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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Good riddance to bad rubbish: 15 tonnes of Husi-supplied McDonald's food buried in landfill

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:39am

    ... it. The Centre for Food Safety said it inspected import receipts for the past 24 months of another eight fast food chains – Pizza Hut, Starbucks, 7-Eleven, Subway, Yoshinoya, KFC, Burger King ... suggestions and study whether we can set up laws to better monitor imported cooked meat,” undersecretary for food and health Sophia Chan Siu-chee said on Monday. Under current law, importation ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legco fence is no barrier to people's right to hold protests

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... will be prevented between 11pm and 6am. Unruly behaviour is unusual at Hong Kong protests and the demonstrations and sit-ins at the forecourt have never been troublesome. But the recent occupation ... of areas and to ensure safety. Shifting trends mean modification is necessary. Authorities have determined a fence is now required in the Legco forecourt, but that cannot get in the way ...

  3. News - China - TAIWAN AIR CRASH

    Improve air safety, Ma Ying-jeou demands after deadly Penghu crash

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 03:01am by LAWRENCE CHUNG; ADRIAN WAN

    ... for greater air safety after crash Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday ordered transport authorities to improve flight safety, as the head of airline TransAsia Airways apologised to relatives ... The authorities must take swift action to strengthen flight safety," Ma said. "The Civil Aeronautics Administration must also provide effective measures to uphold aviation safety," he said ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Wal-Mart boosts China food safety budget threefold to 300m yuan

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Wal-Mart boosts food safety budget threefold Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, will increase its food safety budget in China threefold to 300 million yuan ... inspections and test more of its stores with its two mobile safety labs. China's food and grocery market, set to top US$1.5 trillion by 2016, is crucial for retailers like Wal-Mart and food ...

  5. 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 ... will be open to lawmakers' suggestions and study whether we can set up laws to better monitor imported cooked meat," undersecretary for food and health Sophia Chan Siu-chee said yesterday. ...

  6. Health Bites

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Curbing carbs lowers breast cancer risk Carbohydrates provide essential nutrients and energy, but eat them wisely. Eating more carb-rich foods, especially starchier ones such as white bread and pasta, may boost the ris ...

  7. Medicines found with toxic capsules

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com The selling of 13 commonly used drugs was halted at the weekend after state media reported that they were found to contain excessive levels of chromium. The order came from the mainland's drug watchdog, the State Food and ...

  8. 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

    ... food to the Hong Kong public over a four-day period this week. The Centre for Food Safety, which is conducting the probe, said yesterday that samples collected during 48 visits to various ... and repackaged rotten meat. Food safety officials are concerned that the acknowledgment came only after the government forced its hand by suspending all Husi imports originating from the mainland. ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Dirty doctor sent tawdry texts during surgery, Seattle health officials say

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:30am by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Dirty doctor sent tawdry texts, health officials say A doctor in America has been suspended after state officials discovered he was allegedly sending sexually explicit ... for his own sexual gratification, and may also have been exchanging sexually explicit texts with that patient, according to documents made public by the Washington Department of Health. In one ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald's issues fresh apology but refuses to answer questions on rotten meat scandal

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 02:57pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Safety launched a probe into whether McDonald's knowingly sold potentially tainted food from Shanghai Husi to the public over a four-day period last week. Video: China supplier of KFC, ... yesterday, the Centre for Food Safety last night said it had now sealed off 60 tonnes of ingredients supplied by Husi plants. It would supervise the chain as it disposed of remaining Husi ingredients ...




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