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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Sale of 40 tonnes of diseased pork sparks police inquiry

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Meat from diseased animals allegedly bought on farms, collected from roads, sold to restaurants Officials probe sale of tonnes of infected pork Two people ... provinces. Police in Nanjing county, Zhangzhou, detained a 44-year-old woman surnamed Lin and a 33-year-old man, busting an illegal operation in which 40 tonnes of pork was allegedly sold in three ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Company at centre of rotten meat scandal promises China division shake-up

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:43pm by Daniel Ren, Nectar Gan

    ... with rat, fox, mink, duck and pork. In 2008 it was discovered that at least six babies had died on the mainland after milk was contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine. One Shanghai ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Pig toll from Shanghai, Jiaxing rivers climbs above 12,000

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Tests reveal no abnormalities in Shanghai and Jiaxing water or in pork on sale, officials say Toll of pigs fished from rivers tops 12,000 More than 12,000 pig ... had intensified checks on pork sold in food markets and had not found any substandard products. They reiterated that monitoring results showed the quality of both the Huangpu water and tap ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    8,000 dead pigs taken out of Huangpu River

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Agriculture Ministry team arrives in Jiaxing and tells locals to 'spare no efforts' to ensure pork safety as more carcasses are found 8,000 dead pigs ... the safety of pork. He urged Jiaxing to cool off the incident as soon as possible and avoid the casual disposal of animal carcasses in the future. The ministry has also notified local governments ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rare superbug found in Hong Kong has never been detected in Asia before

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... as to why [the Sheung Shui] pork contains the drug-resistant bug." Humans can catch the superbug through eating uncooked pork or coming into contact with infected livestock, Ho said. But the risk of Hongkongers becoming infected remains low- as long as they only consume pork that has been thoroughly cooked, he said. The superbug, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium(VRE), ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    More than 7,500 dead pigs found in Shanghai's Huangpu River

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... In addition to closer monitoring of water quality, municipal food supervisors launched spot checks on pork in markets to prevent the use of dumped pig carcasses. In a statement on Sina weibo yesterday, the government insisted that water quality was normal, and no pork of unknown origin has been found in markets. The area where the carcasses were found was the source for nine water ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New swine flu virus found by University of Hong Kong researchers

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... is not expected to pose a significant health risk to humans as long as the pork they eat is well cooked. But a top researcher behind the study, microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung, warned it might mutate ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Pig carcasses in river result of weather and illnesses, not epidemic: officials

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan, MANDY ZUO

    ... pork may also have contributed to the rise in dumping, farmers from Jiaxing's Yongfeng village said. Pig sales are the biggest contributor to villagers' incomes. Gu Jinlin, who ... and butchering them for pork that was sold to the public. One of the suspects allegedly made about 8 million yuan (HK$9.9 million) in profit from the business, it said. An official from Jiaxing's ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Dead man's family claims bird flu cover-up by hospital

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... in Shanghai, the city government announced at a press conference on Tuesday, giving only his family name. He arrived in Shanghai in February to visit his parents-in-law and helped Wu Demao, a pork ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen hotpot found with high levels of preservatives

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... and supermarkets across the city, a popular dining destination for Hongkongers. The survey found the preservatives in beef tendon balls, pork balls, beef balls and mushroom balls, which the restaurants had ...



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