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  1. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Mooncakes face lab tests as ‘gutter oil’ scare spreads to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Phila Siu, Lawrence Chung

    ... Phila Siu and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Mooncakes face tests in gutter oil scandal The gutter oil scare deepened in Hong Kong and Macau yesterday after it emerged that another importer ... slaughterhouses- from an unlicensed factory. The Hong Kong importers are Dah Chong Hong, Synergy Foods, Angliss Hong Kong Food Service and Urban Food. "We have taken 46 samples for laboratory tests ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwanese firm at centre of ‘gutter oil’ scandal ordered to pull products

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 11:35pm by Lawrence Chung, Phila Siu

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Phila Siu All Chuan Tung lard oil ordered off the shelves in Taiwan after safety tests, while in Hong Kong, franchise takes curry dumplings off the menu ... from shop shelves, even if they passed food safety tests. The order followed reports that edible oil firm Chang Guann had blended "gutter oil"- illegally produced oil usually made ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Cafe de Coral says lard from Taiwanese ‘gutter oil’ firm used at its Hong Kong branches

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 06:16pm by TIMMY SUNG

    ... reassured the chain that other batches of lard oil it supplied did not come from Chang Guann, the spokesman said, adding that Cafe de Coral will conduct tests on lard oil being used at some of its 140 branches to verify it is safe. The situation has also been reported to the Centre for Food Safety. A spokesman for Lam Soon said the batch of lard oil had passed quality tests before being ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Some traders, eateries on 'gutter oil' list of shame protest their innocence

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 03:54pm by Phila Siu, Lai Ying-kit and Samuel Chan

    ... the government on any food safety issues. Hong Kong oil supplier vows to improve testing A major edible oil supplier in Hong Kong that bought lard from the scandal-hit Taiwanese firm Chang Guann has said it will expand the scope of its tests on lard products after the food scare. Lam Soon Group bought 1,312 15kg cans of the Chiba brand of refined blended lard from Chang Guann in February, and sold 360 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Starbucks and 7-Eleven in Hong Kong drawn into ‘gutter oil’ scandal

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 12:45pm by Phila Siu

    ... been given to independent testing organisations for tests. We have also returned the 0.9 tonnes of Chang Guann oil we had to Urban Food. We will be using lard imported from Holland to make ... but labouratory tests are being carried out to confirm that. Supermarket chain Wellcome has taken two Taiwanese food items off its shelves – Bull Head BBQ Sauce and Long Kow Traditional Tiny Noodles ...

  7. 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

    ... in edible oil. Local edible oil producers will need to ensure their products meet the legal standards and provide official certificates by independent testing institutions recognised ...

  8. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Bottoms up! Boss of 'gutter oil' firm drinks cup of cooking oil to prove it is safe

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:46pm by Emily Tsang, Lawrence Chung

    ... as 450 edible oil samples taken last year had passed safety tests. Not even a drop of our oil is unsuitable [for human consumption] Yeh Wen-hsiang Chiang Yu-mei, the deputy director general ...

  9. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwan orders food plant checks after cooking oil scandal

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Lawrence Chung

    ... "We have already sent the oil in question for testing and the result should be known as soon as today," she said. No complaints have been filed by anybody claiming serious illness from ...

  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong company probed after 'claiming animal feed oil was edible'

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:18pm by Emily Tsang, Timmy Sung and Lawrence Chung

    ... and May. The certificates said the oil was tested for acid value, aflatoxins and heavy metal and met all safety requirements, Chiang said. The administration said it had sought help from Hong Kong ...




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