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  1. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    'Rotten meat' firm licensed to supply to Hong Kong; lawmakers call for tests on mainland imports

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:42pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... McDonald's accused of using rotten meat in fast-food products Hong Kong lawmakers on Tuesday urged the government to step up safety tests on meat products imported from the mainland, with one legislator calling for “every batch” of meat to be tested from now on. Currently the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department only conducts sporadic tests on random samples of imported meat as long ...

  2. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:11am by Patrick Boehler

    ... the ingredient quality issue". DON'T MISS: 'Rotten meat' firm licensed to supply to Hong Kong; lawmakers call for tests on mainland imports The affected chains have so far said ...

  3. News - World - FOOD SAFETY

    British consumer watchdog to test for lamb takeaway meals for meat substitution

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:56am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Consumer watchdog to test samples from takeaway food vendors after 2013 data shows 43 out of 145 lamb meals tested contained alternatives like chicken or turkey Britain’s Foods Standards Agency (FSA) said it will begin a new round of tests on lamb takeaway meals from restaurants across the UK after the consumer watchdog found evidence of cheaper substitutes ...

  4. 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

    ... of an offending product, the amendment proposes that consumers be compensated three times the financial losses incurred as a result of food-related problems. Employees engaged in testing services who ... said Fan Zhihong, associate professor at the China Agricultural University's College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering. "It will deter anyone from providing false test ...

  5. News - Asia - FOOD SAFETY

    Fonterra pulls ‘DCD’ milk powder in Sri Lanka, disputes test

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 04:53pm by Reuters

    ... of the toxic agricultural chemical dicyandiamide (DCD), although it disputed the accuracy of the testing. It said two batches of milk powder had been removed from shops last month after Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health had said they tested positive for DCD, a nitrate inhibitor used in fertilisers. Sri Lanka also imposed a ban on advertising by Fonterra’s Anchor powder brand. But Fonterra’s ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    No testing planned despite recall of milk powder formula

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Ernest Kao and Emily Tsang

    ... Lo Wei, Ernest Kao and Emily Tsang Food watchdog says tracing should be done from source of contamination as call goes out for greater transparency on the problem No testing despite formula recall The government will not test milk products, despite one brand of baby formula recalling two batches of its products amid a scare over whey protein contamination in New Zealand. ...

  7. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Alarm as over 150 pig carcasses found in China's Gan River

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:07pm by AFP

    ... discovered in Shanghai's main waterway. The dead pigs were recovered from the Gan River in Jiangxi province, which supplies drinking water to the provincial capital, Nanchang, Xinhua said. Tests ...

  8. Business - China Business - FOOD SAFETY

    Wal-Mart recalls tainted donkey meat in China, eyes legal action

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 01:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Wal-Mart Stores said it has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals. It would take legal action against "responsible parties", the world’s largest retailer said. The US firm will reimburse customers who bought the tainted “Five Spice” donkey meat and is helping local food ...

  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Food safety scares prompt Chinese to press their own cooking oil

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:55am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... in December last year. Cui publishes full details of the production process online so customers know the quality of his product is assured. He also has the oil tested by quality controllers ... this is not supervised or tested, it is not allowed for sale as pre-packaged food and should be consumed as soon as possible,” Fan said.” Home-made oil enthusiasts such as Bian are, however, confident about ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Trans-fat found in mainland China milk formula brands

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI, Celine Sun

    ... Emily Tsang, Lo Wei and Celine Sun Laboratory tests commissioned by Post show three popular mainland infant milk brands contain levels of potentially harmful substances Trans-fat found in baby milk formula Three popular mainland milk powder brands contain trans-fat that experts say could lead to heart disease and should be avoided by infants, a laboratory test commissioned ...




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