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  1. Public kept in dark

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Mainland authorities kept a deadly secret for nearly a year. A company making poisoned milk products was only shut down two weeks ago. The officials knew about the problem at the Shanghai Panda Dairy as early as last February. They did not tell the public. Background At least six children died last year from poisoned milk products. More than 300,000 became sick. The milk ...

  2. Contaminated noodles blamed as food poisoning kills four children

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this week. Three girls and a boy died from suspected food poisoning in Zhaotong's Lelong township on Monday morning, mainland media reported yesterday. The children aged between seven and 11, developed symptoms of poisoning after sharing a noodle snack on the way to school and died at around 9am, the City Times said. One died in the classroom while the others died while seeking medical ...

  3. Online sales pose unique danger

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... monitored, little attention is being paid to those on the mainland and overseas. The number of cases of people being poisoned by drugs such as diet and virility pills is in the dozens, ...

  4. Officials suspended over pig-feed expose

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consumer confidence following the melamine-tainted milk scandal three years ago that poisoned at least 300,000 children. Despite repeated tightening of food safety laws and crackdowns ... It is banned as an additive in pig feed on the mainland because it is poisonous to humans and can be fatal. The Ministry of Agriculture sent a team to Henan on Tuesday to investigate the accusations ...

  5. Beijing refuses to take blame for dumplings

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Food poisoned outside country, claim officials Chinese-made dumplings which poisoned 10 people in Japan were sabotaged, probably outside China, the mainland's ... Tokyo and Beijing having agreed to co-operate closely in the investigation as relations improve before a crucial visit to Japan by President Hu Jintao in April. 'The poisoning incident ...

  6. Market calls

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... was encouraged by a speedy company response to the crisis, which compared favourably with its slow, defensive handling of the melamine poisoning in 2008. Mainland authorities on December 24 said ...

  7. Plan for voluntary registration of food businesses to aid safety law

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... in fish and Sudan red in eggs. The bureau will discuss the scheme with the panel on Tuesday. The centre said almost 500 people had suffered from fish poisoning in the past three years - most from a toxin commonly found in reef fish. Fishy fish The Centre for Food Safety says ciguatoxin is the cause of most fish poisonings Number of people falling sick after eating fish in the past three ...

  8. Police team will visit Japan to work on tainted dumplings case

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the National People's Congress. 'I personally believe that this new discovery will have a positive impact on the in-depth investigation of the dumpling poisoning case.' It was not known ... the Asian neighbours and delayed President Hu Jintao's much anticipated visit to Japan. But mainland officials deny the poisonous dumplings have had any impact on the visit. 'Since both ...

  9. Sweeping food-safety law needed: watchdog

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... sales and consumption.' Food safety is a major dilemma on the mainland, with problems ranging from mass poisoning by overuse of agricultural chemicals to the widespread sale of fake ... The administration was set up last year in response to an alarming series of mass food poisonings. The central government hopes the watchdog can eventually function in a manner similar to the powerful US ...

  10. Officials get black mark on record for food scandals

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... reading. And just last month, 286 villagers in Hunan had to seek treatment for food poisoning after eating pork believed to have been tainted with clenbuterol, an additive that makes meat leaner. ...




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