A spinach scare in Australia has evoked memories of some of Hong Kong’s most unpleasant contaminated food mishaps – from bugs to horse meat and gutter oil. Photo: SCMP Composite.
A spinach scare in Australia has evoked memories of some of Hong Kong’s most unpleasant contaminated food mishaps – from bugs to horse meat and gutter oil. Photo: SCMP Composite.

Food frights: from bugs and rats to tainted horse meat — ‘devil’ spinach scare raises spectre of Hong Kong’s contaminated past

  • Potentially deadly contaminated spinach has been pulled from shelves across Australia
  • While most of Hong Kong’s food is imported, globalised supply chains have opened up the world to contamination fears

A spinach scare in Australia has evoked memories of some of Hong Kong’s most unpleasant contaminated food mishaps – from bugs to horse meat and gutter oil. Photo: SCMP Composite.
A spinach scare in Australia has evoked memories of some of Hong Kong’s most unpleasant contaminated food mishaps – from bugs to horse meat and gutter oil. Photo: SCMP Composite.
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