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  1. Food safety needs urgent action

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... safety on the mainland. A tragic example was the scandal involving milk with melamine added to it, which killed at least six children in 2008 and gave tens of thousands of others kidney problems. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737436/food-safety-needs-urgent-action
  2. Move to tidy up safety rules on baby products

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The United States, the European Union and Canada plan to establish a common set of safety rules on some infant products, moving a step forward to a harmonised global regime, according to a senior US government official. Instead of aligning existing safety requirements in different jurisdictions into one regime, the three parties intend to draft a one-for-all set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735495/move-tidy-safety-rules-baby-products
  3. Corruption threatens safety in toy factories

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Rampant corruption is undermining safety standards in the mainland's toy factories, which feed 80 per cent of global demand. According to Hong Kong owners of factories across the border, auditors employed to enforce standards are receiving bribes to turn a blind eye to the increasingly stringent safety standards demanded by foreign retailers. Beijing is in talks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719280/corruption-threatens-safety-toy-factories
  4. Death penalty cited in new food safety blitz

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The worst violators of the mainland's food safety rules could receive the death penalty in a tough new crackdown on such crimes, official state media said. Xinhua cited a joint notice issued by the Supreme People's Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Justice as saying severe or large-scale food safety cases must be strictly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724974/death-penalty-cited-new-food-safety-blitz
  5. Global food scares have tightened controls on HK import procedures

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the public still believe the government could do more to ensure food safety, while various local enterprises have suggested that the regulations were already tight enough and that the new rules ... were involved and to recall all the products that were possibly affected. The Council for Food Safety could not find all the information needed in one place or from a single reliable source. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697809/global-food-scares-have-tightened-controls-hk-import-procedures
  6. Elec-Tech promises to improve conditions and safety for workers

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Household appliances maker Elec-Tech International has vowed to improve safety conditions in the workplace and offered additional financial compensation to those disabled ... Misbehaviour (Sacom), about the poor safety record at its mainland plants, where frequent industrial accidents have left many workers with severed hands and fingers. Retail chain giant Wal-Mart Stores, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722911/elec-tech-promises-improve-conditions-and-safety-workers
  7. Wal-Mart launches inquiry into work safety at Elec-Tech

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Misbehaviour (Sacom), about the poor safety record at Elec-Tech's plants, where frequent industrial accidents have left workers with severed hands and fingers. 'As soon as we learned ... the victims of industrial accidents at Elec-Tech, provide training and information on labour rights to workers, set up a workers' committee to monitor the safety conditions, publish a checklist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722589/wal-mart-launches-inquiry-work-safety-elec-tech
  8. Strollers will have safety kits

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Maclaren (HK) will provide safety kits to owners of strollers worried that the stroller's hinge could cut off children's fingertips, the company said yesterday. ... to the risk. Mcquigg insisted that the company's strollers met or exceeded safety standards, provided that owners follow instructions correctly. Maclaren sells a few thousand strollers in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698067/strollers-will-have-safety-kits
  9. Food safety watchdog warns of harsh penalties for those using tainted milk

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tainted milk powder and used it to make other products, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on its website. An unnamed official from the National Food Safety Rectification Office, a cabinet-level committee headed by Health Minister Dr Chen Zhu that was established last year after a wave of food safety scandals, said the incidents highlighted weak links in food safety regulation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705310/food-safety-watchdog-warns-harsh-penalties-those-using-tainted-milk
  10. China in talks for rules on safety of toys

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang China, the European Commission and the United States are negotiating a common set of rules governing the safety of Chinese toys, top officials of the countries said yesterday. ... meeting safety requirements, said Wang Xin, director of supervision at the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. However, negotiations were difficult because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703636/china-talks-rules-safety-toys

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