human consumption – bought from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586065/taiwans-premier-bans-sale-235-food-companies-products-gutter-oil-scandal
  4. 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 ... thepaper.cn reported. Chicken feet are a delicacy in China and some parts of Asia. Hydrogen peroxide, a colourless liquid often used for disinfection and processing food, causes vomiting, mouth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581123/chinese-police-arrest-suspects-behind-30000-tonnes-peroxide-laced-chicken
  5. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    GM foods in limbo in China as safety certificates expire

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Rice-tasting events continue as developers await nod for commercial sales GM foods in limbo as papers expire Safety certificates for the only homegrown experimental genetically modified staple food crops to have the credentials expired yesterday, with no sign that the Ministry of Agriculture will renew the documents. But advocates of the technology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575581/gm-foods-limbo-china-safety-certificates-expire
  6. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Shenzhen to impose HK$126,000 fines on companies that mislabel genetically modified food

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:24pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Shenzhen has imposed the country’s highest fine yet against improper labelling of genetically modified (GM) food, with offenders facing up to 100,000 yuan ... this year. All businesses producing or selling GM food must register with the municipal food safety department and label the ingredients clearly. Though China has food labelling regulations in place, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574165/shenzhen-impose-countrys-harshest-fine-yet-mislabelling-genetically
  7. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

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

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

    ... 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 food sources 'just gimmicks' While the Chinese are fastidious about their food- and the fresher the better- the origins of their produce is not always clear-cut. In light ...

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

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

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

    ... 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 McDonald's and Yum Brands have published details about their suppliers on their Chinese websites following a request from Shanghai authorities after a food safety scare. Shanghai's Municipal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571645/shanghai-orders-foreign-fast-food-chains-name-suppliers-websites
  9. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald’s misled Hong Kong food safety authority about rotten meat, says official

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 06:32pm by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Fast food giant told Centre for Food Safety that it had imported food from Hebei plant of troubled Husi Food Company, not Shanghai plant at centre of scandal Food safety authorities in Hong Kong say they were misled by McDonald’s during its investigation last week into whether rotten meat from a factory in Shanghai was sold to Hongkongers. Dr Lee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561221/mcdonalds-misled-hong-kong-food-safety-authority-about-rotten-meat
  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald's food supplier OSI recalls all products from Shanghai plant

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:00am

    ... Chinese authorities have shut down OSI’s Shanghai Husi Food Co plant for allegedly selling expired products. The city’s police detained five people in connection with an investigation into the meat supplier, according to the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration. “Today’s announcement from OSI Group does not affect McDonald’s as we had already stopped sourcing and serving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561003/mcdonalds-food-supplier-recalls-products-shanghai-plant

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