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  1. Chicken treat for festival

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The daily import quota for live chickens from the mainland will be lifted for three days ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival to meet an expected surge in demand, the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau announced yesterday. Traders welcomed the move, which would last from September 15 to 17, but said the daily quota of 30,000 live birds should be increased as consumers were still worried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515280/chicken-treat-festival
  2. Safe railways are far more important than the nation's space programme

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... development. China has made great strides forward with its space programme, but with the rail networks we see no improvements. I believe it is more important to ensure safe journeys on our trains than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981028/safe-railways-are-far-more-important-nations-space-programme
  3. More quarries urged to cut back imports

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong should develop new quarries to meet the construction industry's heavy demand for rocks rather than rely on imports, says the government's most ... of rocks every year for construction work. By importing more than half of that amount from the mainland, the city was creating a large carbon footprint. 'They're not like rice or cotton. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980308/more-quarries-urged-cut-back-imports
  4. Poultry imports from S Korea halted

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Imports of poultry and related products, including eggs, from South Korea were ceased yesterday until further notice, a spokesman for the Centre for Food Safety said. The decision was taken following confirmation of two outbreaks of the H5N1 bird flu virus in the country. The centre was closely monitoring the situation. Hong Kong imported about 710 tonnes of frozen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734500/poultry-imports-s-korea-halted
  5. Recall of smoked salmon imports

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maryann Benitez Shops have been warned to remove from shelves a batch of smoked salmon imported from the US and possibly contaminated with listeria bacteria. The recall covers 6,140 85-gram packs of Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon Nova Lox with the lot number 01418. Listeria can cause serious and even fatal infections. Symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting and diarrhoea. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644902/recall-smoked-salmon-imports
  6. New import controls ensure supplies during bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong New controls on poultry imports from Guangdong have been adopted in an effort to stabilise supplies while safeguarding health during a bird flu outbreak in the province. Under the system, used during the two most recent cases, it is not necessary to suspend all imports every time there is an outbreak anywhere in the province. Previously the only approach was to suspend all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632259/new-import-controls-ensure-supplies-during-bird-flu-outbreak
  7. Safety more important than young cabin crew, poll finds

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... safety, ticket price, punctuality and the quality of service an important or extremely important concern. Three-quarters said the age of flight attendants was of little or no importance. Cathay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542871/safety-more-important-young-cabin-crew-poll-finds
  8. Food, drug import safety pacts aim to ease trade tensions

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing The mainland and the United States will sign two agreements on improving food and drug import safety today in a move to ease trade tensions between the two countries ... a strategy for improving the quality of US imports that would boost the number of American safety inspectors working on the mainland. Under the Import Safety Action Plan, mainland exporters would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619163/food-drug-import-safety-pacts-aim-ease-trade-tensions
  9. Suffolk poultry imports resume

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter The Centre for Food Safety announced yesterday that processing applications for importing poultry and poultry products from Suffolk in southeast England- which had an outbreak of H5NI bird flu six months ago- has resumed. 'In view of the control measures taken by Suffolk county and the fact that there are no other cases of avian influenza reported, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604107/suffolk-poultry-imports-resume
  10. Beijing targets 'tainted' US food imports

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Beijing is targeting imports of food and nutritional capsules from the United States following a flood of overseas complaints about tainted mainland food exports. The General ... at all levels should strengthen the inspection of imports of US food, and warned domestic importers to 'clarify food safety requirements in contracts to reduce trade risks'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596113/beijing-targets-tainted-us-food-imports

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