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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Power of turtle jelly lies in its recipe: Hoi Tin Tong founder

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 02:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... the product contained almost no turtle shell. Rejecting both accusations, Ng, 61, said his company's jelly contained more than two types of turtle. The product is a traditional health food ... in the limelight and had yet to decide if he would appear in future adverts, he said. Meanwhile, Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man yesterday said the Centre for Food Safety found no mould in jelly samples ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    PolyU joins battle against package tampering

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Bryan Harris

    ... was a growing problem, particularly on the mainland, and posed a threat to public health, consumer confidence and brand values. "There are lots of food safety problems in China. Even now, you ...

  8. News - Asia - FOOD SAFETY

    Fonterra pulls ‘DCD’ milk powder in Sri Lanka, disputes test

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 04:53pm by Reuters

    ... Ministry of Health had said they tested positive for DCD, a nitrate inhibitor used in fertilisers. Sri Lanka also imposed a ban on advertising by Fonterra’s Anchor powder brand. But Fonterra’s ... was revealed, four months after the chemical was detected, causing widespread concern in China and Taiwan. It is said to pose no health threat to humans in small quantities, but is no longer used in New ...

  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Why Chinese parents pay more for infant formula

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... HK$298 in Hong Kong, but only HK$180 in Thailand. The difference stems from widespread distrust of locally produced infant formula after a number of health scandals on the mainland. Foreign-made ... suggest foreign brands hold 50 to 55 per cent of the infant-formula market even though locally made formula often sells for considerably less and foreign brands are themselves not immune to health ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    19 diners suffer ciguatera fish poisoning on Lamma Island

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 11:24am by Ernest Kao

    ... Health authorities are launching an investigation into food poisoning case in which 19 people fell ill after eating coral reef fish at a Lamma Island eatery on Saturday. Fourteen men ... for Health Protection said. The restaurant in question was the Wai Kee Sea Food Restaurant in Sok Kwu Wan. Symptoms can include numbness of the mouth and limbs, heart palpitations fatigue, vomiting, ...




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