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  1. Health bites

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and compiled several types of sustainability rankings, along with species-specific health metrics, including omega-3 fatty acid and mercury content. 'In general, larger longer-lived fish are more ... according to the World Health Organisation. ...

  2. Salty instant noodles pose health risks

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... flavour at the top of the list. It contains 4,350mg of sodium, twice the daily limit recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO). Eating too much salt causes high blood pressure. Doctors ...

  3. Centre warns of health risk in fermented food

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... The chemical has been deemed by a World Health Organisation expert committee on food additives to be a potential carcinogen, but there is no international standard for the maximum allowable level. ... levels of urethane included yellow wine, plum wine and white soy curd. To understand the health risk posed to consumers, the centre conducted a survey on 5,000-plus residents, collecting ...

  4. Health down the hole

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... The surprise demise of Krispy Kreme in Hong Kong highlights fast-food chains' responsibility for the health of their customers, writes Simon Parry Like the sickly sweet glazed rings ... the ingredients were a world apart. A single doughnut sold in Hong Kong, the report claimed, contained 2.2 grams of trans-fats, more than the World Health Organisation's recommended daily intake. ...

  5. Health risks are small even if melamine has entered food chain, says safety chief

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Mary Ann Benitez Centre for Food Safety controller Constance Chan Hon-yee yesterday dismissed fears of serious health hazards despite the discovery of melamine in eggs, as the centre prepared to check if other major food products were contaminated. 'At present, there is no research on melamine in eggs. But there are some overseas studies showing that the health ...

  6. Health, delivered

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Simon O'Reilly

    ... Simon O'Reilly Full of vitamins, a fruit salad is a tasty way to top up on essential daily dietary requirements. But don't you get bored of eating the same old pineapple and watermelon? Fear not fruit freaks, a new company, Fruitfella is offerin ...

  7. Food labelling boils down to public health

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Five years ago, the government decided to introduce mandatory nutritional labelling on packaged food. Consumer and health groups wanted a strict system installed quickly. Food ... and labelling does not drive these products off the shelves. However, this exemption does not apply to products making certain health-related claims. The reason is that a claim alone can be a misleading ...

  8. Put the kettle on for good health

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Microbiology last month added to the growing list of green tea's health benefits. Egyptian scientists proposed that drinking tea helps antibiotics fight superbugs. The researchers from Alexandria ... to drink green tea freshly brewed. This ensures that you take the maximum advantage of its health benefits. Steep the leaves for between one and five minutes. According to the University ...

  9. Label law may be sticking point for health food

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... with other consulates on the issue. 'Japanese factories in Hong Kong also are very worried because they have to comply,' the source said. A spokeswoman for the Food and Health Bureau said: ...

  10. Health tips

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Reggie Ho It is not just what you eat, but also how you live and think that helps you stay away from the path of obesity, according to Georgia Guldan of the biochemistry department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She offers the following tips: Hav ...




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