Food Safety Focus

"Food Safety Focus" provides a channel of communication between the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) and the general public. Its main objectives are to arouse the awareness of the community on current food safety issues, both local and overseas, as well as the actions undertaken by the CFS in relation to these issues; to provide professional and easy-to-understand information on various food hazards and their public health risks and to promote food safety through enhancing communication with the food trade and public.

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Food Safety Focus (143rd Issue, June 2018) NEW
Risk of Eating Raw Foods Facebook Share PDF HTML
Update on Import Control on Japanese Food HTML
The Impact of Microplastics on Food Safety HTML
Prevent Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) through Replacing Industrially-produced Trans Fat HTML
Food Safety Focus (142nd Issue, May 2018)
Glycidyl Esters, a Harmful Substance, in Refined Fats and Oils Facebook Share PDF HTML
Metallic Contaminants in Aquatic Animals HTML
Follow-up on the Salmonella Contamination of US Eggs Incident HTML
Support the Second Hong Kong Population-based Food Consumption Survey HTML
Food Safety Focus (141st Issue, April 2018)
Review of Food Poisoning Outbreaks Related to Food Premises and Food Business in 2017 Facebook Share PDF HTML
Setting Maximum Level for Cadmium in Polished Rice HTML
Rockmelons and Listeria monocytogenes (LM) HTML
Minimising Food-related Choking in Young Children HTML
Food Safety Focus (140th Issue, March 2018)
Are Bolete Mushrooms Safe to Eat? Facebook Share PDF HTML
Metallic Contaminants in Food - Understanding Standard Setting HTML
Asian-style Soup Noodles: Half Sodium Came From Soup HTML
Phthalates in Food HTML
Food Safety Focus (139th Issue, February 2018)
Review of Food Incidents in 2017 Facebook Share PDF HTML
Reduction of Sugars in Prepackaged Foods and Beverages HTML
Observe Good Hygiene to Prevent Avian Influenza (AI) Infection HTML
Natural Toxins in Raw/Undercooked Beans HTML
Food Safety Focus (138th Issue, January 2018)
Powdered Infant Formulas (PIF) are Not Sterile – Salmonella is Not Acceptable Facebook Share PDF HTML
Reduction of Salt in Prepackaged Foods HTML
Lo-mei are High-risk Ready-to-eat Food HTML
Insects Eating and Food Safety HTML
Food Safety Focus (137th Issue, December 2017)
Sodium Content of Hong Kong Style Savoury Dishes Facebook Share PDF HTML
Understanding the “Salt/Sugar” Label Scheme for Prepackaged Food Products HTML
Hold and Test Arrangement of EU's Poultry Eggs Has Been Ceased HTML
Use and Misuse of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) in Foods HTML
Food Safety Focus (136th Issue, November 2017)
Patulin in Apple Juices Facebook Share PDF HTML
Five Keys to Food Safety and Antimicrobial Resistance HTML
Microbiological Quality of Locally Available Salads HTML
Clostridium Perfingens in Laksa HTML
Food Safety Focus (135th Issue, October 2017)
Hairy Crabs and Food Safety Facebook Share PDF HTML
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) from Food Safety Perspectives HTML
Follow-up on Fipronil Contaminated Eggs HTML
Brazilian Meats and Falsified Health Certificate Follow-up HTML
Food Safety Focus (134th Issue, September 2017)
Pesticide Fipronil Detected in Eggs Facebook Share PDF HTML
Metallic Contaminants in Edible Fungi HTML
Mysterious Metallic Colours on Meat HTML
Chloramphenicol Found in Frozen Buffalo Meat HTML
Food Safety Focus (133rd Issue, August 2017)
Edible Ice Contaminated with Coliform Bacteria Facebook Share PDF HTML
Cadmium: A Metallic Contaminant of Major Public Health Concern HTML
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Food Safety HTML
Safety of Genetically Modified Food (GMF) HTML
Food Safety Focus (132nd Issue, July 2017)
Learn More About Luncheon Meat and Sausages Facebook Share PDF HTML
Metallic Contaminants of Major Public Health Concern HTML
Nip Food Safety Rumours in the Bud HTML
The Antioxidant, TBHQ, in Instant Noodles HTML
Food Safety Focus (131st Issue, June 2017)
Abuse of Boric Acid and Borax in Foods Facebook Share PDF HTML
