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  1. What's your poison?

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... been found in what we eat- from bubble tea to bean sprouts, broccoli to baby food. Food scares are happening with increasing frequency, the most recent large-scale scandal being the use of industrial plasticisers in food and drink products from Taiwan. The plasticisers include DEHP, DINP and DBP, which can affect the liver, kidneys and reproductive system, wreaking havoc, particularly ...

  2. The End of Food

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The End of Food by Paul Roberts Bloomsbury, HK$208 Mad cow disease in Canada, salmonella-tainted tomatoes in the US, bird flu in Hong Kong. Adding to the indigestion such news may cause are reports about spiralling food prices and shortages. But while millions of people starve, millions more suffer the consequences of over-consumption in the form of obesity, ...

  3. Protect our food chain from bacteria

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

    ... Most of the world's antibiotics are given to animals, not people. The food industry puts these drugs in poultry and livestock feed to reduce disease and speed up growth. But this has created strains of bacteria that are resistant to treatment. The result is that killer germs are lurking in the food chain. Antibiotic-resistant E coli has been found in most waste samples tested ...

  4. Drug-resistant bugs 'widespread' in food animals

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the largest proportion among all food-producing animals. It found drug resistance in 70.1 per cent of pig faeces samples and about 20 per cent of cattle faeces. Ho said the higher prevalence ... as the World Health Organisation has recommended. For example, local farms should declare how much and what types of antibiotics they used as a prerequisite for licence extensions. Currently the Food ...

  5. Imported ice creams fail food safety tests

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Ten samples of new ice-cream products imported from Singapore were found to contain excessive bacteria before they went on the market, the Centre for Food Safety said yesterday. ... to Hong Kong. The contamination was revealed in the centre's food safety report for June, which listed tests on about 5,600 food samples, of which 24 samples were found to be unsatisfactory. ...

  6. Centre for Food Safety finds unacceptable coliform and bacteria levels in ice cream

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Ice cream samples containing coliform organisms more than six times the legal limit and a bacteria count some 12 times the allowed level have been found in recent Centre for Food Safety tests. Among the offenders was a sundae sample, taken from a McDonald's restaurant in Tin Chak Shopping Centre, Tin Shui Wai, found to contain 160 coliform organisms per gram, ...

  7. Wan Chai hotel checked after 13 diners hit by food poisoning

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Health officials are investigating an incident last week in which 13 people who dined at a Wan Chai hotel suffered food poisoning. The five men and eight women suffered stomach ... hospital admission. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department is investigating. In another incident, the Centre for Health Protection said 10 people had fallen ill after eating aboard a yacht ...

  8. Hospital staff hit by food poisoning

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Health Protection is investigating an outbreak of food poisoning involving 38 North District Hospital staff, who fell sick after eating at an annual staff party on Wednesday catered by the fast-food chain Cafe de Coral. The centre said it had contacted 212 staff who had dined at the party, 38 of whom had suffered diarrhoea and abdominal pain. None needed ...

  9. Food halt confirmed

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... issues', the consulate said in a statement. The US Food and Drug Administration warned consumers this week to refrain from eating raw red tomatoes after 57 consumers suffered salmonella poisoning in the past two months. A spokeswoman for the US consulate in Hong Kong said she did not know whether the US would halt exports of tomatoes to the city. The Food and Environmental Hygiene ...

  10. Chicken supplier DaChan Food to test investor appetite for IPOs

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong DaChan Food will have the distinction of being the first chicken meat supplier to go public in Hong Kong, but analysts fear there may be limited appetite for the offering. ... as much as HK$930 million. The company is the chicken meat supplier to global fast-food chains such as KFC on the mainland. It is also the largest processed chicken supplier in the country ...




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