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  • Aug 22, 2014
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Ex-Fonterra boss forced to apologise after saying 'don't trust the Chinese'

The former chairman of New Zealand’s biggest dairy exporter has apologised for his remarks that the Chinese should not be trusted when doing business.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

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.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am

Gluttony for profit to blame for food scandals

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

The Chinese milk scandal: Why did some children die and some live?

Scientists have found a bacteria living in the gut that makes melamine more toxic – a finding that could explain why some children in China died and others lived after drinking milk tainted with the chemical in 2008.

15 Feb 2013 - 12:37am

Briefs, January 23, 2013

A Foreign Ministry spokesman yesterday called on Norway to take concrete steps towards improving bilateral ties, putting the onus on Oslo to mend relations, Xinhua reported. 

23 Jan 2013 - 4:53am

Organic expo ready for record turnout

Organisers of one of Asia's largest trade shows dedicated to natural and organic products are bracing themselves for a big influx of mainland buyers following a boom in organic product sales after recent food scares.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

More details of milk scam cash finally released

The association that set up a compensation fund for victims of the melamine-tainted milk scandal four years ago has released more details, as parents continue to call for more transparency in the distribution of money.

The China Dairy Industry Association, along with medical-reimbursement fund operator China Life Insurance, released the extra information on Monday.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am


Glazed and confused

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Disgraced dairy scandal officials given top jobs

Activists and parents reacted with anger and concern after reports that several senior officials found negligent in the melamine milk scandal had taken up important new posts even though many victims had yet to fully recover.

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Industry 'hijacked dairy standards'

Three years after a melamine-tainted milk scandal destroyed public confidence in the dairy industry, it remains the most fragile part of the mainland food sector, and is widely distrusted.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am