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  1. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Plan to tighten food safety regulations after 'gutter oil' scandal

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 04:13am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Tighter food safety rules after 'gutter oil' scandal Hong Kong's health authorities plan to tighten controls over food safety following the Taiwanese "gutter oil" scandal, lawmakers heard yesterday. The new regulations will be stringently enforced on traders who import, sell or produce edible oil, Secretary for Food and Health ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwanese oil ban a bad move, says shop owner

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... with its ban on the import and sale of all edible oil produced in Taiwan. Health Aims proprietor Rhonda Ting yesterday described the ban as a "stupid move" that had not been adequately ... and related products, such as ghee and margarine, to be taken off the shelves pending investigation. Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man said Taiwanese officials had not provided Hong Kong ...

  3. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Cooking oil firm's boss appears in Taiwan court over food scandal

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 06:38pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... with the tainted oil, were pulled from shelves by health authorities in the past week. Wei was allegedly involved in another edible oil scandal in November that involved Wei Chuan Food buying low-priced ...

  4. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    8 more Ting Hsin-linked executives held in tainted cooking oil scandal

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... surrounding Ting Hsin come after officials from another cooking oil producer, Chang Guann, were formally charged with using recycled food waste in its food products. Health minister Chiu Wen-ta ...

  5. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Gang of six arrested for illegally carbonating draft beer

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 06:09pm by He Huifeng

    ... People who consumed the tainted beer could be deprived of oxygen and suffer other health effects. Although the report said as many as 30,000 people might have had the tainted beer, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Tackle 'gutter oil' from the source, says lawmaker Tommy Cheung

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Phila Siu

    ... for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man and Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing met last week to discuss measures to strengthen the regulation of edible oils. In a statement after the meeting, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong plans tougher laws in response to 'gutter oil' scandal

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:46pm by Ernest Kao

    ... food and health minister Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday. "We believe it is the right time to implement these measures." UPDATED: Hong Kong 'gutter oil' map v3.0- Is your ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Another 141 firms linked to 'gutter oil' products named by Hong Kong watchdog

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Danny Mok

    ... for questioning. The next day, Hong Kong banned the import and sale of Chang Guann lard and cooking oil made after March 1. Health chief Dr Ko Wing-man said earlier that officials collected the 383 names ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Some traders, eateries on 'gutter oil' list of shame protest their innocence

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 03:54pm by Phila Siu, Lai Ying-kit and Samuel Chan

    ... a Bib Gourmand by Michelin, said that in its 30 or so years in business, lard from Taiwan was never an ingredient as it would use only locally made edible oils. Secretary for Food and Health Dr ...

  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Chief of 'gutter oil' firm detained in Taiwan on fraud charges

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:01pm by Lawrence Chung, Amy Nip

    ... yesterday that Health and Welfare Minister Chiu Wen-ta had offered his resignation to take responsibility for the scandal but that now was not the time to discuss personnel changes. In Hong Kong, Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said the government had been in talks with the catering industry about introducing an accreditation system for using recycled cooking oil as biofuel. ...




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