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  1. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    GM foods in limbo in China as safety certificates expire

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Rice-tasting events continue as developers await nod for commercial sales GM foods in limbo as papers expire Safety certificates for the only homegrown ... admitting a car is safe to run on the road but not giving it a licence plate," said Jiang Tao, senior engineer at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Genetics and Developmental ...

  2. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    China pledges ‘harshest penalties’ for food-safety violations

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 01:47pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... in place to punish transgressers China has vowed to hand out the “harshest penalties” to food safety violators and to further reform the food and drug safety administration, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday. Vice-Premier Wang Yang made the comment during an inspection tour of Beijing’s food safety monitoring centre on Friday, the news agency said. Food safety ...

  3. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Food safety law amendment promises to get tough on offenders and more generous to victims

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:41am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Amendment to national food safety law promises to get much tougher on offenders and increase compensation for victims of scandals Law revision may increase fines Lawmakers in Beijing are considering amending the law on food safety that promises tougher rules on food production, sales and supervision. This will be the first time the Food ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong trio detained for fraud in gutter oil investigation

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... in place for recycled engine oil. Kenji Wong Yiu-kwong, operations director of Champway Technology, another of the three recyclers, agreed that the city should introduce a licensing system where ...

  5. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Rotten-food-scandal-hit factory Shanghai Husi sacks 340 workers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:45pm by Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com

    ... and "shoulder the main responsibility for food safety". An unnamed administration official told news portal ThePaper.cn that the inquiry into Shanghai Husi was continuing and it was not known when ...

  6. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Shenzhen to impose HK$126,000 fines on companies that mislabel genetically modified food

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:24pm by He Huifeng

    ... this year. All businesses producing or selling GM food must register with the municipal food safety department and label the ingredients clearly. Though China has food labelling regulations in place, ... marks a further step towards strengthening control of GM food products, which have sparked controversy mainly over the safety of eating genetically altered food. Illegal and secret facilities ...

  7. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Gang of six arrested for illegally carbonating draft beer

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 06:09pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Five restaurant owners also detained, but no reports of anyone being made sick A gang of six people have been arrested in Meizhou, Guangdong province, for illegally carbonating draft beer with industrial carbon dioxide, the ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong 'gutter oil' map v4.0: Is your neighbourhood store on the list?

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:35am by Cedric Sam, Patrick Boehler

    ... by the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety. At the time of publication, companies on the list may have removed the tainted goods and may have stopped using the oil. Some of them contest the accuracy ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong plans tougher laws in response to 'gutter oil' scandal

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:46pm by Ernest Kao

    ... oil", recycled from restaurants and leather-processing plants, and sold it as edible oil. "The Chang Guann scandal has brought about increased awareness of the safety of edible oil," ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    McDonald’s misled Hong Kong food safety authority about rotten meat, says official

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 06:32pm by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Fast food giant told Centre for Food Safety that it had imported food from Hebei plant of troubled Husi Food Company, not Shanghai plant at centre of scandal Food safety authorities in Hong Kong say they were misled by McDonald’s during its investigation last week into whether rotten meat from a factory in Shanghai was sold to Hongkongers. Dr Lee ...




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