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Food and Drug Administration

China to make food and drug safety a top priority

The mainland's frightening list of food scandals that have killed and sickened untold numbers are the consequence of authorities' failure to take a responsible stand on safety and regulation. The State Council's decision to create a single agency to deal with food and drug regulation finally moves in the right direction.

Saturday, 16 March, 2013, 2:40am

China to set up food and drug agency after safety scandals

The NPC ministerial-level body, due to be approved within days at the annual session of the National People's Congress, will follow the example of the US Food and Drug Administration.

4 Mar 2013 - 8:46am 2 comments

Energy drink may be responsible for 13 deaths in US

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is investigating 13 deaths possibly linked to 5-Hour Energy, a so-called "energy shot" supplement, and is advising consumers to talk to their doctors before using any energy drinks.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

US to probe possible links between five deaths and Monster energy drinks

The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating five deaths and a heart attack for possible links to consuming Monster energy drinks, an agency spokeswoman said.

"I can verify that FDA has received five adverse event reports of death and one of heart attack possibly associated with Monster energy drink," the FDA spokeswoman, Shelly Burgess, said.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:44am

'Regulate pharmacy industry', United States told

The deadly meningitis outbreak in the United States blamed on a tainted drug has triggered outraged calls for tighter regulation of the pharmaceutical compounding industry.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:04am

An unhealthy way to deal with scandal

The public's long-held distrust of food and drug safety on the mainland was stirred once again this week by the exposure of toxic medicine capsules containing far more chromium than is allowed.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Amcham to help FDA offices check on goods

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will co-operate with a new committee that will establish standards before drug-testing agencies are licensed to examine and certify mainland goods bound for America.

Harley Seyedin, president of the American Chamber of Commerce South China, announced the formation of its consumer safety assurance committee yesterday.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Hotel takes the lead on food hygiene issues

The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers has many firsts to be proud of, but in 2006 it hit a milestone which changed the entire industry.

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Negligence and greed must not go unpunished

Nothing is more heartbreaking and infuriating than seeing little children needlessly harmed because of irresponsibility, negligence and greed. The milk-powder scandal which has hit the mainland is, therefore, a matter of the greatest concern. The delay in making the problem of tainted milk public is inexcusable.

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Huge quality inspection sweeps Guangdong cities

Hundreds of officials, headed by Vice-Premier Wu Yi , embarked on two days of spot checks on food safety and product quality in Guangdong yesterday in the biggest effort of its kind to hit the province, according to Guangdong officials.

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am