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China Food Safety

China's Latest Food Safety Snafu Involved Cooking Oil Made Of Gutter Waste

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

SHANGHAI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Wednesday jailed one man for life and sentenced more than a dozen to up to 15 years in jail for produ...

For the USDA, Chicken Is Just Politics

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

When you purchase chicken at the grocery store, you might have the perfectly reasonable expectation that the poultry you are buying was raised on an American farm, and that it was inspected by a government official. Well, lower your expectations.

Are Your Chicken Nuggets From China?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business

Where do chicken nuggets come from? The answer may not be straightforward following the Department of Agriculture's announcement on Friday that it has...

46-Year-Old Expired Chicken Feet Seized In Illegal Food Smuggling Bust

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

There's something fishy about these chickens. Chinese police have uncovered an illegal food storage site in China's southern city of Nanning that r...

What China Should Learn From America's Hot Dogs

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 06.07.2013 | Green
Fedele Bauccio

The industrialization of the American meat system has inarguably resulted in cheap hot dogs. But at what price? China should think hard about the consequences that will likely flow from adopting the U.S. factory farming model.

'China Has Been Unable To Clean Up Its Food Supply Chain'

AP | Posted 07.03.2013 | World

BEIJING — Chinese police have broken up a criminal ring accused of taking meat from rats and foxes and selling it as lamb in the country's lates...

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Dead Pig Count Keeps Rising

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green

BEIJING — The number of dead pigs found in a Shanghai river that provides drinking water to the Chinese financial hub has risen to 8,354, after ...

Liquid Gold?

Reuters | Grace Li | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

By Grace Li HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong introduced measures on Friday to tackle a shortage of baby milk formula as food-safety-cons...

China To Offer Up To $48,000 Reward For Food Safety Informers

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | Food

BEIJING, Jan 15 (Reuters) - China will offer up to 300,000 yuan ($48,200) as a cash reward to people who report on others who violate food safety la...

Chinese Food Safety Incidents Ignite Online Activism

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 08.15.2012 | Food

BEIJING — Shanghai grad student Wu Heng hadn't planned to become a food activist but he couldn't stop himself after reading a news story about c...

Mildewed Feed Behind Cancer-Causing Toxin In Milk

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | Food

BEIJING -- Mildewed feed given to cows caused the high levels of a cancer-causing toxin found in milk from China's biggest dairy company and a smaller...

Milk With Cancer-Causing Toxin Destroyed

AP | Posted 02.25.2012 | Food

BEIJING — China's biggest milk producer destroyed a batch found to have excessive levels of a cancer-causing toxin, in another safety scare for ...

Farmer Gets Death Penalty For Poisoning Rival's Milk

AP | Posted 12.09.2011 | Food

BEIJING -- A Chinese dairy farmer has been sentenced to death for lacing her rival's milk supply with industrial salt, causing the deaths of three you...

China Proposes Evaluating Restaurant Food Safety With Smiley Faces

Posted 11.21.2011 | Food

In China, vinegar, pork and milk have all been hit with contaminated food scares recently. To combat unsafe food in restaurants and delis, the State F...

Food Poisoning Strikes Chinese Schools

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Food

BEIJING -- Nearly 300 Chinese primary and middle school students have been sickened by unsafe food or water provided by their schools in five separate...

Chinese Food Safety Infractions Imperil Americans Too

Posted 10.31.2011 | Food

China's problems with food safety are well-known by now. Some ghastly food stories that have come of Guangzhou markets and Chang'an vendors have the m...

Antifreeze-Tainted Vinegar Suspected In 11 Deaths

AP | Posted 10.22.2011 | Food

BEIJING -- Vinegar tainted with antifreeze is suspected of killing 11 people and sickening 120 after a communal Ramadan meal in China's far western re...

China Orders Death Penalty For Food Safety Violators

AP | Posted 07.30.2011 | Food

BEIJING -- China's supreme court has ordered judges across the country to issue harsher sentences, including the death penalty, to people convicted of...

China Eases Censorship On Food Safety Muckraking

AP | By ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 07.16.2011 | Food

BEIJING -- Toxic bean sprouts, filthy cooking oil, drug-tainted pork: The relentless headlines in Chinese media have churned up queasy feelings for mo...

Chinese 'Toxic Milk' Father JAILED For Food Safety Protests

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A father who organized a support group for other parents whose children were sickened in one of China's worst food safety scandals was...

China Vows To Execute For Food Safety Crimes In New Crackdown

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

BEIJING — China warned Thursday that the worst offenders of food safety rules would get the death penalty in a new crackdown on an industry that...