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  1. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Two children die at Yunnan kindergarten, 30 others in hospital with suspected food poisoning

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 11:45am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Medical experts say contaminated food the most likely cause of outbreak Two kindergarten pupils died and 30 others were in hospital with suspected food ... the students had eaten. “Medical experts are still trying to pin down the cause,” the official said, adding that it was most likely contaminated food.   ...

  2. News - China

    China's next food scandal: honey laundering

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 04:56pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com China's National Television has brought another case of "food forgery" to the spotlight in a country where fake eggs, beef and tofu ... or violet, the honey contains starch." "Now, being Chinese means being a food inspection safety expert," one person commented on Sina Weibo. "We should get the Nobel Prize for ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to modify our stance on GM food

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Time to modify our stance on GM food Millions of activists marched around the world over the weekend against seeds giant Monsanto and the genetically ... justifiable public concerns about GM's potential threat to human health and the environment. Today, two decades on and after hundreds of millions have eaten GM food, any opposition ...

  4. News - China - NUTRITION

    Chinese government watchdogs issue tips on detecting fake food following scandals

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Tips on detecting fake food follow scandals After a string of food scandals over the years, the media and government quality watchdogs are offering ... from ginger to sesame oil, vinegar, leeks, rice, corn, pork, milk powder and bean sprouts. Zhang Lihe, a 62-year-old retiree in Beijing, has become a fan of media food-safety tips. ...

  5. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Rat meat sold as lamb in latest China food scandal

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 11:42pm by He Huifeng

    ... plans to improve food safety every year, but the Ministry of Public Security said such cases were occurring frequently, with ever more shocking breaches exposed. It promised to target dairy products, edible oils, health supplements, meat and food additives. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ban on Chinese live poultry extended for four months

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:22pm by Lo Wei and Emily Tsang

    ... that followed the discovery of the virus in a mainland bird. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said the extension of the ban on mainland chickens would give the government time to seek a site ... no farms nearby, the Food and Health Bureau said. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung said the decision would reduce the risk of cross-infection. But he warned the greatest risk ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Preserved egg companies shut in toxic chemical scandal

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com 30 preserved-egg firms shut in food scandal Thirty companies producing preserved eggs have been closed by authorities in Jiangxi province after a media exposé that toxic chemicals were used to speed up production, the country's latest food-safety scandal. China National Radio reported yesterday that all eggs being processed at the plants in Nanchang ...


    Canadian food inspection reseachers charged over bid to ship germs to China

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa Charges over bid to ship harmful germs to China Canadian federal police have charged two former government scientists with trafficking in dangerous and highly contagious germs. Klaus Nielsen and Wei Ling Yu, former researchers at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), are accused of attempting to export harmful pathogens that could infect ...

  9. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Party cadre Zhu Zhangjin pins hopes of food security on overseas farms

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Leery of product safety in China, Zhu Zhangjin is urging farmers to invest abroad like he has Party cadre sees food security in overseas farms Zhu ... delegation, he upset more than a few people dining near him by repeatedly pointing to their food and saying "don't eat this", or "don't touch that". To show that he ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    China to set up food and drug agency after safety scandals

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com NPC poised to follow US example and approve a single agency for food and drug regulation to protect health and restore consumer confidence Action to end food safety scandals Beijing will create a single agency to deal with food and drug regulation after recent scandals involving everything from tainted milk to recycled "gutter" ...




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