Metallic Contaminants: An Overview HTML
Nitrofurans in Tiger Grouper HTML
Cadmium in Asparagus and Lily Bulb HTML
Food Safety Focus (130th Issue, May 2017)
Ciguatoxins and Coral Reef Fish Facebook Share PDF HTML
Bacteria in Raw Meat vs Cooked Meat HTML
Raw/Partially-cooked Shellfish Including Blood Cockles -- Risky to Consume! HTML
Malachite Green in Fish HTML
Food Safety Focus (129th Issue, April 2017)
Review of Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Related to Food Premises and Food Business in 2016 Facebook Share PDF HTML
The Use of Food Additives in Meats HTML
Brazilian Meat Incident HTML
Food Safety Focus (128th Issue, March 2017)
Review of Food Incidents in 2016 Facebook Share PDF HTML
Pesticide Residues in Vegetables and Fruits Part II: Review on the Recommendations on Cleaning of Vegetables and Fruits HTML
Ways to Reduce Acrylamide in Home-cooking HTML
"Formaldehyde on Vegetable Strapping Tape" Rumour Busted HTML
Food Safety Focus (127th Issue, February 2017)
The Authenticity of Alleged "Fake" Rice Facebook Share PDF HTML
Pesticide Residues in Vegetables and Fruits Part I:Trends in Pesticide Residues Food Poisoning Risk in the Past Three Decades HTML
Certain Raw Oysters from France, Ireland and Scotland Contaminated with Norovirus HTML
Chloramphenicol Found in a Batch of Local Live Pigs HTML
Food Safety Focus (126th Issue, January 2017)
Red Fermented Rice and Food Safety Facebook Share PDF HTML
One Health and Food Safety – From Farm to Table HTML
Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Food HTML
Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamases (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Food HTML
Food Safety Focus (125th Issue, December 2016)
Dioxins, Dioxin-like Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Hairy Crabs Facebook Share PDF HTML
What is One Health? HTML
Soft Ice-cream and Food Safety HTML
Aluminium-containing Additives in Foods Can be Reduced/Replaced HTML
Food Safety Focus (124th Issue, November 2016)
Salmonella in Vegetable Salad Facebook Share PDF HTML
Dioxins and Dioxin-like Polychlorinated Biphenyls – What are They? HTML
Watch Out for the Sugar Content in Sweet Soups HTML
Calcium Oxalate in Taro-like Plants HTML
Food Safety Focus (123rd Issue, October 2016)
Parasites in Fish for Raw Consumption Facebook Share PDF HTML
Understanding Food Labels – Food Allergens HTML
Aflatoxins in Mooncakes HTML
Toxins in Crayfish Causing Rhabdomyolysis HTML
Food Safety Focus (122nd Issue, September 2016)
Prohibited Veterinary Drug (Salbutamol) Residues in Pigs Facebook Share PDF HTML
Understanding Food Labels – "Best Before" VS "Use By" Dates HTML
Eating Puffer Fish – A Kiss of Death HTML
Cancer Risk from 4-Methylimidazole in Soy Sauce is Low HTML
Food Safety Focus (121st Issue, August 2016)
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Contamination in Prepackaged Flour Facebook Share PDF HTML
Nutrient Profiling and its Application HTML
Mineral Oils in Chocolates HTML
Microplastics in Seafood HTML
Food Safety Focus (120th Issue, July 2016)
Glyphosate in Oats Facebook Share PDF HTML
The Coat on Fruits – Wax? HTML
Brucellosis and Lamb Products HTML
When It Comes to Salt, Not All Soups are Created Equal HTML
Food Safety Focus (119th Issue, June 2016)
Truthful Nutrition Labels Help Make Informed Food Choice Facebook Share PDF HTML
Raw Oysters, Stay or Out? HTML
Disposable PET Bottles and Food Safety HTML
Lethal Cyanide in Raw Apricot Kernels HTML
Food Safety Focus (118th Issue, May 2016)
Raw Aquatic Food Products – A Source of Pathogens and Parasites Facebook Share PDF HTML
Putting an Effective Food Safety System in Place – HACCP for Food Businesses HTML
Mussels Contaminated with Diarrhetic Shellfish Toxins HTML
Follow-up on Perchlorate in Tea Leaves HTML
Food Safety Focus (117th Issue, April 2016)
Pesticide Residues in Vegetables Facebook Share PDF HTML
HACCP – An Effective System to Improve Food Safety HTML
Puffer Fish Maws Contain Deadly Tetrodotoxin HTML
The True Colour of Egg Yolk HTML
Food Safety Focus (116th Issue, March 2016)
Review of Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Related to Food Premises and Food Businesses in 2015 Facebook Share PDF HTML
