Food Safety

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

Melamine in Milk Products -- Again

Melamine in Milk Products — Again

Most expats probably remember the late 2008′s food safety scare regarding melamine in milk products (especially formula) causing kidney problems in hundreds of thousands of Chinese infants. Unfortunately, it seems that we still need to be concerned about milk products [...]

Green Grocers in China?

Green Grocers in China?

I read an intriguing post recently on the Global Times about a Greenpeace investigation into China’s foreign-owned supermarket chains. This Greenpeace “Supermarket List for China” ranked the 15 largest supermarkets based on categories such as pesticides and GM foods. The [...]

Fruits & Pesticides: Are Supermarkets Safe?

Fruits & Pesticides: Are Supermarkets Safe?

I’ve had a couple posts regarding pesticides and fruits, and have a follow up now. In early spring, Greenpeace China published results of their private testing of fruits in major markets in some cities, including Beijing, and found many pesticides. [...]

Organics: I Love...Walmart?!

Organics: I Love…Walmart?!

I find myself in an unexpected position here. As am American, I rarely considered Walmart a place to shop for general products, much less my groceries. I was fortunate to live in the natural paradise of Sonoma and San Francisco, [...]

Food Safety: Pesticides and Fruit

Food Safety: Pesticides and Fruit

The Hong Kong Center for Food Safety has a monthly Food Safety newsletter; this September has a good article about pesticides and fruit. One of their comments: Advice to the Public Fruits are an essential component of a healthy diet. [...]

Food Safety: Mooncakes Are OK

Food Safety: Mooncakes Are OK

Happy mid-autumn festival! I’m sure you’ve all done the required corporate handout of hundreds of over-wrapped mooncakes, yes? Perhaps even tried a couple? Well, in case anyone was wondering, they are actually a safe food to eat. The excellent resource [...]

Five Keys To Safer Food

Five Keys To Safer Food

The WHO (World Health Organization) is an invaluable public health resource. Their Food Safety group has a special program called “Five Keys To Safer Food”, a collection of posters and manuals in 50 languages that underly their global campaign to [...]

Food Safety: Proper Handling of Vegetables

Food Safety: Proper Handling of Vegetables

Wow, this Hong Kong public health site I just discovered over the weekend, the Centre for Food Safety, is just a treasure trove of high-yield and reader-friendly material! It’s the best government-run information I’ve seen which can materially help all [...]

Food Safety: Should Egg Shells Be Washed?

Food Safety: Should Egg Shells Be Washed?

I just discovered an outstanding website in Hong Kong, the Centre for Food Safety. It’s like the U.S. Center for Disease Control, except this website usually has much more relevant food safety information for us expats, as 95% of Hong Kong’s [...]

Food Safety in Beijing – Blog Review

» Blog Archive » Food Safety– Can’t let your guard down . From the best food blog (and book!) in Beijing, eileeneats.com, is the above link to her good review of food safety. It’s a good review of recent press [...]

What's on your vegetables and fruits?

Removing chemicals from our food | Jiang Gaoming – China Dialogue. The excellent environmental website China Dialogue has the above article discussing chemicals and pesticides on foods, and steps we can take to alleviate this problem. This issue got stirred [...]