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  1. 11 dead, scores sick, in Xinjiang food poisoning

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... out after a preliminary investigation. 'Up to now, no evidence has shown that the poisoning has anything to do with politics or ethnic issues.' Liang said there were no Han Chinese ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others fell sick on Friday in a massive case of food poisoning in the outskirts of Hotan in the restive ...

  2. Officials do U-turn over school lunch boxes

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Minutes after rejecting suggestions to ban the subcontracting of school lunch boxes to prevent a repeat of an incident in which 101 pupils suffered food poisoning ... paper presented to the panel said. Public concern was raised by an outbreak of food poisoning at a school in Tseung Kwan O on May 24, that occurred after pupils ate sushi in their lunch boxes. ...

  3. What's your poison?

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Karen Pittar, Tara Jenkins

    ... but only in small amounts. The heavy metals we hear most negative stories about - mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium - are not found naturally in the body and can definitely be poisonous even ... in sea life, eventually leading to severe mercury poisoning in local residents two decades later. In total, 500 people died as a direct result. Today, most people come into contact with small ...

  4. Bosses held over poisoned pet food

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from the State Council. The authorities will test food including cooking oil, flour, beverages and baby food, and producers that do not make the grade will lose their licences, the notice said. ...

  5. Poisoned diner launches food safety crusade

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... of the threat around them so they have to educate themselves,' she said. 'Even though I do not believe websites can solve all food safety problems, I don't think there are any ...

  6. Hope for victims of history's worst mass poisoning

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... the World Health Organisation estimates may die from the contamination. But the more immediate worry is that once the poison takes hold, and the ugly growths and disfigurement that are symptoms of arsenic poisoning become obvious, they will be cast out by their families. Kalpana Mondal is one of India's arsenic divorcees. A victim of arsenic poisoning after drinking contaminated water ...

  7. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong villagers' fury at children's lead poisoning

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at children's lead poisoning Local authorities in a remote town in northern Guangdong are being accused of covering up the severity of pollution in the area. Residents reject the official tally of only 18 severe cases of lead poisoning and say hundreds of children are suffering. In May, word spread online that many children in Xingzi township, Lianzhou, had tested positive for lead ...

  8. Two Henan pupils die from food poisoning

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Two students have died from food poisoning at Xinping Village Primary School in Lushi county, Henan province, and 156 other pupils required medical treatment. The children began ... health authorities have not determined the cause of the poisoning. There have been numerous fatal cases of food poisoning involving schoolchildren on the mainland recently, as well as incidents ...

  9. Metal spill weighs on city's success

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com The massive cadmium spill has again highlighted the mainland's widespread metal poisoning troubles and put the pollution problems caused by the rise ... with a population of 3.7 million, sits. In October 2008, a chemical spill left at least 450 people in Hechi poisoned with arsenic. Xinhua says there are at least 41 water-intensive smelters in Hechi, mostly ...

  10. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ANHUI Boy's suicide to avoid lessons A 16-year-old boy killed himself by consuming a poisonous substance because he did not want to take summer "cram lessons", the Xinan ... food poisoning Six foreigners and 114 domestic guests were sent to hospital with food poisoning symptoms on Sunday after eating a buffet breakfast at a luxury hotel in Sanya, Xinhua reports. ...




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