Food Safety

Food safety is such a big issue in China that it deserves its own category. Here are all articles regarding this topic.

Pollution: Air, Water, Food, Oh My!

Pollution: Air, Water, Food, Oh My!

I’ve discussed many wellness topics on this health blog, but the major interest, by far, is pollution. Everyone in China is very concerned about the safety of the air they breathe and the food and drinks they put into their [...]

New Baby Dilemma: What To Eat in China?

New Baby Dilemma: What To Eat in China?

I’m a bit sleep deprived these last few days, so please forgive me if I start to ramble. Everyone warned me that becoming a father would permanently destroy my eight hour sleep routine, and they were right. As a new parent [...]

Mid-Summer Heat, Beware All Meat!

Mid-Summer Heat, Beware All Meat!

We’re in the middle of the sānfútiān 三伏天, the three ten-day periods signifying the hottest days of summer. In the west we call it “dog days of summer” for reasons which escape me. But my point is that it’s hot. [...]

Food Safety: Open Invite For Forum

I’m glad to see that the Beijing Healthcare Forum is continuing to offer the occasional free lecture to the public. I’ve been invited back to their next meeting on July 18th at 8 pm, to discuss food safety. All are invited! [...]

Food Safety In China: New Slide Show

Food Safety In China: New Slide Show

I’ve recently updated my popular Food Safety presentation after presenting at the US Embassy, so I’d like to share it with a larger audience. You can watch the entire slide show below, full screen and without downloading, by clicking on [...]

Food Safety in China: The Basics

Food Safety in China: The Basics

The hottest topic on my blog, apart from air pollution, is always food safety in China. The newspapers are filled almost daily with the latest scandal, or a repeat of old scandals, and it’s a legitimate question to wonder just [...]

Don't Share Chopsticks! (If You Can Avoid It)

Don't Share Chopsticks! (If You Can Avoid It)

How many of you get a bit queasy in a Chinese restaurant when you watch everyone dipping and re-dipping into the shared dishes with their own chopsticks? Well, you’re not being a hypochondriac or showing Western cultural insensitivity — there [...]