13 Sep '11, 1pm

Police in China have arrested 32 people for passing off 100 tons of used kitchen oil as new.

BEIJING - Chinese police have detained 32 people in a nationwide crackdown on "gutter oil," or old kitchen oil that has been illegally recycled, authorities said today. The campaign is part of an effort to clean up China's food safety record following several embarrassing scandals, including deadly infant formula and pork tainted with clenbuterol, a banned chemical that makes pork leaner but is harmful to humans. The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement on its website that police had seized 100 tonnes (90 metric tons) of the potentially harmful oil in 14 provinces. It said six workshops were closed, including one operated by Jinan Green Bio Oil Co, a business that claimed to be turning kitchen oil into fuel but that was actually churning out recycled cooking oil that it passed off as new. Recycled oil can contain carcinogens and traces of aflatoxin, a potentiall...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110913-0000978/Police...

Tweets

China arrests 32 over cooking oil scam

channelnewsasia.com 13 Sep '11, 6am

BEIJING: China said Tuesday it had arrested 32 people over the sale of cooking oil made from leftovers taken from gutters,...

Apparel Kitchen!

blogshopcity.com 13 Sep '11, 4pm

Singapore #1 Online Shopping Mall | SG BlogShop & Online SPREE Directory > BlogShop & Online Boutique Directory

PetroChina to boost biofuel production by 1.1 m...

green.autoblog.com 13 Sep '11, 1pm

world's third most valuable company as of the second quarter of 2011, says it will add 1.1 million tons of biofuel product...

More than 100 dead in Kenyan pipeline fire

More than 100 dead in Kenyan pipeline fire

straitstimes.com 12 Sep '11, 2pm

More than 100 people burned to death when a fuel pipeline burst into flames in a slum area in the Kenyan capital, police s...

Against all odds! Japan said it has a record 47...

todayonline.com 13 Sep '11, 12pm

TOKYO - Quickly greying Japan said it has a record 47,756 people aged 100 or older - most of them women. The Ministry of H...

Police arrest 92 people in Joo Chiat, Geylang r...

straitstimes.com 11 Sep '11, 11am

The police arrested 92 people on Sunday after raiding entertainment outlets along Joo Chiat and Geylang Road. -- ST PHOTO:...

A Huge Oil Palm Plantation Puts African Rainfor...

e360.yale.edu 12 Sep '11, 12pm

A Huge Oil Palm Plantation Puts African Rainforest at Risk As global agricultural companies turn to Africa, a U.S. firm is...

Ermenegildo Zegna Celebrates 20 Years in China

Ermenegildo Zegna Celebrates 20 Years in China

luxuo.com 13 Sep '11, 3pm

Year 2011 sees Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna celebrating its 20th Anniversary in China. To commemorate this occa...

China uses 9/11 to crack down on Xinjiang

channelnewsasia.com 11 Sep '11, 4am

BEIJING : Over the past decade China has used the global "war on terror" to jail thousands of ethnic Muslim Uighurs in the...