Group 1 Carcinogens in Food – Alcoholic Beverages HTML
Perchlorate in Food HTML
Be Cautious When Buying Wild Mushrooms HTML
Food Safety Focus (115th Issue, February 2016)
Review of Food Incidents in 2015 Facebook Share PDF HTML
Group 1 Carcinogens in Food – Are You Eating Them? HTML
Heavy Metals in Dried Scallops HTML
Glowing Bacteria in Meat HTML
Food Safety Focus (114th Issue, January 2016)
Antibiotics and Food Safety Facebook Share PDF HTML
Group 1 Carcinogens in Food – Is Consuming Processed Meat as Dangerous as Smoking?! HTML
New Fish on the Block – GM Salmon HTML
Don't Eat or Serve Chinese Yu Sang (Raw Fish) HTML
Food Safety Focus (113th Issue, December 2015)
Processed Meat, Red Meat and Cancer Facebook Share PDF HTML
Overview of Food Safety Risks of Oysters HTML
Bringing Food into Hospital? Watch Out for Listeria! HTML
Probable Human Carcinogen in Cherry Brandy HTML
Food Safety Focus (112th Issue, November 2015)
Toxic Glycoalkaloids in Potatoes Facebook Share PDF HTML
Cancer-causing Chemicals in Fats and Oils HTML
Sugar in Popular Chinese-style Beverages HTML
Leftover Vegetables Not For Infants HTML
Food Safety Focus (111th Issue, October 2015)
Online Shopping and Food Safety Facebook Share PDF HTML
More About Fats and Oils – Quality and Safety? HTML
Acrylamide in Dark Brown Sugar HTML
Malachite Green and Fish HTML
Food Safety Focus (110th Issue, September 2015)
Cyanides and Food Safety Facebook Share PDF HTML
Fats and Oils – What Are They? HTML
Are Insects Safe to Eat? HTML
Total Ban on the Import and Sale of Taiwan Edible Oil Still in Force HTML
Food Safety Focus (109th Issue, Aug 2015)
Frozen Foods - Are They Safe? Facebook Share PDF HTML
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): Use it or Loathe it? (Part II) HTML
Anything Wrong with "Weird-looking" Fruits? HTML
Microbiological Quality of Sushi and Sashimi HTML
Food Safety Focus (108th Issue, July 2015)
Health Benefits of Fish Consumption Facebook Share PDF HTML
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): Use it or Loathe it? (Part I) HTML
The Colouring Matter Curcumin in Thai Durian HTML
Food Safety Focus (107th Issue, June 2015)
Pesticide Residues in Tea Products Not Complying with the Standards in Taiwan Facebook Share PDF HTML
Role of Sweeteners in Reduction of Sugar Intake (Part II) HTML
Bacteria and Parasites in Raw Crabs HTML
Food Safety Focus (106th Issue, May 2015)
Cold-smoked Salmon and Listeria monocytogenes Facebook Share PDF HTML
Role of Sweeteners in Reduction of Sugar Intake (Part I) HTML
Dichlorvos in Salted Fish HTML
Hepatitis A and Berry Products HTML
Food Safety Focus (105th Issue, April 2015)
Review of Food Poisoning Outbreaks Related to Food Premises and Food Business in 2014 Facebook Share PDF HTML
Using Hormones in Poultry Production? HTML
Hepatitis A and Food HTML
Import of Raw Oysters from Donegal County, Ireland Banned HTML
Food Safety Focus (104th Issue, March 2015)
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) Toxins in Geoducks Facebook Share PDF HTML
Scientific Substantiation of Health Claims in the European Union HTML
Excessive Cadmium in Dried Mushroom HTML
Use of Sorbic Acid in Food HTML
Food Safety Focus (103rd Issue, February 2015)
Review of Food Incidents in 2014 Facebook Share PDF HTML
Evaluation of Health Claims on Formula Products and Foods for Infants and Young Children HTML
Bacillus cereus in Bottled Fermented Beancurd HTML
Excessive Cadmium in Oysters HTML
Food Safety Focus (102nd Issue, January 2015)
Atropine and Scopolamine in Foods Facebook Share PDF HTML
Nutrition Claims on Formula Products and Foods for Infants and Young Children HTML
Dimethyl Yellow in Dried Beancurd Products HTML
Regulatory Approaches of Sale of Oilfish and Escolar HTML
Food Safety Focus (101st Issue, December 2014)
Reduction of Dietary Sodium (Salt) and Sugars in Hong Kong Facebook Share PDF HTML
To Eat or Not to Eat After Expiry Date? HTML
Plant Growth Regulators in Bean Sprouts HTML
Total Diet Study Report on Dietary Minerals Intake in Hong Kong Adults HTML
Food Safety Focus (100th Issue, November 2014)
Updates on Prohibition of Imports and Sale of Edible Oils and Their Products from Taiwan Facebook Share PDF HTML
