Adulteration http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26126/all en China offers up to $48,000 reward for food safety informers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/china-offer-48000-reward-food-safety-informers China will offer up to 300,000 yuan ($48,200) as a cash reward to people who report on others who violate food safety laws, state media said on Tuesday, as the government tries again to crack down on a persistent problem.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/china-offer-48000-reward-food-safety-informers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration food Health Safety Food & Drink China Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:46:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734672 at http://www.globalpost.com Melamine tableware may leach chemical: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/melamine-tableware-may-leach-chemical-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 23 (Reuters) - Melamine, a chemical that sickened and killed babies in China when it tainted baby formula, can also leach off tableware and into food, according to a Taiwan study.</p> <p>But researchers, whose results appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine, warned that their findings don't prove that melamine is harmful to people in the amounts detected when study participants ate hot soup from melamine bowls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/melamine-tableware-may-leach-chemical-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Food and drink Triazines Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:15:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738105 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong to crack down on baby formula trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hong-kong-crack-down-baby-formula-trade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong moved Friday to stop people crossing into mainland China with large quantities of baby formula due to fears of shortages in the city before the Lunar New Year.</p> <p>Formula is popular with mainlanders because of concerns about the safety of food processed in China following a series of scandals, notably in 2008 when six babies died from drinking milk tainted with the chemical melamine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hong-kong-crack-down-baby-formula-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Business Chemistry Chinese milk scandal Entertainment Environment Health Politics Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:45:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742845 at http://www.globalpost.com KFC cuts suppliers after China chicken scare http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/kfc-cuts-suppliers-after-china-chicken-scare <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fast food giant KFC has cut more than 1,000 farms from its supplier network in China to ensure food safety after a scandal over tainted chicken hurt sales in the key market last year.</p> <p>The issue came to light when China's commercial hub of Shanghai and the northern province of Shanxi said in December that they were investigating KFC suppliers over claims of high levels of antibiotics in chicken.</p> <p>The food scare caused a six percent fall in the China sales of KFC's parent Yum! Brands in the fourth quarter last year, deeper than its previous estimate of a four percent decline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/kfc-cuts-suppliers-after-china-chicken-scare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Food and drink Yum! Brands AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:15:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766612 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong limits export of baby formula http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/hong-kong-limits-export-baby-formula <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Hong Kong regulation came into force Friday barring people from crossing into mainland China with large quantities of baby formula following chronic shortages which have fuelled anti-Beijing sentiment.</p> <p>Formula is popular with mainland Chinese because of concerns about the safety of food processed in China after a series of scandals, notably in 2008 when six babies died from drinking milk tainted with the chemical melamine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/hong-kong-limits-export-baby-formula" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Business Chinese milk scandal Entertainment Environment Health Hong Kong Politics Technology AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:45:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770671 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong cracks down on baby formula trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/hong-kong-cracks-down-baby-formula-trade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Hong Kong regulation came into force Friday barring people from crossing into mainland China with large quantities of baby formula following chronic shortages which have fuelled anti-Beijing sentiment.</p> <p>Formula is popular with mainland Chinese because of concerns about the safety of food processed in China after a series of scandals, notably in 2008 when six babies died from drinking milk tainted with the chemical melamine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/hong-kong-cracks-down-baby-formula-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Business Chinese milk scandal Entertainment Environment Health Hong Kong Politics Technology AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:16:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770697 at http://www.globalpost.com Dead pigs show dark side of China food industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/dead-pigs-show-dark-side-china-food-industry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of dead pigs in a Shanghai river have cast a spotlight on China's poorly regulated farm production, with the country's favourite meat joining a long list of food scares.</p> <p>As of Friday, the number of carcasses recovered in recent days from the Huangpu river -- which cuts through the commercial hub and supplies over 20 percent of its drinking water -- had reached more than 7,500.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/dead-pigs-show-dark-side-china-food-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Food and drink Law Zoology AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:00:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784235 at http://www.globalpost.com Shanghai finds another 800 dead pigs in river http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/shanghai-finds-another-800-dead-pigs-river <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shanghai fished another 809 dead pigs out of its main waterway on Friday, bringing the total carcasses found this week to 8,300 in a scandal that has spotlighted China's troubles with food safety.</p> <p>The swine effluent discovered flowing down the Huangpu river -- which supplies a fifth of the commercial hub's drinking water -- has added the country's most popular meat to a growing list of food items rocked by scandal.