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September 25, 2017
Know More about Cross-Border e-Commerce of Food in China
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Exporting food to China is never an easy task. With the emergence of cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) platforms, Mainland consumers however can purchase overseas...
August 31, 2017
Can Hairy Crabs with Trace Amounts of Dioxins be Sold ?
Mid-Autumn Festival is coming soon (in less than two months) again! Apart from mooncakes, hairy crabs are also a seasonal delicacy for the festival every year. A...
July 29, 2016
Food Safety Management System Certification – Is it Necessary？
Many food firms who care about food quality and safety will seek for certification of e.g. ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), Hazard Analysis Critical C...
June 20, 2016
What is “Natural” Food?
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Apart from safe consumption, consumers are looking for food that is “natural”. In fact, more and more health foods labelled as “natural” can be found in the market.
However, what does the term “nat...
April 28, 2016
What Can Go Wrong with Sea Cucumbers?
There have been media reports from time to time about counterfeit and adulterated sea cucumbers. A restaurant located in Guangzhou is recently found selling “artificial sea cucum...
April 14, 2016
Aren’t Organic Foods Safer?
The Consumer Council announced earlier that some organic vegetables were found to contain pesticide residues and heavy metals. Excessive chlorpyrifos was detected in a sample of organic p...
March 30, 2016
Puffer Fish and Fish Maw
Centre for Food Safety recently detected “tetrodotoxin” (TTX) from two kinds of puffer fish maw. The government therefore instructed the trade to stop the sale of affected products, and call...
March 3, 2016
Beers and Pesticides
Munich Environmental Institute in Germany recently announced the findings of a surveillance project. German beer samples from 14 most well-known brands were all found to contain a pesticide “Glyp...
February 15, 2016
Are Boletoid Mushrooms Toxic？
It was reported earlier that few citizens felt unwell after consuming boletoid mushrooms imported from China. Some people may wonder, “Aren’t boletoid mushrooms edible?” The fact is that...
January 22, 2016
FDA Bans the Use of Three Specific Perfluoroalkyl Ethyl Substances in Food Packaging
Perfluoralkyl Ethyl Substances
Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) refer to a group of synthetic and stable chemical compounds, includin...
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