Food Colours: Devil or Friend (Part III) HTML
Pesticide Residues in Vegetable Samples HTML
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Food Safety HTML
Food Safety Focus (99th Issue, October 2014)
Substandard Lard and Its Products from Taiwan Facebook Share PDF HTML
Food Colours: Devil or Friend? (Part II) HTML
Excessive Mercury in Swordfish Products HTML
Hydrocyanic Acid in Australian Raw Apricot Kernels HTML
Food Safety Focus (98th Issue, September 2014)
Ebola Virus Disease and Food Safety Facebook Share PDF HTML
Food Colours: Devil or Friend? (Part I) HTML
Aflatoxins in Pistachio from Italy HTML
Listeria in Danish Sausage HTML
Food Safety Focus (97th Issue, August 2014)
Bacillus cereus in Processed Food Facebook Share PDF HTML
Carcinogens in Food HTML
E. coli O26:H11 in Raw Goat Milk Cheese from France HTML
Sugars in Beverages, Desserts and Bakeries HTML
Food Safety Focus (96th Issue, July 2014)
Brominated Vegetable Oils in Beverages Facebook Share PDF HTML
Food, Carcinogens and Cancer -- Part II HTML
Keep School Lunches Safe HTML
Outbreak of Salmonella Associated with Organic Sprouted Chia Powder in the US HTML
Food Safety Focus (95th Issue, June 2014)
Heavy Metals in Dried Vegetables Facebook Share PDF HTML
Food, Carcinogens and Cancer -- Part I HTML
Boric Acid in Rice Dumpling HTML
Food Safety Advice for Travellers and Pilgrims to Middle East HTML
Food Safety Focus (94th Issue, May 2014)
Listeria monocytogenes in Cheese Products Facebook Share PDF HTML
Slow Cooking and Food Safety HTML
Glass Fragments in Italian Almond Pastry HTML
Undeclared Allergen (Peanut) in Almond Cracker Imported from Korea HTML
Food Safety Focus (93rd Issue, April 2014)
Review of Food Poisoning Outbreaks Related to Food Premises and Food Business in 2013 Facebook Share PDF HTML
Different "Waves" of Cooking HTML
Only Consume Plants Known to be Safe HTML
Food Safety Focus (92nd Issue, March 2014)
Review of Food Incidents in 2013 Facebook Share PDF HTML
Barbecued Food and Food Safety HTML
Azodicarbonamide in Bread HTML
Sulphur Dioxide and Food Allergy HTML
Food Safety Focus (91st Issue, February 2014)
4-Methylimidazole (4-MEI) in Cola Drinks Facebook Share PDF HTML
Home-cooking Methods and Food Safety HTML
Food Safety Practices in Preparing Poultry and Poultry Eggs HTML
PSP Toxins and Arsenic in Geoduck HTML
Food Safety Focus (90th Issue, January 2014)
Oyster and Food Safety Risk Facebook Share PDF HTML
Toxins in our Mushrooms? HTML
Nuts and Aflatoxins HTML
Import Control for Avian Influenza HTML
Food Safety Focus (89th Issue, December 2013)
Reduction of Trans Fat in Foods Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Toxins in Our Honey? HTML
Risks and Benefits of Fish Soup Consumption HTML
Copper Complexes of Chlorophyll and Chlorophyllins in Food HTML
Food Safety Focus (88th Issue, November 2013)
Cottonseed Oil and Food Safety Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Toxins in Our Fruits and Vegetables? HTML
Bluefin Tuna Caught off California Coast Detected with Radioactivity HTML
Cooking Temperature and the Use of Halogen Oven HTML
Food Safety Focus (87th Issue, October 2013)
Fukushima Nuclear Incident - Updated Response Actions of the Centre for Food Safety Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Must Moulds be Heinous? HTML
Caffeine in Coffee and Milk Tea HTML
Coliforms in Edible Ice HTML
Food Safety Focus (86th Issue, September 2013)
Clostridium botulinum in Powdered Formulae for Infants and Young Children Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Gateway for Safe Genetically Modified Foods HTML
Low Level of Radioactivity in Japanese Dried Mushroom HTML
Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis in the United States HTML
Food Safety Focus (85th Issue, August 2013)
Trans Fats in Infant Formula – Avoid the Unavoidable? Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Blemish on Genetically Modified Foods or Not? – Take a Closer Look HTML
Cadmium in Fan Scallop HTML
Mad Honey Poisoning and Grayanotoxins HTML
Food Safety Focus (84th Issue, July 2013)
Ciguatoxin Poisoning and Coral Reef Fish Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Are Genetically Modified Animals Chimera? HTML
