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Food Safety in the People'S Republic of China

Improve baby-food safety standards

Japanese food products enjoy a good reputation for safety, one reason Japanese supermarkets are popular in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:27pm

Diners warned on toilet-roll napkins

Small restaurants in several mainland cities are putting diners' health at risk by giving them cheap toilet paper to wipe their mouths instead of more costly paper napkins, a newspaper expose has revealed.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Food inspections can only go so far

Mainland food scares have so affected perceptions of safety and quality that there are those among us who opt for alternatives when offered a choice. Given that 90 per cent of what we eat comes from across the border, that can sometimes be costly. An electronic system developed in Guangdong to track the supply chain for vegetables is therefore a welcome tool in helping restore confidence.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Call to make food safety a national security issue

China's top lawmakers have proposed making food safety a matter of national security after a nationwide inspection found major problems.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Taiwan toughens toxic food penalties

Taiwan has introduced stiffer prison terms for those found guilty of making and selling toxic foods, and raised maximum fines to NT$10 million (HK$2.7 million) per case in efforts to safeguard consumers and rescue the island's food industry after its worst food safety scandal in three decades.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Supermarkets welcome fillip for their efforts

Supermarkets may well have breathed a collective sigh of relief when the results of the Sunday Morning Post tests arrived in their inboxes last week.

Results from the food tests largely showed food-testing regimes undertaken by the major food providers were working well, with no traces of pesticides or significant heavy metal levels found in any of the foods tested.

8 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Police team will visit Japan to work on tainted dumplings case

Beijing will soon send a team of police officers to Japan at the country's invitation to investigate the food scare involving mainland-made dumplings, the product safety chief said yesterday.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing refuses to take blame for dumplings

Food poisoned outside country, claim officials

Chinese-made dumplings which poisoned 10 people in Japan were sabotaged, probably outside China, the mainland's quality watchdog and police said yesterday.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Experts hail approval of food safety law

The central government yesterday approved the first comprehensive law on food safety - a culmination of its recent food quality control campaign aimed at alleviating domestic and international concerns over substandard goods.

1 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

No problems with product quality at toy firms, says official

Only 5 per cent of toy producers in Guangdong have potential production problems, and these were not the primary cause of the recent US toy recalls, a senior provincial inspection official said yesterday.

1 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Risky food old news in Guangdong: survey

Most Guangdong residents have encountered unsafe food products, according to a survey released yesterday by the Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

8.8b yuan to be spent on food and drug safety

The central government will inject 8.8 billion yuan into infrastructure to improve monitoring of the food and drug industries following a series of scandals at home and abroad.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Safety fears result in new rules for fish importers

Tsang promises legislation to regulate food distribution

Tighter measures have been imposed on importing fresh fish to Hong Kong and food safety laws will be enacted to regulate food importers and distributors, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday.

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing defends quality of its food

After a series of contamination scandals, rare statement issued on safety standards

The mainland yesterday defended its food safety standards and guaranteed the quality of its exports, in rare public comments aimed at addressing rising international concern over its products.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Pig blood concoction tops worst-food list

Watchdog's list of top 10 fake and substandard products comes amid increasing discontent over food and drug safety

A top 10 list of substandard food cases for last year has been released by the state's quality watchdog, highlighting further threats to public health after revelations of similar problems with drug safety.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am