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  1. Alert issued over deadly E.coli after baby boy falls ill

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... in 2001. Infections are usually linked to contaminated beef or dairy products. The Department of Health yesterday issued warnings to the public about the risks of undercooked minced beef after ... and dairy products. The bacteria killed several children in western Japan during a 1996 epidemic. Meanwhile, the Department of Health yesterday confirmed an imported case of dengue fever, which ...

  2. Local authorities to be held accountable for product quality

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing hopes to calm public concern over food and drug safety with the announcement yesterday that local authorities would be held accountable for the products made ... Administration (SFDA) said. 'Local governments should put food and drug safety on their daily agenda, and treat it as a major issue in the locality's political and economic development,' ...

  3. KFC apologises after banned cancer dye found in products

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Kentucky Fried Chicken has offered a public apology on the mainland after two of its products were found contaminated with the cancer-causing Sudan 1 dye. The company also ... of the toxic Sudan 1 dye on March 8. Mainland products from five brands of food and one brand of seasoning have been reported to contain Sudan 1 since Britain's Food Standards Agency announced ...

  4. Warning issued on tainted fish

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that can cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness. The centre also appealed to traders to stop selling the product, item No HC0500402. The product's expiration date is August 2, 2009. Consumers were warned not to eat the product even if it did not look or smell spoiled. ...

  5. New standards loom to ensure product safety

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the issue, this year. On January 1, Guangdong became the first province to move on the issue. Mr Wen also pledged to improve the oversight and control systems for product safety and to monitor ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing Premier Wen Jiabao renewed a pledge to improve product safety yesterday as he introduced measures to ensure Chinese-made goods meet international standards. In yet ...

  6. Mine had been told to cease production

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... miners, had been operating in defiance of a government order to halt production last month, it emerged yesterday. The order was issued by the Meizhou city government after another coal mine ... as saying. He blasted local authorities for granting the colliery a safety licence- one of the three licences required for production- in June, saying that they had made 'serious mistakes'. ...

  7. Mercury warning issued for sushi

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and poultry products it was 99.1 per cent. The main problem with the seafoods involved drug residues such as malachite green and nitrofurans, while that with the meat products was excessive ...

  8. Free-trade site still on the agenda

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is expected to issue a consultation document on the border zone's future in its Hong Kong 2030 study, which will outline the long-term development of the city. It is understood the government ...

  9. HK on alert as mystery animal bug kills nine

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) issued a warning yesterday- a day after it was notified by the Ministry of Health of the outbreak, which is thought to involve up to 20 patients, aged 30 ... and emergency departments 'to be vigilantly on the lookout for patients with similar symptoms'. It is the first time an alert has been issued to public hospitals to be on the lookout ...

  10. 'Not much' can be done about toxic fish: official

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Polly Hui

    ... of Health. The victims were treated at casualty wards and were discharged. Patrick Chan Siu-wah, chairman of the Hong Kong Chamber of Seafood Merchants, said the chamber had issued guidelines ...




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