New food poisoning case hits China
Almost 300 people were hospitalized in Shanghai last week, after
suspected food poisoning by pork containing a banned animal feed
additive, the state media Xinhua reported on Friday.
China to revise infant formula standards
China's food authorities are revising standards on infant formula
in the light of recent research into infant nutrition.
South Korea recalls contaminated farm produce
South Korea has begun to recall tons of agricultural produce grown
on land near disused mines, after a survey found high levels of
lead and cadmium contamination.
Meat processors push for better traceability in China
Systems that trace meat from the farm to dinner tables are seeing
strong interest in China as the meat processing sector grows and
consumers become more concerned by food safety.
Fresh bird flu outbreak in Thailand blow to poultry sector
Thailand's poultry industry suffered a further blow yesterday as
agriculture officials confirmed a fresh outbreak of the H5N1 bird
flu virus in the northern province of Phichit.
Asian visitors find British food safe and of good quality
A vast majority of Asian visitors to the UK believe that the food
is safe and is great to eat, according to a survey by the country's
Fizzy drink makers fail to meet Chinese standards
Several small producers of carbonated drinks in China do not meet
the quality standards set by the country's food authorities,
according to a recent survey.
Singapore recalls Cadbury products
Singapore's food safety authority issued a recall of a number of
Cadbury's chocolate products made in the UK, following a major
recall by the company itself in the UK.
Greenpeace raises alert over pesticides in Guangzhou fresh produce
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace attacked the Hong Kong food
safety authority last week for failing to improve testing for
pesticides in fruit and vegetables imported from mainland China.
Shanghai raises bar for Chinese food safety
The Shanghai Food and Drug Administration is to make recalls of
spoiled or potentially harmful food obligatory for food
manufacturers under the first law of its kind in China.
China gears up for Japan's tough residue limits
China's ministry of commerce has issued guidelines to the country's
farmers and farm produce exporters on how to meet tough new
standards in Japan, one of China's biggest export markets.
Biacore targets China with food analysis kits
The Swedish supplier of food testing equipment, Biacore
International, is taking over from its sales agent in China and
launching a full business operation in the market.
China to monitor bird flu with RFID
An RFID tracking system designed to slow the spread of avian flu
will be tested this month by China's poultry industry, currently
facing flagging demand and low prices following several outbreaks
of the disease in different provinces.
Poultry consumption rebounds in Spain after Asian flu scare
A survey of the effects of bird flu on the Spanish poultry market
demonstrates the complex interplay between government intervention,
consumer concerns and industry reaction to a disease that has the
potential to cripple the sector.
China alerts consumers to Sudan Red
The banned colouring Sudan Red I has been found in chilli oil
produced by a Beijing company, the China Daily reported today.