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  1. Food safety scepticism sets off warning bells

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of food safety rules, confidence in mainland food products remains worryingly low. Several surveys in recent months have shown that 70 per cent of mainland citizens would not buy mainland-made milk powder and about the same percentage said they had serious doubts about food safety in China. Another survey conducted late last year showed that those in the age group under 25 were far ...

  2. Mainland must restore confidence in food chain

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In recent months there has been fake wine and eggs, cancer-causing cooking oil, mouldy rice noodles, dyed mushrooms and dirty bean curd. Last year, the National Food Safety Regulating Work Office ... industry with the prospect of massive profits to match. Invariably, that means there is temptation to cut corners and flout food safety and hygiene standards. Add widespread environmental ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... understand the risk or threat to personal safety'. By politicising the system as it has clearly done in the case of the Philippines, it undermines it. If we are to take the system at face value, ...

  4. Food safety laws no more than words on paper, senior official says

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Sunday the leadership was 'very embarrassed' by the country's food safety record. Wang said tackling food safety would remain an arduous task, made more difficult by a shortage ... by food safety supervisors while trying to frame legislation. 'I once asked a supervisory department in Guangdong how quickly they could release regular food inspection results to the public ...

  5. Electric cars allay safety concerns

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Safety needn't be compromised in the design of electric cars, according to European crash testers. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV won a four-star rating in the Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) crash tests, alongside the Citro?n C-Zero and Peugeot iOn, that have the same design and safety equipment. The Mitsubishi plug-in's rating 'shows that a future five-star ...

  6. Motorcyclists who have accidents blame fate

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Many motorcyclists involved in traffic accidents believe that being ill-fated was a major factor in the crash, a Polytechnic University survey found. Some 920 motorcyclists, who had been driving for eight years on average, were asked to rat ...

  7. Safety first policy starts at street level

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... malls which have mushroomed in our city in recent times. While much-loved, the outdoor stalls are notorious for poor safety and lax management. The need for improvement was highlighted ... sub-letting stalls and using false information to obtain a hawker licence, will mean the hawkers responsible facing immediate cancellation. These are necessary steps to enhance public safety ...

  8. Flying the flag for safety

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... B-Class and C-Class Coupe, the Ranger Rover Evoque, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Beetle and VW up were awarded the top safety rating of five stars in the same tests. The Geely and MG6's results ... experiences and rapidly investing in better vehicle safety. 'Even with the upcoming increased demands, five stars are expected to be within reach soon.' The Geely Emgrand EC7's ...

  9. Safety, not money, matters

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... many passengers in its minibus three days before the crash but ignored the order. It is all about money, not safety. The mainland government must act now to prevent such a tragedy occuring again. Mainland public transport- particularly buses- is often heavily overcrowded. Laws must be introduced, with stiff penalties, to punish bus companies that exceed passenger safety limits. ...

  10. Safety outweighs our street culture

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the public safety of street markets, after those in Fa Yuen Street burst into an inferno in the early hours of Wednesday. The 200 stallholders have agreed to a raft of measures. They should apply ... doors, security guards and owners' corporations did the rest, not to mention the problematical fire safety of flats subdivided into cubicles. Less than six months ago illegally partitioned ...




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