08 Apr '11, 6am

China "tainted milk" kills 3

BEIJING: Three people died and 34 were left ill in northwestern China from food poisoning believed linked to tainted milk, the government said, in what is the country's latest food safety scare. A preliminary investigation showed victims in the city of Pingliang suffered nitrite poisoning after drinking milk, a local government statement said. Nitrite is a chemical used to make dyes and to preserve meats. Two suspect dairy farms have been shut down and are being investigated, said the statement issued on Thursday. Pingliang is in Gansu province. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nitrite poisoning can result in nausea, dizziness, respiratory distress, loss of consciousness and seizures. Such safety incidents are routine for China's notoriously scandal-prone food industries, with the dairy sector a particular area of concern. The dairy industry ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

Tweets

Three babies have died and 36 people - mostly c...

straitstimes.com 08 Apr '11, 11am

BEIJING - THREE babies have died and 36 people - mostly children - fallen ill in China after drinking possibly tainted mil...

Chinese police say tainted milk that killed 3 kids was intentionally poisoned, suspect detained

Chinese police say tainted milk that killed 3 k...

straitstimes.com 11 Apr '11, 6am

Investigators found that nitrite, an industrial salt that can be deadly, was added to fresh milk from two dairies last wee...

WTH?!! >> China milk activist 'force-fed on hunger strike' (via ST iPh... #AOTA

WTH?!! >> China milk activist 'force-fed on hun...

straitstimes.com 07 Apr '11, 8am

File photo of Zhao Lianhai (centre) speaks to journalists in China's Hebei province in 2009. Speaking out for the first ti...

Chinese woman kills grandson after fortune-tell...

straitstimes.com 12 Apr '11, 5am

BEIJING - A WOMAN in eastern China killed her infant grandson by tossing him into a well after a fortune-teller told her t...

China woman kills grandson over zodiac sign: report

China woman kills grandson over zodiac sign: re...

channelnewsasia.com 12 Apr '11, 5am

BEIJING: A woman in eastern China killed her infant grandson by tossing him into a well after a fortune-teller told her th...

Work set to start on long-awaited China Disneyland

channelnewsasia.com 07 Apr '11, 11pm

SHANGHAI : Walt Disney Co. was expected to break ground Friday on mainland China's long-awaited first Disneyland theme par...

Straits Times: Cambodian ex-king returns from China #Cambodia #Sihanouk

Straits Times: Cambodian ex-king returns from C...

straitstimes.com 06 Apr '11, 12pm

Cambodia's former king Norodom Sihanouk (left) and his wife former queen Norodom Monineath wave from their car upon their ...

Oil prices mixed after China rate hikes

channelnewsasia.com 05 Apr '11, 9pm

NEW YORK: Oil prices edged lower in New York on Tuesday on rising US crude inventories and prospects of a Chinese demand s...

#Chine : Un nouveau scandale alimentaire : après le lait, les pousses de #soja.

#Chine : Un nouveau scandale alimentaire : aprè...

straitstimes.com 20 Apr '11, 10am

Chinese state media say authorities in a north-eastern city have found bean sprouts tainted with banned food additives to ...

3 dishes for 3 places - Yahoo!

3 dishes for 3 places - Yahoo!

sg.news.yahoo.com 31 Mar '11, 12am

Call this the longest hawker center in Singapore if you must but it is clearly a landmark in the Circuit Road area. It als...

China expands ban on Japan food - Straits Times: msnbc.comChina expands ban on Japan foodStraits TimesAn inspect...

China expands ban on Japan food - Straits Times...

straitstimes.com 09 Apr '11, 9am

An inspector from Hong Kong's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department demonstrates a screening for radioactive materials...

STOMP - Singapore Seen - China hawker couple attacked 3 patrons for taking extra ikan bilis

STOMP - Singapore Seen - China hawker couple at...

singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 14 Apr '11, 3am

took a portion of anchovies from a container that was placed outside a hawker stall in Clementi. Before they knew it, the ...

ST publishes 3 criticisms of GRC system! #sgele...

straitstimes.com 09 Apr '11, 3am

WHAT has happened to the group representation constituency (GRC) system represents a deviation from its originally noble i...

China posts March trade surplus

China posts March trade surplus

channelnewsasia.com 10 Apr '11, 3am

SHANGHAI: China said Sunday it had returned to a trade surplus in March after the world's number two economy posted its fi...