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Food Additives

Preserved egg companies shut in toxic chemical scandal

Thirty companies producing preserved eggs have been closed by authorities in Jiangxi province after a media exposé that toxic chemicals were used to speed up production, the country's latest food-safety scandal.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 8:18am 3 comments

Healthy Gourmet: not all additives are bad for you

Modern chefs use ingredients such as pectin, guar gum and soy lecithin to make their life easier in the kitchen and achieve superior results in their preparations.Those ingredients are easy to use and can be of help to chefs at home, too.

30 Apr 2013 - 10:07am

CCTV report says KFC chickens are being fattened with illegal drugs

Fast-food giant KFC says it will co-operate with a government investigation into the chicken sold in its outlets after a China Central Television programme last night revealed that some of KFC's suppliers in Shandong had put illegal drugs in chickenfeed to make the birds gain weight faster.

19 Dec 2012 - 3:18am

'Dough-Stick Brother' bemused by fame

Three years ago, a Sichuan peasant named Li Gang set up an iron skillet and a few tables at an old residential block in Chengdu and started cooking deep-fried dough sticks - one of the most common breakfast foods for Chinese.

25 Nov 2012 - 3:58am

App of the Week: Food additive guide

Foodditive - Food Additive Guide


Rating 9/10

9 Oct 2012 - 9:44am

Bright Dairy in the firing line again, this time for cheese

For the fifth time in three months, the Bright Dairy and Food Co has been hit with a food-quality scandal, with the latest incident involving cheese with an additive that is banned for babies.

21 Sep 2012 - 9:14am

5,000 firms shut in additives crackdown

Beijing is hailing its efforts in the crackdown on illegal food additives, with a senior food-safety official telling state media that more than 5,000 companies have been shut down and more than 2,000 people punished.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills

Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by Russell Blaylock Blackstone Audio (audiobook)

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am