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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must impose checks on its pre-cooked meat imports

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:25pm by Albert Cheng

    ... tighter regulation of meat imports Last year, Forbes named McDonald's the seventh most powerful brand in the world. The brand value of the golden arches was estimated at a staggering HK$290 ... McDonald's has been implicated in an international food safety scare, as it was caught selling meat imported from Shanghai Husi Food Company, which an exposé revealed had repackaged out-of-date meat. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Hong Kong eyes new food-import regulations after 'rotten meat' scandal

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao

    ... Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao After a safety scandal in which McDonald's admitted to buying from a supplier selling rotten meat, new import regulations may be next New food-import rules on the table The government will review the regulation of cooked-meat imports after the "rotten meat" scandal that has engulfed McDonald's in Hong Kong and a mainland supplier. "We ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Increasing food imports will ease water and energy shortages, environment official says

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Increase food imports to save water, official says Food imports should be increased so the country can dedicate more of its scarce water supplies to energy production, ... either by producing synthetic natural gas or delivering power to eastern coastal markets through long-distance cross-country grids. China is already the world's top importer of soybeans ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Thai imports slump as economy struggles under military

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Larger than expected decline overshadows export rise as military tries to boost growth Thai imports slump as economy struggles Thailand's exports improved last month but imports tumbled sharply, highlighting the challenges faced by the military government as it tries to get economic growth back on track. Exports grew 3.9 per cent year on year, stronger ...

  5. 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

    ... fast-food chains, including McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Yoshinoya and Burger King had all passed as safe. However, it said it had sealed off 59 tonnes of Husi Food Company products imported from the mainland- all of which were from McDonald's. McDonald's has acknowledged it imported raw meat from a scandal-hit Shanghai Husi Food Company plant that has been found to have reprocessed ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald's Hong Kong imported meat from factory at centre of rotten food scandal

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:27am by Staff Reporters

    ... as they contained ingredients supplied by the food processing company at the heart of scandal. This comes after the Hong Kong’s government confirmed that McDonald's Hong Kong imported chicken and pork ... imports of food products from Husi Food Company, owned by the Illinois-based OSI Group. McDonalds said that the dishes included food ingredients supplied by Husi operations in Hebei province ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and China must close the door on import of illegal timber

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:10am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Wilson Lau calls on Hong Kong and the mainland to ban the import of illegal timber, especially as Chinese demand is exacerbating the problem Logging out Recently, a shipment ... that bans the trade in illegal timber, and places the onus on importers to make certain the necessary checks have been carried out all along the supply chain to ensure the wood is legally sourced. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    'Rotten meat' firm licensed to supply to Hong Kong; lawmakers call for tests on mainland imports

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:42pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety today said its records suggest that no meat from a Shanghai factory at the centre of a food safety scandal had been imported into the territory this year, as evidence emerged that tainted food was sold in Japan. After enquiries made by the Post, the Centre said it had no records of meat imports this year from the Shanghai Husi Food Company, which ...

  9. Business - Companies - FUEL

    Hong Kong biodiesel firms urge government controls on imports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... action on imports Hong Kong biodiesel makers are urging the government to regulate cheaper imports that they say are derived from less sustainable sources. The local firms welcome ... to remain elusive. They say it is impossible to compete with cheaper imported crop or palm-based biodiesel from Southeast Asia, where both land and labour are cheap, even though such oil has a far ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    How trade really adds up

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:00am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Not least because a country taking action to curb imports could easily damage its own exports. That is why breaking down where the value is created in a US$425 export matters. The Fung Global ... import statistics as a wholly Chinese product. That could hardly be further from the truth. The jacket was put together in China from parts (fabric, lining, trimming, stitching, buttons, labels ...




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