Milk Product with Total Bacterial Count Exceeding Limit HTML
Heavy Metals in Lime-preserved Eggs HTML
Food Safety Focus (83rd Issue, June 2013)
Cadmium in Rice and Rice Products Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Genetically Modified Food – Hopes and Worries HTML
Date Palm and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus HTML
Maleic Acid in Starch-containing Food Products HTML
Food Safety Focus (82nd Issue, May 2013)
Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus and Food Safety Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Genetically Modified Food – Out of Pandora's Box? HTML
Do Not Pick and Eat Wild Mushrooms HTML
Food Safety Focus (81st Issue, April 2013)
Reduce Salt/Sodium Intake to Prevent High Blood Pressure Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Added Choline, Taurine and Nucleotides in Formula Products – Are They As Good As They Claimed? HTML
 Chocolate Eggs with Plastic Pieces HTML
 Undeclared Allergen (Peanut) in Korean Mixed Soybean Paste HTML
Food Safety Focus (80th Issue, March 2013)
Review of Food Poisoning Outbreaks Related to Food Premises and Food Business in 2012 Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Micronutrients in Formula Products and Prepackaged Foods for Infants and Young Children HTML
Horse Meat in British Beef Lasagne HTML
Dicyandiamide (DCD) in New Zealand Milk Products HTML
Food Safety Focus (79th Issue, Feburary 2013)
Review of Food Incidents in 2012 Facebook Share  PDF HTML
DHA in Formula Products for Infants and Young Children — More is Not Better HTML
Plasticiser in Distilled Spirits HTML
Food Safety Focus (78th Issue, January 2013)
Benzo[a]pyrene and Gutter Oil Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Macronutrients in Infant Formula HTML
Regulation of Energy Drinks and Adverse Health Effects HTML
Food Safety Focus (77th Issue, December 2012)
Eating Raw Oysters – "Caveat Emptor" Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Check out Nutrition Label to Reduce Sugars Intake from Breakfast Cereals HTML
Nutrient Content of Infant Formulae HTML
Food Safety Focus (76th Issue, November 2012)
Benzo[a]pyrene in Korean Instant Noodles Facebook Share  PDF HTML
Cut down Sodium Intake from Crispy Chips with Nutrition Label HTML
Concerns on Energy Drink HTML
Genetically Modified Corn Tied to Cancer? HTML
Food Safety Focus (75th Issue, October 2012)
Listeriosis and Pregnancy Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Want to Get Less Fat from Instant Noodles? Count on Nutrition Label HTML
Avoid Endocrine Disruptors in Food HTML
Good Health Starts with Low Sodium Diet HTML
Food Safety Focus (74th Issue, September 2012)
Iodine in Infant Formula Facebook Share   PDF HTML
More on Mycotoxins in Food HTML
Plastic Pellets, POPs and Marine Fish HTML
Food Safety Focus (73rd Issue, August 2012)
From Kobe Beef to Import Control of Meat in Hong Kong Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Aflatoxins in Food HTML
Salmonella in Powdered Formula HTML
Recreational Shellfish Harvesting HTML
Food Safety Focus (72nd Issue, July 2012)
Vibrio vulnificus in food Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Mycotoxins in Food – An Introduction HTML
Total Diet Study on Pesticide Residues HTML
Tetrodotoxin in Grilled Grouper Snack HTML
Food Safety Focus (71st Issue, June 2012)
Understanding Pesticide Residues in Crops Facebook Share   PDF HTML
More on Shellfish Poisoning Toxins HTML
Undeclared Food Allergen Found in Pizza Ingredient HTML
Formaldehyde in Fresh Vegetables HTML
Food Safety Focus (70th Issue, May 2012)
Tracking Dietary Sodium Facebook Share   PDF HTML
From Algae to Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning HTML
Expiry Date: Safety Vs Quality HTML
Radioactivity Detected in Japanese Green Tea Leaves HTML
Food Safety Focus (69th Issue, April 2012)
Review of Food Poisoning Outbreaks Related to Food Premises and Food Business in 2011 Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Ciguatoxins, Fish and Food Poisoning HTML
Caramel Colourings in Cola Drinks HTML
Food Safety Focus (68th Issue, March 2012)