</p> <p>"As of 3:00 pm today, another 809 floating dead pigs have been fished out," Shanghai authorities said on their Weibo account, a service similar to Twitter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/shanghai-finds-another-800-dead-pigs-river" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration food Food and drink Food safety Law AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:30:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784525 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss baby formula 'adulterated by Chinese partner' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/swiss-baby-formula-adulterated-chinese-partner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Chinese partner of Hero Group, a major Swiss baby formula manufacturer, has been accused of adulterating Hero's production and a senior official has been detained, state media said Thursday.</p> <p>State broadcaster CCTV said the Xile Lier company had been mixing out-of-date formula with supplies imported under its partnership agreement with Hero, and the Chinese firm's "legal representative" had been held for unspecified "criminal activities".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/swiss-baby-formula-adulterated-chinese-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Chinese milk scandal Food and drink Technology AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796069 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss baby formula 'adulterated by Chinese partner' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/swiss-baby-formula-adulterated-chinese-partner-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Chinese partner of Hero Group, a major Swiss baby formula manufacturer, has been accused of deliberately mislabelling milk powder and a senior employee has been detained, officials said Thursday.</p> <p>Authorities in Suzhou in eastern China, where the Xile Lier company is based, said the firm had committed multiple offences, its "responsible person," Mou Jun had been arrested, and almost 25 tonnes of formula seized.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/swiss-baby-formula-adulterated-chinese-partner-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Business Food and drink Labor Law Milk Technology AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:00:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796317 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss baby formula 'adulterated by Chinese partner' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/swiss-baby-formula-adulterated-chinese-partner-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Chinese partner of Hero Group, a major Swiss baby formula manufacturer, has been accused of deliberately mislabelling milk powder and a senior employee has been detained, officials said on Thursday.</p> <p>Authorities in Suzhou in eastern China, where the Xile Lier company is based, said the firm had committed multiple offences, its "responsible person" Mou Jun had been arrested, and almost 25 tonnes of formula seized.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/swiss-baby-formula-adulterated-chinese-partner-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Business Food and drink Labor Law Milk Technology AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:31:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796430 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss baby formula 'adulterated by Chinese partner' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/swiss-baby-formula-adulterated-chinese-partner-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Chinese partner of Hero Group, a major Swiss baby formula manufacturer, has been accused of deliberately mislabelling milk powder and a senior employee has been detained, officials said on Thursday.</p> <p>Authorities in Suzhou in eastern China, where the Xile Lier company is based, said the firm had committed multiple offences, the person in charge Mou Jun had been arrested, and almost 25 tonnes of formula seized.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/swiss-baby-formula-adulterated-chinese-partner-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Business Food and drink Labor Law Milk Technology AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:46:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796670 at http://www.globalpost.com KFC China sales crash 36% in April on bird flu fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/kfc-china-sales-crash-36-april-bird-flu-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sales of fast food giant KFC in China slumped an estimated 36 percent last month, according to parent Yum! Brands, as consumers shunned chicken due to the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in humans.</p> <p>For Yum overall, which includes other restaurant chains such as Pizza Hut, Chinese same-store sales -- a measure of turnover in established outlets -- fell an estimated 29 percent in April, according to an exchange filing on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/kfc-china-sales-crash-36-april-bird-flu-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Food and drink Yum! Brands AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 20:12:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5836997 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese premier vows closer monitoring of baby formula safety, says it affects nation's future http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130531/chinese-premier-vows-closer-monitoring-baby-formula-safety-s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, China - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has vowed to tighten the monitoring of production of milk powder for babies and crack down on safety violators, saying the quality of infant formula affects the nation's future.</p> <p>Li's comments appeared aimed at trying to restore public confidence in China's dairy industry, which has been mired in product safety and image problems.</p> <p>Li told a meeting of Cabinet officials Friday that the quality of infant formula should be tested with the same standards used for medicines and that each step of the production process must be monitored.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130531/chinese-premier-vows-closer-monitoring-baby-formula-safety-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration Food and drink Milk Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 31 May 2013 15:01:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 5849504 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea pushes bill to enhance safety of imported food http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130617/s-korea-pushes-bill-enhance-safety-imported-food <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 17 (Yonhap) -- A group of 12 lawmakers are pushing to mandate foreign food makers or local importers to register information of their food with South Korea's food watchdog as part of efforts to enhance the safety of imported food.</p> <p>Foreign food makers or local importers are required to give information on location, manufacturing facilities and products to the minister of food and drug safety seven days before filing import declarations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130617/s-korea-pushes-bill-enhance-safety-imported-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration food Food and drink Safety Yonhap News Agency Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:30:14 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5858503 at http://www.globalpost.com