Pet Food

Business is booming for kennel owners as animals rule the roost

Playing mahjong was never Liu Min's idea of a fulfilling retirement. He wanted something to keep him busy - and he found it, or rather them. At 66, his world now revolves around dozens of wet noses and waggy tails.

Sunday, 29 January, 2012, 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: pet-food regulation

Looking for a weekly topic for this column has always been a serendipitous and spontaneous affair.

Occasionally there is some big news article that is begging for a veterinary opinion, but most other times I don't know what I am going to write about until I put fingers on the typewriter.

17 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Negligence and greed must not go unpunished

Nothing is more heartbreaking and infuriating than seeing little children needlessly harmed because of irresponsibility, negligence and greed. The milk-powder scandal which has hit the mainland is, therefore, a matter of the greatest concern. The delay in making the problem of tainted milk public is inexcusable.

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Talks held with foreign stores amid fresh recalls

The Ministry of Commerce, under pressure amid a continuing flood of product quality complaints, has held talks with big foreign buyers to enlist their help in restoring the international reputation of mainland products.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Move to shore up 'made in China' label

Product complaints spur creation of safety body

The central government has decided to set up a top food safety taskforce in an apparent attempt to restore worldwide faith in the 'made in China' label.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Labels put pet food makers in doghouse

Too many pets are overweight because animal lovers indulge them in rich food which leaves them unfit to do anything but lounge around indoors, the RSPCA warned.

It estimates one in three of Britain's four million pet cats and dogs are overweight and says pet food makers are partly to blame.

12 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

$3.2m payout on rabbit meat

A HONG KONG businessman who exported 148.8 tonnes of Chinese rabbit meat to Europe which was contaminated with pesticides and excrement was yesterday ordered to pay $3.2 million by the High Court.

The consignment, which had four times the level of pesticides allowed by the European Community, was ruled unfit for human consumption in Holland.

18 Nov 1994 - 12:00am