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  1. Japan food ban after radioactive spinach found

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong is banning all fruit, vegetables and dairy products from five quake-affected prefectures in Japan from noon today after three food samples were found to be up to 10 times over radiation limits. Officials said the results were found in two samples of radishes and one of spinach- but they insisted that no contaminated food had gone on sale. The level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741804/japan-food-ban-after-radioactive-spinach-found
  2. Fresh food imports under greater scrutiny

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The Hong Kong government is stepping up monitoring of food imported from Japan, especially dairy products, fruit and vegetables, after the nuclear scare. But Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said the Japanese government would not allow contaminated products to be sold and the city would not be greatly affected. 'Hong Kong does not depend on food from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740861/fresh-food-imports-under-greater-scrutiny
  3. Pig blood curd hit by food scare

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao In the latest mainland food scare, tonnes of pig blood curd, a favourite food in Chongqing, have been found soaked in carcinogenic formalin to preserve freshness. Inspectors ... Formalin, a liquid containing 35 per cent to 40 per cent formaldehyde, is used as a disinfectant and for preserving biological specimens. It has been banned as a food additive because it can cause ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741213/pig-blood-curd-hit-food-scare
  4. Food safety needs urgent action

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... much lower than the price of real eggs, the CCTV report said. Consumers could not tell fake eggs from real ones even after eating them. This is the latest reminder of the problems with food ... twice before setting up their businesses there. The central government should take urgent action. It should increase the penalties for makers of tainted food and teach children the value ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737436/food-safety-needs-urgent-action
  5. Online stores keep shoppers in the dark on food nutrition

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 'buy' button, they may still be clueless when the products are delivered, as some do not carry nutrition labels. All packaged food products have been required since July 1 to carry nutrition labels. Two internet groceries have been warned since then over incomplete labels, says the Centre for Food Safety, which regularly checks 57 online stores. The centre said it would step up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734272/online-stores-keep-shoppers-dark-food-nutrition
  6. Death penalty cited in new food safety blitz

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The worst violators of the mainland's food safety rules could receive the death penalty in a tough new crackdown on such crimes, official state media said. Xinhua cited a joint notice issued by the Supreme People's Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Justice as saying severe or large-scale food safety cases must be strictly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724974/death-penalty-cited-new-food-safety-blitz
  7. DIY organic farms feed growing hunger for safe food

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was to guarantee enough safe food for his daughter. 'I read in newspapers that some girls started having their periods when they were only eight years old and some girls' breasts started to grow ... farms.' Huang found the Little Donkey Farm west of the capital. He rented a piece of land, and now the family grows its own food there. Concerns over food safety spread on the mainland after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713614/diy-organic-farms-feed-growing-hunger-safe-food
  8. Food safety watchdog warns of harsh penalties for those using tainted milk

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The mainland's top food regulator has warned dairy manufacturers that storing tainted milk powder is a serious crime that will result in severe punishment. The warning ... tainted milk powder and used it to make other products, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on its website. An unnamed official from the National Food Safety Rectification Office, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705310/food-safety-watchdog-warns-harsh-penalties-those-using-tainted-milk
  9. Global food scares have tightened controls on HK import procedures

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recent scares in the food industry have made many people realise the importance of tight controls and traceability at each stage of the international supply chain. Implementing ... food exporters. They know how quickly concerns can spread and have seen the impact that can have on public confidence, reputation and revenue. This is not simply a matter for manufacturers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697809/global-food-scares-have-tightened-controls-hk-import-procedures
  10. Food safety bill could throw reef fish a lifeline

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it as imported food that has to be declared. That is why the figure is only an estimate, based partly on voluntary reports to the authorities by about half of the vessels that catch reef fish. ... and Mother's Day, and Hong Kong people are prepared to pay a premium. Thankfully, the anomaly might be about to be remedied because of a greater sense of urgency about food safety, the subject ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701271/food-safety-bill-could-throw-reef-fish-lifeline

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