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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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557475/hebei-factory-run-rotten-meat-firm-husi-exported-hong-kong-watchdog
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594275/more-firms-linked-gutter-oil-products
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595354/hong-kong-plans-tougher-laws-response-gutter-oil-scandal
  4. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwan orders food plant checks after cooking oil scandal

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Lawrence Chung

    ... will be carried out over 30 months. The administration also appealed for calm saying there was no evidence the tainted oil posed a serious risk to people's health. A factory owner in Pingtung ... District Court on Saturday ordered that Kuo remain in custody. Chiang Yu-mei, the deputy director-general of the Food and Drug Administration, said the oil should not pose a serious health risk. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587464/taiwan-orders-food-plant-checks-after-cooking-oil-scandal
  5. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591626/gutter-oil-firms-chief-detained-taiwan-fraud-charges
  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong trio detained for fraud in gutter oil investigation

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... that was labelled as fit for human consumption. The development came as the city's health minister said officials were considering introducing a tracking mechanism for buyers of used oil. The two men, ... is believed to have blended the lard oil with "gutter oil" from restaurants and leather processors. Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday the incident had tarnished Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591200/trio-held-fraud-gutter-oil-probe
  7. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwan orders complete pullout of products linked to ‘gutter oil’ firm

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:27pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Zealand, Singapore and the United States. A health official noted that, with the recall of Chang Guann-related products, there could be little left for local food outlets to sell. ... than 1,000 companies are said to have been affected by the “gutter oil” scandal, including Starbucks, 7-Eleven and Maxim’s Group in Hong Kong. Chiang said all health bureaus across Taiwan would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591053/taiwan-orders-complete-pullout-products-linked-gutter-oil-firm
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593120/list-gutter-oil-firms-not-released-earlier-information-kept-changing
  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwan's 'gutter oil' scandal grows with further 195 firms said to have used product

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Lawrence Chung, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the authorities have seized 49 tonnes of suspected recycled oils from Chang Guann. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said investigations would be difficult and time-consuming because ... a health threat. Wei Chuan Foods, the Taiwanese unit of Ting Hsin International Group which owns the Master Kong instant noodle brand, said it had recalled 12 types of products including meat paste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586895/taiwans-gutter-oil-scandal-grows-further-195-firms-said-have-used-product
  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Mainland poultry may be back on menu for festival

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Ernest Kao, E MILY TSANG

    ... Mid-Autumn Festival, the health minister said yesterday. Wholesalers had warned of a spike in prices later this week unless a deal could be agreed between local and mainland authorities to reverse ... was not identified. "All of us would like to see the resumption of live poultry imports," Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said. "Preparation work on the ground is already under way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583954/mainland-poultry-may-be-back-menu-festival

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