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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Prepacked lies: 90 per cent of food sold short

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:09pm by Ernest Kao

    ... 90pc of food sold short Grocery shoppers have been told to be on the alert after 90 per cent of prepacked food was found to fall short of its labelled weight in a Consumer Council study. ... and Excise Department, which enforces the ordinance, and the Centre for Food Safety, which enforces labelling regulations. Some 43 of the items were less than 10 per cent short of the indicated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573516/three-more-types-toothpaste-found-contain-traces-cancer-linked
  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Greenpeace says lack of controls over GM foods in Hong Kong 'frightening'

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Ernest Kao and Sarah Karacs

    ... 'frightening' Greenpeace is calling for tests of all food entering Hong Kong to include mandatory analysis for GM products. Gloria Chang Wan-ki, the environmental group's programme manager, also ... situation," she said. "Even the Centre for Food Safety does not know how much genetically modified food is on the market and how much we are consuming." The centre currently tests thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567842/greenpeace-says-lack-controls-over-gm-foods-hong-kong-frightening
  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Cancer-causing toxin found in Hong Kong pet food sparks alarm

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:44pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Consumer Council calls for regulations on animal food after it finds carcinogen and other contaminants in one-fifth of products tested Cancer-causing toxin in pet food sparks alarm A cancer-causing toxin has been found in seven types of pet food sold in Hong Kong. The Consumer Council said its findings would cause concern among Hong Kong's 286,300 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482845/carcinogen-found-hong-kong-pet-food-consumer-council
  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Food chain uses free jelly to firm up its reputation

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:12am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Stunt follows allegations of mouldy products, but shoppers find free fix hard to resist Food chain uses free jelly to firm up its reputation Embattled herbal-food chain Hoi Tin Tong says it handed out 100,000 pots of free herbal turtle jelly at its stores yesterday as it attempted to rebuild its reputation following a series of controversies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1402618/food-chain-uses-free-jelly-firm-its-reputation
  5. News - China - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Food safety fears lead cooks to press cooking oil

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:37am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Home-made produce proves popular with families after reports that some oil was recycled and sold back to consumers Food safety fears lead cooks to press cooking oil Worries about food safety have led people on the mainland to turn to imported goods or to plant vegetables on their balconies to ensure the quality of their diet. Now some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1373107/food-safety-fears-lead-cooks-press-cooking-oil
  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Buyers' gripes hit 3,400 after new trade descriptions law

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... by Cheung Kong Holdings was cancelled. Most complaints involved medicine, telecommunication services, recreation or health clubs and food and entertainment services among others, the council said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556479/buyers-gripes-hit-3400-after-new-trade-descriptions-law
  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    High-caffeine energy drinks not safe for children, watchdog warns

    Posted May 15th 2014, 02:40pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... content is clearly stated as well," said the spokesman. The council's report also warned consumers of "pay now, enjoy later" prepayment coupons, often found in food and drink ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512667/high-caffeine-energy-drinks-not-safe-children-watchdog-warns
  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Two-thirds of nutrition labels don't meet government guidelines, says Consumer Council

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 12:48pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Tiny letters, hidden labels and bizarre colour schemes to blame as two-thirds of food package labelling fails to meet government standards Food label fine print proves hard to digest Almost two-thirds of nutrition labels on food packaging assessed by the Consumer Council failed to meet legibility standards advised by the government. Of 100 samples ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429532/consumer-council-nutrition-labels-dont-meet-government-guidelines
  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    No more shocks at supermarket as prices go up just 0.9pc in a year

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Amy Nip

    ... factors, including rent and transport costs. "The supermarket survey focuses mainly on food and daily necessities," he said. "Changes in CPI usually lag behind real-time changes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483245/no-more-shocks-supermarkets-prices-stabilise
  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Alarm bells ring over bungled weddings

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by Amy Nip

    ... written vows, but on the day of the wedding was presented with the traditional ones to recite instead. Guests were left hungry as there was not enough food, and a toilet at the venue would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405688/alarm-bells-ring-over-bungled-weddings

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