Gutter Oil

Jiangsu trial opens over US$10 million cooking oil scam

In Jiangsu 16 people have gone on trial accused of using waste from animal parts to make cooking oil. Photo: AP

A total of 16 people have gone on trial in China accused of a US$10 million scam that saw waste from animal parts used to make cooking oil, state media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 3 September, 2013, 8:12pm

Shanghai sees biofuel gold in recycled cooking oil

Shanghai plans to turn recycled cooking oil into fuel for vehicles. Photo: AP

Shanghai plans to turn recycled cooking oil, some of it seized by authorities, into an environmental asset by converting it into fuel for vehicles, state media said on Monday.

The Shanghai government plans to cooperate with a local university and six companies to produce biodiesel from used oil to power the city’s buses, taxis and trucks, the China Daily newspaper reported.

27 May 2013 - 5:08pm

China to make food and drug safety a top priority

Officers inspect milk powder in a shop in Tongzi, Guizhou. Photo: AFP

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.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am

Briefs, March 10, 2013

The authority and legitimacy of the 13 Taiwan deputies to the 12th National People's Congress was challenged at yesterday's open discussion panel by journalists from the mainland and Taiwan, including the official Xinhua news agency, Guangzhou-based newspaper New Express and Taipei's China News Agency. 

10 Mar 2013 - 6:56am

Letters to the Editor, January 3, 2013

A stronger PLA will be good for the nation. Photo: Reuters

Time almost stands still at Now TV

After reading the correspondence focusing on Now TV often showing repeats of BBC series, I am writing to say that this is too often the case and is widespread across English-language channels.

Now Broadband TV might transmit over the internet, yet is a company where time almost stands still.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:21am 5 comments

What the local media says

Henry Tang has broken his silence over C.Y. Leung's home

Sunday, Oriental Daily

Excessive plasticiser found in mainland-made sauces

29 Dec 2012 - 3:53am

Gutter oil find shows it's no time for complacency

Gutter oil find shows it's no time for complacency. Photo: AP

When the mainland media showed disgusting images of how cooking oil is processed and stored in some areas a few months ago, the Hong Kong public watched with a mixed sense of shock and relief. While it is astonishing to see kitchen waste dredged from restaurant drains and reprocessed for cooking, we are also grateful for our more stringent safety rules and surveillance here.

22 Dec 2012 - 1:57am 1 comment

Results of Hong Kong 'gutter oil' tests to be announced next week

An Apple Daily report on the police raid on a cooking oil manufacturer. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man said on Thursday that samples have been taken from about a dozen restaurants reportedly using contaminated cooking oil supplied by a Kwai Chung manufacturer.

14 Dec 2012 - 4:41pm 1 comment

City Digest, December 14, 2012

Failed gambler leaps from Macau bridge

A 22-year-old man who lost 20,000 patacas in a Macau casino grabbed a single chip, fled the building and jumped off the Macau-Taipa Bridge. Customs officers found him in the water and arrested him.

Raid on factory recycling 'gutter oil'

14 Dec 2012 - 3:50am

China Digest, October 22, 2012

China Digest, October 22, 2012


Autumn lovers in a jam

22 Oct 2012 - 4:13am

Supplies of chemical agent 7-ACA affected by use of 'gutter oil' in China

Supplies of a chemical agent used in making antibiotics have run low after a key supplier was found to have used raw materials contaminated with "gutter oil", a major mainland newspaper reported yesterday.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:49am

First thing China, August 23

Keywords: Lonely urban workers, gutter oil, Sinopec, hukou, India, Mengniu


Lonely Chinese V-Day for most young urban labourers

29 Aug 2012 - 3:06pm

Top court allows death penalty in 'gutter oil' cases

The Supreme People's Court says it is ready to hand down death sentences to serious offenders in 'gutter oil' cases in a bid to crack down on the rampant use of recycled cooking oil by restaurants and food processors.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Ban to curb 'gutter oil' operators

Shanghai has ordered restaurants to sell used cooking oil only to 'regulated teams' in a bid to stamp out 'gutter oil' - reprocessed oil linked to health risks.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am