Review of Food Incidents in 2011 Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Food Safety HTML
Consuming Undercooked Pig Liver May Cause Hepatitis E Infection HTML
Food Safety Focus (67th Issue, February 2012)
Aflatoxins in Milk Facebook Share   PDF HTML
The Fowl, Avian Flu and the Food HTML
Assessing the Risk of Pesticide Residues in Vegetables HTML
Food Safety Focus (66th Issue, January 2012)
Total Diet Study on Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Zoonoses and Food Safety HTML
Opium Poppy Capsules and Spicy Hotpots HTML
Food Safety Focus (65th Issue, December 2011)
From "One Drop of Incense" to Flavourings Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Process Contaminants in Fermented and Acid Hydrolysed Food HTML
Staphylococcus aureus in Frozen Dumplings HTML
Food Safety Focus (64th Issue, November 2011)
Lean Meat Agents in Meat Products Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Dry-heat Cooking and Process Contaminants HTML
Copper in Oyster HTML
Listeria monocytogenes in Cantaloupe HTML
Food Safety Focus (63rd Issue, October 2011)
Vegetables and Chromium Contamination Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Process Contaminants in Food HTML
Use of Caustic Soda in Sea Cucumber HTML
Nitrite and Nitrate Levels in Bird's Nest HTML
Food Safety Focus (62nd Issue, September 2011)
In Search of Safe Shrimp Sashimi Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Pesticides of Relatively Low Risk to the Public HTML
Red Tide and Food Safety HTML
Nitrites in Blood-red Bird's Nest HTML
Food Safety Focus (61st Issue, August 2011)
Have You Taken Enough Iodine? Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Obsolete Pesticides - What Is Wrong? HTML
Mushroom Poisoning HTML
Food Safety Focus (60th Issue, July 2011)
Plasticisers and Food Safety Facebook Share   PDF HTML
What are Plant Growth Regulators? HTML
Outbreaks of Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli Infection in Germany and France HTML
Food Safety Focus (59th Issue, June 2011)
The Abuse of Plasticisers in Food Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Pesticides and Pests HTML
Bisphenol A (BPA) in Coca-cola Cans HTML
Nuclear Incident and Seafood Safety HTML
Food Safety Focus (58th Issue, May 2011)
Radioactive Contamination and the Food Chain Facebook Share  PDF HTML 
Right Chemical for Right Food at Right Level – A Key for the Use of Food Additives HTML 
Calcium Oxalate Food Poisoning HTML 
Food Safety Focus (57th Issue, April 2011)
Food Safety Responses to Nuclear Power Plant Incident in Japan Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Abuse of Certain Chemicals as Food Additives HTML
Leanness-enhancing Agents in Pork HTML
Canola Oil and Food Safety HTML
Food Safety Focus (56th Issue, March 2011)
Reveiw of Food Poisoning related to Food Premises and Food Business in 2010 Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Radiation and Food Safety HTML
Abuse of Hydrolysed Leather Protein in Milk Products HTML
Cadmium in Rice HTML
Food Safety Focus (55th Issue, February 2011)
Reveiw of Food Incidents in 2010 Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Bisphenol A (BPA) and Food Contact Materials HTML
Hot Pot Flavouring Agent "One Drop of Incense" HTML
Update on Dioxins Contamination Incident in Germany HTML
Food Safety Focus (54th Issue, January 2011)
Hepatitis E Virus in Food Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Nanotechnology and Food Safety HTML
Dioxins Contamination Incident in Germany HTML
Food Safety Focus (53rd Issue, December 2010)
Food Safety Responses in case of a Nuclear Event Facebook Share   PDF HTML
The Magic of Antioxidants HTML
Safe Use of PET Disposable Bottles HTML
Food Poisoning and Consumption of Sea Turtles HTML
Food Safety Focus (52nd Issue, November 2010)
Clonorchis sinensis in Raw Freshwater Fish Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Breaking the Mythical Preservatives' Code HTML
Enterobacter sakazakii in Powdered Infant Formula HTML
Oxalic Acid in Crab Wash?! HTML
Food Safety Focus (51st Issue, October 2010)
Ciguatera Fish Poisoning Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Matchmaking of Food and Preservatives HTML
