Malachite green, a banned veterinary drug, has been detected in a sample of Mandarin fish with pine nuts in sweet and sour sauce during a quality check at a restaurant by the Centre for Food Safety.Wednesday, 29 December, 2010, 12:00am
Beijing will target dangerous drugs and cancer-causing chemicals added to seafood and poultry in a campaign to ensure mainland agricultural products are safe for domestic consumption and export.26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
If those entrusted to make the big decisions for Hong Kong can put aside their fears and choose to be assertive next year, 2006 could go down as a turning point for health, not just in Hong Kong, but all of China.26 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Food laws are outdated or non-existent, says safety expert
Health experts advising the government on food safety yesterday urged officials to update laws to regulate residual chemicals in fish and the use of pesticides in vegetables.
But health minister York Chow Yat-ngok told legislators earlier that control of safety standards in vegetables was not a priority.21 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Freshwater fish supplies resume after scare
Local freshwater fish wholesalers received their first supplies from the mainland in nearly three weeks, following a suspension after tests in the city found traces of the cancer-causing fungicide malachite green and banned antibiotic nitrofuran in fish samples. The first shipment was four tonnes of carp from Zhongshan .17 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Supplies of saltwater fish from the mainland are expected to return to normal today after a four-day halt.
Chamber of Seafood Merchants chairman Lee Choi-wah said limited supplies of shellfish, crabs and shrimp resumed yesterday with the arrival of about 30 tonnes - 60 per cent less than normal.14 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Saltwater fish could be on sale tomorrow but freshwater stock for solstice in doubt
Seafood from the mainland could be back in Hong Kong's markets tomorrow after an agreement was struck yesterday for imports - halted since the weekend by a de facto ban - to resume today.
However, it could be another 10 days before imports of freshwater fish resume.13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
The government yesterday insisted the mainland's monitoring system for freshwater fish was effective after Guangdong cleared its fish farms of responsibility for the banned chemicals discovered in fish supplied to Hong Kong.
Guangdong authorities said their investigation suggested the contamination might have occurred at wholesale or retail level.9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Saltwater fish sales fell yesterday after samples were found to contain a cancer-causing antibiotic, but traders expect business to return to normal within days.
Freshwater fish traders were also given hope that supplies from the mainland, suspended more than 10 days ago, could resume soon.9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
Updated at 1.34pm: The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said on Tuesday it was tightening up registration rules at the Western Wholesale Food Market to help maintain the quality of freshwater fish there.
A department spokesman said that from Tuesday all visitors and vehicles to the market would now have to register.30 May 2006 - 12:00am