Supplier denies importing cooking oil containing carcinogen

Cans of cooking oil at Beidahuang Rice Industry Group in Tuen Mun. Photo: SCMP

A cooking oil supplier has denied an allegation in local media that it imported and distributed oil containing a carcinogen that exceeds international safety limits.

Thursday, 20 December, 2012, 4:36am

A bill of rights for mainland smokers, just to clear the air

China is a smoker's paradise. Despite efforts to limit or ban smoking in public spaces, smokers don't have much to worry about. Not even hospitals or schools have been able to uniformly ban legal carcinogens inside their buildings. In the few places where 'smoking' and 'non-smoking' sections exist, the division is usually just a fiction.

25 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Customs checks on Johnson's products

Customs said it was checking the situation regarding Johnson's baby shampoo and bath products after US consumer safety watchdog Campaign for Safe Cosmetics said some contained the carcinogens formaldehyde and dioxane. Customs' statement came after the products were withdrawn by some supermarkets in Taiwan yesterday.

16 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

What is it? Triethanolamine

Other names it goes by Ethanol, tea, trolamine, nitrilotris

What's it used in? Mascara, moisturiser, shampoo, shaving foam

What does it do? It's used to balance the pH levels and stabilise products.

Any controversy? Some research suggests it could be carcinogenic.

11 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Facts needed

A few weeks ago, the South China Morning Post carried many reports of the Government sweeping products from the shelves which contained stevia, a natural sweetener, for public safety.

The reason given was that someone had told officials it contained a carcinogen, although no actual research references were given.

15 May 2002 - 12:00am

Pray tell

How laughably ironic that Sarah Hart is so concerned about 'anti-smoking fanatics . . . imposing their views on me and the rest of the community' (South China Morning Post, May 27).

Pray tell, Ms Hart, what could be more imposing than when a smoker sends carcinogens into my lungs? GLENN BERKEY Quarry Bay

1 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Labelling bid

THE Consumer Council wants the Government to consider imposing labelling requirements on cosmetics makers after the council found some lipsticks contained a suspected carcinogen.

18 Aug 1993 - 12:00am