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Slaughterhouse

The truth about what you eat

This documentary on how food is made, not farmed, may disgust you if you watch it after dinner. But watched between meals, Food Inc is a timely reminder of what goes on in the food industry.

Sunday, 24 May, 2009, 12:00am

Big boys gobble up rivals in food chain

Zhang Degang knows only too well the increasingly cutthroat nature of the mainland food industry.

As China Yurun Food Group's point man for acquisitions, Mr Zhang has spent at least half of his time over the past eight years visiting thousands of pig slaughterhouses seeking out targets for his company.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Indian border cows get photo IDs in battle against smuggling

Indian farmers on the border with Bangladesh are being issued photo identity cards for their cattle to help combat rampant smuggling.

In West Bengal's Murshidabad district, most cows are now found grazing or ploughing with their cattle ID cards dangling from their necks or horns. The scheme was introduced earlier this year, but it is not yet compulsory.

20 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Ditching the comforts of city life to save cows from slaughterhouse

Francesca Au Yeung Sin-yue gave up her office job and comfortable city life to spend her time rounding up and rescuing cattle.

Dressed in an old shirt and wearing a farmer's hat, Ms Au Yeung looked the part as she watched her cows and buffaloes grazing in a New Territories field on a scorching summer day last week.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Rural leader threatens protest over poultry slaughterhouse

An outspoken rural politician yesterday threatened to mobilise hundreds of Sheung Shui villagers to join protests against the government's plan to build a poultry slaughterhouse.

1 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Abattoir rethink splits legislators

The government's decision to seek a site for a central chicken slaughterhouse in the New Territories rather than in urban Western district to reduce the risks from a bird flu outbreak has divided legislators.

10 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

High-speed chicken abattoir planned for Western

A regional abattoir capable of slaughtering 8,000 chickens an hour is being planned for Western District as the government's first step towards centralised slaughtering of poultry.

5 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Quarter of capital's pork is unfit to eat

Nearly a quarter of the pork being sold in Beijing is unfit for human consumption, according to checks on 22 supermarkets and stores.

Six of the 30 pork samples tested by the municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision were found to be tainted by excessive faecal coliform, the chemical trace that shows the meat has been polluted by the animal's excrement.

3 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Group blocks leather buyers

Animal rights activists in India are claiming that their campaign against the leather industry is having a huge financial impact.

26 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Slaughterhouse crackdown

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department raided an illegal slaughterhouse in Hung Shui Kiu, Yuen Long, seizing five live and two slaughtered pigs, which weighed a total of 650kg.

1 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Dead reckoning

An illegal slaughterhouse was shut after 200kg of pig carcasses were found in a van in Ta Kwu Ling.

11 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Meat safe

I refer to the report you ran on July 27, concerning the meat donation by Switzerland to North Korea.

13 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Tests on beef to double

Health inspectors will double tests on beef samples at a Yuen Long slaughterhouse linked to an E-coli scare.

Beef was normally tested twice a month, but this would be increased to twice a fortnight, said a Regional Services Department spokesman.

29 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Workers need hygiene hints

Workers from the privately owned Yuen Long abattoir linked to an E-coli O-157 infection had to be reminded to wash carcasses before and after the removal of internal organs yesterday.

28 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Fears harbour will be 'river of blood'

Untreated poultry blood could be piped into Victoria Harbour from the future main slaughterhouse in Western because of inadequate water treatment facilities, the Democratic Party warned yesterday.

Facilities in the Western Wholesale Food Market, being converted into a central slaughterhouse, were unable to handle the volume, members said.

25 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

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