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  1. Alert issued over deadly E.coli after baby boy falls ill

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Authorities warn the public of the dangers of eating undercooked meat Experts have warned that Hong Kong faces a possible resurgence of infections from a potentially deadly form ... in 2001. Infections are usually linked to contaminated beef or dairy products. The Department of Health yesterday issued warnings to the public about the risks of undercooked minced beef after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439145/alert-issued-over-deadly-ecoli-after-baby-boy-falls-ill
  2. Health-warning gap

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What steps should Hong Kong take to improve communications with the mainland on matters of public health and safety, following the delay in notification about red fire ants? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487113/health-warning-gap
  3. Officials check sex pill for health risk

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Health officials have launched an investigation into a Chinese sex pill which has been banned in Macau due to health concerns. But the Hong Kong Department of Health did not have ... pose a health threat. Macau media reported that the contaminated pills were from batch number 82004, with an expiry date of August 2008. Hong Kong firm Cheung Chun Tong manufactures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497962/officials-check-sex-pill-health-risk
  4. Regional pact to fight health crises

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau health officials will today sign an agreement to co-ordinate emergency responses to major public health crises in the region. At a tripartite ... today. Among the issues the Hong Kong delegation discussed with its Guangdong and Macau counterparts were emergency response measures for a flu pandemic, a bird flu outbreak and other infectious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554700/regional-pact-fight-health-crises
  5. 'Warn public on health risks of air pollution'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... over Hong Kong yesterday. They issued the appeal as the city choked for a second consecutive day in what green activists called 'life-threatening' levels of air pollution. Roadside readings in Central hovered at or above 190 for 20 hours beginning on Wednesday. They peaked yesterday at 7am with a reading of 212- the highest ever recorded in Hong Kong with the exception ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008411/warn-public-health-risks-air-pollution
  6. Protect buyers in Hong Kong but don't mollycoddle them

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan A few months ago I described the amazing procedures I had to go through to open an account with a local Hong Kong bank. It was a lengthy process involving a lot ... customers. That is certainly not the case where the property market is concerned. Many people believe that buyers in Hong Kong need more protection from misleading information from sellers. But how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986548/protect-buyers-hong-kong-dont-mollycoddle-them
  7. 'Better safe than sorry' the new health policy

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Health Minister York Chow Yat-ngok made a bold move on Wednesday when he warned the public not to eat eel. When he issued the warning, the government had no scientific evidence that eel sold in Hong Kong contained the cancer-causing chemical malachite green. This is a new approach to handling food scares. In the past, food and health officials would tell the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512737/better-safe-sorry-new-health-policy
  8. Mercury warning issued for sushi

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in fish commonly eaten in Hong Kong. In releasing its regular food-safety report yesterday, the centre disclosed that two samples of kinme tai, or alfonsino, contained 1.4 parts per million ... health effects, but we would like to advise diners not to eat too much, especially pregnant women and young children.' A study published by the Medical Journal of Australia early last month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625022/mercury-warning-issued-sushi
  9. Health chiefs may set up food safety advice group

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Health officials said last night they would consider setting up a committee to advise the government on food safety issues. The Health, Welfare and Food Bureau disclosed ... and their inspection before they reach Hong Kong.' Media reports from Taiwan earlier alleged that a hairy crab imported from the mainland was found to contain 10 times the safe level of chloramphenicol, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517413/health-chiefs-may-set-food-safety-advice-group
  10. Comment - Letters

    Officials urged to launch campaigns to promote road safety in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attention to matters relating to road safety. Not long after arriving in Hong Kong from overseas two years ago, I noticed the near reckless attitude most motorists have towards pedestrians. Pedestrians are vulnerable road users, and yet in Hong Kong they are treated by motorists like dogs and chickens in a third-world country. They have to run to avoid oncoming vehicles. Often, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1016450/officials-urged-launch-campaigns-promote-road-safety-hong-kong

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