Supermarket chain ParknShop admitted in court yesterday that it sold oil fish instead of cod earlier this year.
The chain pleaded guilty in Kowloon City Court to nine charges of selling food not of the substance demanded by the purchaser.Tuesday, 20 November, 2007, 12:00am
ParknShop appeared in court yesterday over selling oil fish that caused more than a dozen people to fall ill. The fish had been labelled as cod fish. Nine outlets of the supermarket chain, which is owned by the A. S. Watson Group, have been summonsed over 'inappropriate labelling and selling food that was not demanded by the purchaser' between October last year and January.4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
The Centre for Food Safety issued two summonses yesterday against a frozen meat vendor in Tai Shing Street Market, Wong Tai Sin, after it allegedly sold oilfish mislabelled as cod. This follows the issuing of two summonses in April against ParknShop for the same reason.19 May 2007 - 12:00am
Pandas feel at home in Hong Kong
Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, accompanied by Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman, recently visited the park to share his feelings about the two pandas there.17 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Psychiatric patients deserve better deal
I'm writing in response to the article 'Job search futile for outpatients of psychiatric wards' (South China Morning Post, January 19).14 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Researchers at Chinese University yesterday called on fish importers to adopt a test to identify oilfish which they say is quick and cheap.
The university took 25 fish samples and, using the test, identified 10 as oilfish - a species which shops and restaurants have been selling as cod or white jade fish.7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Special Legco meeting told legislation will give government power to order recall of tainted products
Laws enabling the government to order a mandatory recall of tainted food will be introduced when the new legislative year starts in October.3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Q What do you think of infotainment noise levels on public transport?
I agree with legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing: The volume on all public transport 'infotainment' systems should be switched off.
For several years I rode the 960 bus from Hong Kong Island to Tuen Mun. The introduction of the bus TVs made my journey hell. All my protests to KMB were ignored.31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Indonesian authorities investigating how oilfish exported to Hong Kong was mislabelled as cod believe a government laboratory may have been asked by a Hong Kong importer to label it as cod.31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
No matter what the outcome of investigations into the sale of incorrectly labelled oilfish by supermarkets and restaurants, or whether a criminal case will ensue, the government will always ultimately be responsible for the safety of food in Hong Kong. Authorities must do their utmost to correct the failure of the net of protection to ensure chances of a repeat are minimised.30 Jan 2007 - 12:00am