Sulphur Dioxide in Fresh Beef HTML
Mercury in Black Cod and Swordfish HTML
Food Safety Focus (50th Issue, September 2010)
Sex Hormones in Milk Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Preservatives - A Powerful Weapon to Combat Microorganisms in Our Foods HTML
Salmonella in Shell Eggs HTML
Crayfish and Rhabdomyolysis in the Mainland HTML
Food Safety Focus (49th Issue, August 2010)
Nitrate and Nitrite in Vegetables and Infant Feeding Facebook Share   PDF HTML
More about Nutrition Label HTML
Mercury in Canned Luncheon Meat HTML
Food Safety Focus (48th Issue, July 2010)
Food Colours and Hyperactivity in Children Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Nutrition Claims- A Quick Reference for Choosing Foods HTML
Bacillus cereus in Milk Drink HTML
Fungus in Sports Drinks HTML
Food Safety Focus (47th Issue, June 2010)
More about Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxins in Food Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Nutrition Labelling and Public Health HTML
Soluble Coffee in Jars Susceptible to Breakage HTML
Scallop HTML
Food Safety Focus (46th Issue, May 2010)
Botulism and Vacuum Packed Food Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Steviol Glycosides - Sugar Substitutes from Herb HTML
Listeria Monocytogenes in Cocktail Sausages HTML
Volcanic Ash and Food Safety HTML
Food Safety Focus (45th Issue, April 2010)
Food Poisoning Outbreaks Related to Food Premises and Food Business in Hong Kong Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Neotame – A Powerful and Safe Sweetener HTML
Immunocompromised Patients and Food Safety HTML
Hepatitis A and Semi-dried Tomatoes HTML
Food Safety Focus (44th Issue, March 2010)
Review of Food Incidents in 2009 Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Sugar Substitutes - Sweeteners HTML
Melamine in Milk Products HTML
Salmonella in Granola Bars HTML
Food Safety Focus (43rd Issue, February 2010)
Frozen Scallops and Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Microwave Cooking and Food Safety HTML
Aluminium in Jellyfish HTML
Jellyfish HTML
Food Safety Focus (42nd Issue, January 2010)
Formaldehyde in Noodlefish Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Safety and Labelling of Irradiated Food HTML
Iodine and Soy Milk HTML
Seaweed HTML
Food Safety Focus (41st Issue, December 2009)
Hepatitis A Virus in Semi-dried Tomatoes Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Food Irradiation HTML
Bisphenol A in Canned Foods HTML
Nitrofurans in Abalone HTML
Food Safety Focus (40th Issue, November 2009)
Bacillus cereus in "Poon Choi" Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Food Processing Technology to Minimise Food Hazards HTML
Lead in Dried Plum HTML
Grass Carp HTML
Food Safety Focus (39th Issue, October 2009)
Ethyl Carbamate and Alcohol Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Organic Food Safety HTML
Health Issue of Disposable Tray Liner HTML
Hairy Crab HTML
Food Safety Focus (38th Issue, September 2009)
Pesticide Residues in Fruits Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Animal Cloning and Food Safety HTML
Cadmium in Brazil Mushroom HTML
Food Poisoning Outbreaks Related to Buffets HTML
Food Safety Focus (37th Issue, August 2009)
Boric Acid and Borax in Food Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Genetically Modified Food – Antibiotic Resistance Marker Gene HTML
Mircobiological Quality of Ice-cream and Frozen Confections HTML
Melamine in Food HTML
Food Safety Focus (36th Issue, July 2009)
Benzene in Soft Drinks Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Genetically Modified Food - Allergenicity and Safety Assessment HTML
Sudan Dyes in Food HTML
Methylmercury in Shark Fins HTML
Food Safety Focus (35th Issue, June 2009)
Aluminium in Food Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Genetically Modified Food - An Overview HTML
Tea Leaves and Pesticides HTML
Non-food Grade Gelatin and Food Safety HTML
Food Safety Focus (34th Issue, May 2009)
Review of Food Incidents in 2008 Facebook Share   PDF HTML.
Nutrient and Health - Sodium HTML.
Human Swine Influenza (Influenza A/H1N1) and Consumption of Pork HTML.
