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  1. Vegetables fail global metal test but given green light on HK index

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The lead in vegetables tested in a Baptist University study exceeded global standards by up to 2.8 times. But the levels were acceptable under Hong Kong standards which are 20 ... 'The standard of 6mg/kg is for all food products, but vegetables are more likely to absorb heavy metal than some other foodstuffs,' he said. The university also tested the samples ...

  2. Eggs from Germany to be tested for dioxin

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Food Safety said it had found possibly contaminated eggs imported from Germany in retail spots in Sha Tin, Wong Tai Sin and Hung Hom. It said samples had been taken to be tested for cancer-causing dioxin. Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said previously only 1 per cent of eggs in Hong Kong were from Germany. German authorities ...

  3. Legal test case looms on light pollution

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Joyce Ng Flat owners in a luxury Tsim Sha Tsui development are gathering evidence for what might be the first legal campaign in Hong Kong to dim a source of light pollution, which they say has affected the value of their properties. Abo ...

  4. German eggs, poultry to be held for tests

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for dioxin tests under emergency measures. Retailers have also been asked to halt sales of German eggs, and consumers are advised against eating eggs or poultry products from the country for about a week, pending the results of tests. The emergency measures have been taken despite assurances from the European Union that no contaminated egg or poultry products- except for consignments ...

  5. Tests confirm fears of Zijin mine neighbours

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of drinking water and soil, in test results from the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences. The samples were taken in Meixi and nearby Jingmei villages in Shanghang county last month ... added. Fishermen in downstream Haokeng also said an unusually high concentration of toxic heavy metals was found in samples taken from the river right after the spills, citing test results by two ...

  6. Quality tests find fewer faulty condoms

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Leaky condoms can still be found across the city but there are fewer of them than four years ago, according to the Consumer Council's latest findings. The council tested 10 ... compared with 0.19 per cent in tests carried out in 2005. Defective condoms gave users a false sense of security and failed in their role to prevent pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted ...

  7. A test of official concern for the 'little people'

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung. He is testing credibility by saying that a lengthy investigation is required because the accident occurred in a long lift shaft. Really? Does ...

  8. HK to test milk for melamine at border

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Paggie Leung

    ... of travel to the mainland. Last night, Macau officials said three food products had tested positive for melamine. They were Lotte's Koala's March soft milk chocolate- filled biscuit, Mengniu's wheat taste breakfast milk and Nestle Neslac Gold 1+ Growing Up Milk Powder. Kidney stones were found in the Hong Kong boy's left kidney after tests at a Hospital Authority centre. ...

  9. Mouth-ulcer gels recalled after tests find bacterial contamination

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... and supermarkets. The Department of Health initiated a recall after Prowin Laboratories, which markets the products, said on Tuesday that the batches had failed bacteria and mould tests. Jalogel-1 Gel ... thorough tests on all drug products from the same manufacturer. Hong Kong General Chamber of Pharmacy chairman Lau Oi-kwok said the gels were not too popular and sales had been quite low. He said ...

  10. It doesn't take a crisis to test competence

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of an outbreak, the government must be seen to have acted. However, the system of government is not only tested in times of crisis. People's perceptions of the government are often shaped ...




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