04 Aug '11, 5am

China arrests 2,000 in food safety crackdown

China arrests 2,000 in food safety crackdown

BEIJING: China has arrested around 2,000 people and closed nearly 5,000 businesses in a major crackdown on illegal food additives, the government said, after a wave of contamination scares. China launched the campaign in April following a spate of tainted food scandals -- included pork found on the market so loaded with bacteria that it reportedly glowed in the dark. Nearly six million food businesses have now been investigated and more than 4,900 shut down for "illegal practices", the government's Food Safety Commission said in a statement. Police have also destroyed "underground" food production and storage sites, and arrested around 2,000 suspects, it said, adding that anyone found breaking the law would be severely punished. China pledged to clean up its food industry after milk products tainted with the industrial chemical melamine -- added to give the appearance of h...

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2 years jail for man who broke in to Sakae Sushi store and stole cash register - with $2 in it

2 years jail for man who broke in to Sakae Sush...

straitstimes.com 04 Aug '11, 5am

A MALAYSIAN was given the minimum two years' jail on Thursday for housebreaking and theft of a cash register containing $2...

#Burglar gets 2 years' #jail -- for #stealing $2

#Burglar gets 2 years' #jail -- for #stealing $2

thecourtroom.stomp.com.sg 05 Aug '11, 6am

Burglar gets 2 years' jail -- for stealing $2 05 Aug 2011 SOURCE: The Straits Times A MALAYSIAN burglar – who targeted his...