News tagged with cooking oil

Taiwan probes fresh tainted oil claim

Taiwan on Wednesday pulled several products from shelves over fresh allegations that they were contaminated with oil intended for animal feeds, in another food safety scare after a damaging "gutter oil" scandal.

Oct 08, 2014
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Taiwan probes tainted oil in latest food scare

Taiwanese health authorities said Friday they were investigating more than 200 companies which allegedly used recycled cooking oils obtained from restaurants in their products, in the latest food safety scandal to hit the ...

Sep 05, 2014
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Are raw food claims overcooked?

Eating only raw foods has emerged as a popular dietary trend. Proclaiming an emotive health message, it is enough to make you think twice before next adding heat to your food. But fear not – on the scales of health, there ...

Feb 20, 2014
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New rice contamination reported in China

Authorities are investigating rice mills in southern China following tests that found almost half of the staple grain in one of the country's largest cities was contaminated with a toxic metal.

May 21, 2013
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Summer sees a spike in chemical injuries in kids

Hydrocarbons, a chemical compound commonly found in household items from cleaning products to gasoline, are among the top 10 causes of pediatric poisoning deaths in the United States. A new study by researchers at the Central ...

May 06, 2013
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Shanghai finds another 800 dead pigs in river

Shanghai fished another 809 dead pigs out of its main waterway on Friday, bringing the total carcasses found this week to 8,300 in a scandal that has spotlighted China's troubles with food safety.

Mar 15, 2013
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Toxin found in Chinese milk

China has discovered excessive levels of a cancer-causing toxin in milk produced by one of the nation's leading dairy companies, the firm said, in the latest in a series of food safety alarms.

Dec 26, 2011
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China gives press more freedom -- for food safety

(AP) -- Toxic bean sprouts, filthy cooking oil, drug-tainted pork: The relentless headlines in Chinese media have churned up queasy feelings for months about the dangers lurking in the nation's dinner bowls.

May 15, 2011
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Risk of disease rises amid deadly Pakistan floods

(AP) -- Pakistan dispatched medical teams Monday to the deluged northwest amid fears that cholera could spread after the worst floods in the country's history that have already killed up to 1,200 people, an official said.

Aug 02, 2010
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