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  1. Major floods put pressure on pork prices to rise

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Major floods in central regions have not only killed dozens of people, forced millions from their homes and cost billions of yuan in damage, they also have kept pork prices ... the cost, Xinhua reported. The price of fresh boneless pork rose 12.3 per cent last month to 19.56 yuan per kg, according to a survey by the National Development and Reform Commission. Pork prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600741/major-floods-put-pressure-pork-prices-rise
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cradle of Communist Party at centre of dead pig fiasco

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... as likely to be sold on the black market for pork as they were to be hurled into the nearest river. Lu Jun, Jiaxing's newly appointed party secretary, said pollution resulting from ... He Zhonghua, added that clearer government roles and responsibilities would contribute to a healthier hog industry and safer pork. At present, the Ministry of Agriculture overseas the raising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1204193/cradle-communist-party-centre-dead-pig-fiasco
  3. Voluntary surrender scheme for HK pig farmers is now available

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by pork and other pig meats. It offers financial compensation to people in the industry whose livelihoods might be affected. A spokesman for the department said people eligible for the voluntary ... linked to pig farms. Last July, Hong Kong experienced a major pork scare when a fatal disease caused by swine bacteria streptococcus suis broke out in Sichuan Province. At present there are 265 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550951/voluntary-surrender-scheme-hk-pig-farmers-now-available
  4. Sulfur dioxide found in 19 meat samples

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Nineteen meat samples contain sulfur dioxide at levels between 10 ppm and 2,100 ppm, the Centre for Food Safety said. The tainted 15 beef and four pork samples were among 272 fresh, chilled or frozen samples collected. The chemical is used as a preservative. Selling fresh, chilled or frozen meat with preservatives is an offence. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655480/sulfur-dioxide-found-19-meat-samples
  5. City Digest

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... samples fail safety tests Tests by the Centre for Food Safety found nine items that failed standards. A sample of sliced boiled pork with jellyfish contained salmonella; three samples of a condiment and a sauce contained plasticisers; a sample of rice with barbecued pork contained Staphylococcus aureus; a pork ball and a noodle fish contained illegal preservatives; and a frozen ling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980606/city-digest
  6. We must pay more for healthy, ethical food

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to a picture of pregnant pigs held in small cages than the number '4,800'- the global average litres of water required to produce 1 kg of pork. Public perception is a key factor that caused a famous fast-food chain to ask its pork suppliers to phase out the use of such cages. Traditionally, the space allotted to each animal was determined by productivity; now, animal health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994835/we-must-pay-more-healthy-ethical-food
  7. Eight sick after Ocean Park meal

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Eight visitors, including five members of a Korean family, fell sick after eating at Ocean Park yesterday. They complained of abdominal pain and then vomited after eating pork chop and rice for lunch in a restaurant. They sought help from park staff, who called for ambulances at 4.30pm. They were taken to Ruttonjee Hospital, where they were all discharged last night ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601628/eight-sick-after-ocean-park-meal
  8. Farmers panic as deadly pig virus spreads to 22 provinces

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... said the outbreak caused panic among pig farmers but denied it was the direct reason for a rise in pork prices. He said the mainland had identified blue-ear disease, or porcine reproductive ... could not meet demand. He denied the outbreak was directly linked to rising pork prices, and said the increase was the result of a rise in pig feed prices and the lack of incentives among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596508/farmers-panic-deadly-pig-virus-spreads-22-provinces
  9. More traces of cancer-causing chemical found in fish in HK

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... samples have been found to be positive. The revelations of cancer-causing chemicals in fish in Hong Kong come in the wake of other food scares in China involving pork and eel. Shenzhen has recently issued a pork recall because it was worried that some meat might be infected by the deadly Streptococcus suis bacteria, which has killed at least 38 people in China this year. Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514992/more-traces-cancer-causing-chemical-found-fish-hk
  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2013

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... that the best way to maintain a stable society is to respect each other, even when we have different beliefs and attitudes - for example, Muslims and Jews do not eat pork, but this is their culture, but do they ask for a law to ban others in Hong Kong eating pork? Polygyny and slavery were once encouraged by the Bible, but over the centuries this was proved wrong. Nothing is unchangeable, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1214789/letters-editor-april-15-2013

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