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  1. 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 ...

  2. Lawmakers to finalise draft food safety law

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... responsible for agriculture, quality inspection, food and drug supervision, and industry and commerce report food safety incidents immediately to the health authorities, which in turn should report to higher levels without delay, hiding facts or destroying evidence. Health authorities above county level should organise treatment for victims of food safety incidents, while sealing ...

  3. HK food safety team calls for more rigorous testing system

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Paggie Leung

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Paggie Leung An expert panel in Hong Kong has urged food safety authorities to undertake a more systematic sampling of food products, as test results yesterday showed 90 more samples of dairy products were satisfactory. The Centre for Food Safety said the products tested included mainland-produced buns, biscuits, chocolates, soya drinks, yogurt drinks, ...

  4. Salty instant noodles pose health risks

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

    ... of salt and oil. According to a joint survey by the Centre for Food Safety and the Consumer Council, 13 types of instant noodles sold in Hong Kong are too salty, with Supreme Noodle wonton soup 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 ...

  5. Food-safety measures stepped up

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... to the task and that food safety was not just a public health issue, but also one that directly affected social stability. According to the Ministry of Health, 59 people died and 1,629 people were ... Ray Cheung The central government has ordered officials to step up efforts to improve the safety of the nation's food supply. The high-level directive comes as the mainland continues ...

  6. Manufacturer looks to RFID for food safety and quality

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They have to consider so many issues: price, packaging, perceived quality, brand preference, product availability, environmental concerns, and health and safety concerns.' In addition ... in different countries and regions.' Concern over the quality and safety of food has also reached near fever pitch. This has been heightened by recent food scares on the mainland. Western ...

  7. Centre warns of health risk in fermented food

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

    ... Celine Sun The Centre for Food Safety has reminded the public to avoid overindulgence in fermented foods to reduce intake of urethane, which may cause cancer, after the chemical was found ... 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. ...

  8. 45pc of dairies ordered to shut

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Nearly half of the dairies on the mainland have to shut down amid a nationwide review to clean up the scandal-ridden industry, according to the mainland's top quality supervisor. Of 1,176 dairy producers, only 643 dairy producing compa ...

  9. China Mengniu's shares fall 24pc

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... products when the regulator tested samples,' the report said. Mengniu has been involved in at least five food-safety incidents since 2008. Five months after the outbreak of melamine-tainted ... was not a health hazard. In April, 251 students in Yulin, Shaanxi, became ill after drinking Mengniu's UHT milk, which was produced in its Baoji plant. In a bid to ensure the quality ...

  10. Melamine found in eggs

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Melamine has been found for the first time in eggs sold in Hong Kong. The Centre for Food Safety will this week test samples of all eggs imported from the mainland. The centre ... Sunflower Crackers (Blueberry Cream Sandwich) was also found to contain excessive melamine. Secretary for Health and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said the discoveries had heightened concerns about wider ...




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