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  1. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Health officials meet with fastfood chain over supply of 'rotten meat' to Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:26pm by Ernest Kao, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... a Shanghai processing factory. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said this afternoon the meeting’s purpose was to ensure that no affected food has been imported into Hong Kong. ...

  2. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Food traceability systems little more than gimmicks, say producers and consumers

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:32am by MANDY ZUO

    ... quality inspection, health and agriculture all are responsible for this, but in fact none of them take overall responsibility." Tao Zhengrong, an organic farmer in Shanghai, said it cost ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald's issues fresh apology but refuses to answer questions on rotten meat scandal

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 02:57pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... collected from city branches this week. McDonald's had not lived up to its vow to "enhance" communications, said lawmaker Alice Mak Mei-kuen, who will meet food and health officials ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald’s Hong Kong to face probe over meat imports from rotten food plant

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 11:45pm by Michael de Waal-Montgomery and Danny Lee

    ... then suspended sales of popular menu offerings including chicken nuggets and McSpicy burgers. Officials are now investigating whether the fast-food giant breached the public health and municipal services ...

  5. News - World - FOOD SAFETY

    Marks & Spencer pulls chicken, turkey products from Hong Kong shelves over UK food scare

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by Ada Lee

    ... at the centre of a tainted-poultry scandal. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said another company, Sang Yick Foods, had also imported meat from the British supplier- 2 Sisters Food Group- ...

  6. News - World - FOOD SAFETY

    Coca-Cola withdraws brominated vegetable oil from Powerade drinks

    Posted May 05th 2014, 08:56pm by AP

    ... toward health-conscious athletes. The Change.org petition noted that the ingredient was linked to a flame retardant and not approved for use in foods in Japan or the European Union. In response ...

  7. News - China Insider - FOOD SAFETY

    Subway says its China and Hong Kong sandwiches do not contain controversial chemical used in shoes

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 01:36pm by Amy Li

    ... a food blogger there protested, arguing the chemical is linked to health issues like allergies and asthma. Bread used in Subway's Hong Kong and Macau shops is imported from New Zealand, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Reusable shopping bags may be bringing home bacteria

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:39am by Lana Lam

    ... said. The Centre for Food Safety, which is managed by the Food and Environmental Health Department, said the use of canvas grocery bags did not come under its remit. The Health Department said ...

  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Food safety scares prompt Chinese to press their own cooking oil

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:55am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Shanghai and Guangzhou. Most customers are over 35, with good family incomes, a desire for high quality of life and an interest in food safety and health, Li said. Amy Bian, an accountant in Wuxi, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Customers seek cash back from herbal store

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by ANDREA CHEN AND AMY NIP

    ... 81 of the firm's shops in the city and has taken samples. Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man said the results could take weeks. Customs officials had also collected samples and are investigating if the firm breached the Trade Descriptions Ordinance. "Health food items based on Chinese medicinal herbs are very popular in Hong Kong, thus we are giving high priority ...




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