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  1. Room for cuts in pork prices, says watchdog

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Consumer body finds savings not being passed on to shoppers The Consumer Council says retailers of fresh pork have room to cut prices because the gap between wholesale and retail ... pork was HK$9.20 per catty on average in January 2007 and it increased to HK$10.80 in November. The price hit a high of HK$15 in March last year. Meanwhile, the retail price for pork ...

  2. Game plan

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Rabbit is a difficult meat to get right. It has very little fat so if it's cooked incorrectly, it can be dry and stringy. The legs are muscular and tough and benefit from slow braising while the loin is more like the breast of a chicken: i ...

  3. Pork of the town

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui This is a typical McDull story, and his goodness inevitably sees him embarking in a different direction When illustrator Alice Mak Ka-bik finished McDull Kung Fu Ding Ding Dong - Mak and her writing partner Brian Tse Lap-man's third McD ...

  4. HK farmers fear price of pork could drop by more than 10pc

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong farmers fear pork prices could drop by more than 10 per cent amid the global swine flu outbreak- even though the government gave an assurance yesterday that local pork products were safe to eat. 'The flu has certainly affected people's confidence in eating pork. Pigs may go unsold and prices would certainly fall,' said Simon Cheng Ka-shing ...

  5. HK not banning pork imports, citing low risk of infection

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong will not ban pork imports from Mexico and the United States, as there is little chance of being infected by eating the meat, the deputy food and health minister said. While the mainland's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has banned pork imports from Mexico, Texas, California and Kansas, which have been affected ...

  6. Pig farmers told falling pork prices could hurt livelihood

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Kelly Chan

    ... Fiona Tam and Kelly Chan Pig farmers on the mainland have been warned that the supply of pork on the mainland now outstrips demand. The price of pork, which began to drop from December last year, has now fallen so low the central government is taking note. This trend- coupled with the recent drop in demand due to people shunning pork since the outbreak of swine flu- could put ...

  7. Pork magnate detained in sweep

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Chongqing's massive crackdown on gangs has embroiled one of China's oldest and best known food and beverage brands, with the head of its joint venture in the western municipality put under police investigation. Wang Tianlun, the chairman of Chongqing Maling Jinpu Food, a pork producer 51 per cent controlled by Shanghai Maling Aquarius, was arrested on organised ...

  8. Beijing bans pork products from Mexico and three US states

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui China has banned pork products from Mexico and three states of the US in an effort to keep out the deadly H1N1 swine flu virus. The ban on the importation of pork and pork ... authorities said earlier that no cases of swine flu had been reported and that the virus could be killed by being heated to 71 degrees Celsius. It could not be transmitted by eating cooked pork ...

  9. Tsai escapes pork peril at album launch

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Mando-pop diva Jolin Tsai Yi-lin's release party for her latest album, Butterfly, nearly turned into a disaster when the petite Taiwanese singer dropped a cleaver at a pork-carving ceremony. In keeping with tradition, Tsai (left) officiated the cutting of a roasted pig to bring luck to album sales here. But as the chef handed her the big chopper, it slipped from her ...

  10. Osteria

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... the pasta course of carbonara mezze maniche (HK$160). The short tube pasta was lightly coated with a sauce of egg and cheese accented with salty, fatty bites of the traditional guanciale (pork ... with the saffron. I was too full from my pasta dish to put much of a dent in the main course of braised pork loin marinated in milk and fennel seeds (HK$250). The meat was pale and tender, having been ...




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