Many Hongkongers have worried recently that their spread was upping their risk of cancer. Photo: Shutterstock

What is lurking in your margarine and will it really give you cancer?

After Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog sounded a warning over levels of glycidol and 3-MCPD in spreads sold locally, we take a closer look at what they are and the risks they pose

Topic |   China food safety

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Many Hongkongers have worried recently that their spread was upping their risk of cancer. Photo: Shutterstock
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Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

Mary Ann Benitez

Mary Ann Benitez

Mary Ann Benitez is a veteran award-winning journalist. She has worked in print, TV and online. She now covers health, welfare and ethnic minorities issues in Hong Kong for the Post.