Food Scandal

Mutton scandal gives Yum new China headache

A hostess waits for customers at the entrance of a Little Sheep hotpot restaurant in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Global fast food giant Yum is getting a new round of indigestion in its most profitable market from a new food safety scandal that gets my personal award for "grossest" scandal of the year.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 4:24pm

Most 'beef' sold at Hangzhou market is pork, report finds

Where's the beef?

Five in eight products labelled as beef at a Hangzhou market were discovered to have no beef content in them at all, according to random sampling tests conducted by a Zhejiang newspaper.

7 Apr 2013 - 7:16pm 1 comment

Coke stumbles, KFC bounces back

Chinese officials are accusing Coke of using handheld GPS equipment to illegally gather classified information. Photo: Reuters

Most of recent scandals are related to food safety, but the latest crisis confronting Coke comes on the completely unrelated area of national security. 

13 Mar 2013 - 11:28am

Gluttony for profit to blame for food scandals

Ikea pulls meatballs from 14 European countries after horsemeat was found in the product by Czech authorities. Photo: AFP

Up until two weeks ago, if you asked a viewer of the BBC or CNN to name the first country that comes to mind when they thought about food scandals, "China" would have very likely been the response.

2 Mar 2013 - 3:30am 1 comment