Food Safety Focus (33rd Issue, April 2009)
Melamine-ware and Food Safety Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Nutrient and Health - Cholesterol HTML
Benzoic Acid in Milk HTML
More on the Rapid Alert System HTML
Food Safety Focus (32nd Issue, March 2009)
Food Safety and People with Lower Immunity Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Nutrient and Health - Fats HTML
Oilfish and Diarrhoea HTML
The Addition of Osteoblast Milk Protein in Milk HTML
Food Safety Focus (31st Issue, February 2009)
Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium in the United States Associated with Peanut Butter Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Nutrient and Health - Carbohydrates: Sugars HTML
Red 2G in Melon Seeds and Chinese Sausage HTML
The Rapid Alert System – A Rapid Means to Alert the Food Trade HTML
Food Safety Focus (30th Issue, January 2009)
Dioxins in Irish Pork Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Nutrient and Health - Carbohydrates: Starch and Dietary Fibre HTML
Benzoyl Peroxide in Flour HTML
Food Safety Focus (29th Issue, December 2008)
Bacteria on Eggs - Should Eggs be Washed? Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Nutrient and Health : Energy and Protein HTML
Strange Smell in Water Packaged in Plastic Bottles HTML
Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Bivalve Shellfish HTML
Food Safety Focus (28th Issue, November 2008)
Enterobacter sakazakii in Powdered Infant Formula Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Nutrient and Health: Maintain Optimal Nutrient Intake HTML
Melamine Contamination in Eggs HTML
Food Safety Focus (27th Issue, October 2008)
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Food Safety Focus (26th Issue, September 2008)
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Food Safety Focus (25th Issue, August 2008)
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Biological Hazard in Food – Pathogenic Bacteria (Part II) HTML
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxins and American Lobster Tomalley HTML
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Food Safety Focus (24th Issue, July 2008)  
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Biological Hazards in Food - Pathogenic Bacteria (Part I) HTML
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Food Safety Focus (23rd Issue, June 2008)
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Persistent Organic Pollutants in Food – Food Safety Implication HTML
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Food Safety Focus (22nd Issue, May 2008)
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Persistent Organic Pollutants in Food - An Overview HTML
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Food Safety Focus (21st Issue, April 2008)
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Pesticide Residues in Food (Part III) HTML
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Food Safety Focus (20th Issue, March 2008)  
Review of Food Incidents in 2007 Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Pesticide Residues in Food (Part II) HTML
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Food Safety Focus (19th Issue, February 2008)
Cyanide Poisoning and Cassava Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Pesticide Residues in Food (Part I) HTML
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Scombroid Fish Poisoning HTML
Food Safety Focus (18th Issue, January 2008)
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Mercury and Food Safety HTML
Bromate in Food HTML
Nitrofuran, Malachite Green and Canned Pork Products HTML
Food Safety Focus (17th Issue, December 2007)
Sulphur Dioxide in Meat Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Arsenic and Food Safety HTML
Salmonella in Seed Products HTML
Listeria monocytogenes and Mussels HTML
Food Safety Focus (16th Issue, November 2007)
Trans Fats in Foods Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Cadmium and Food Safety HTML
Metal Pieces Found in Yoghurt HTML
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Food Safety Focus (15th Issue, October 2007)
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Lead Exposure in Our Everyday Life HTML
Avian Influenza Viruses and Food Safety HTML
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Food Safety Focus (14th Issue, September 2007)
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Overview of Metallic Contaminants in Food HTML
Organic Contaminants in Local Mussels HTML
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Food Safety Focus (13th Issue, August 2007)
Foodborne Botulism Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Natural Toxins in Food Plants HTML
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Food Safety Focus (12th Issue, July 2007)
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Natural Toxic Substances in Seafood HTML
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Food Safety Focus (11th Issue, June 2007)
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An Overview of Natural Toxins in Food HTML
Food Poisoning Caused by Wild Mushrooms HTML
Contamination of Animal Feed with Melamine and Food Safety HTML
Food Safety Focus (10th Issue, May 2007)
Arsenic in Food Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Food Additives: Safety and Hazards HTML
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Food Safety Focus (9th Issue, April 2007)
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Allergens in Food HTML
Patients Suffering from Kidney Diseases Should Refrain from Eating Star Fruit HTML
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Food Safety Focus (8th Issue, March 2007)
Listeria monocytogenes in Food Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Sweeteners in Food HTML
Cadmium in Oysters HTML
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Food Safety Focus (7th Issue, February 2007)
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Colouring Matter in Food HTML
DDT Residues and Food Safety HTML
Listeria and Individuals at Risk HTML
Food Safety Focus (6th Issue, January 2007)
Formaldehyde in Food Facebook Share   PDF HTML
Preservatives in Food HTML
Vitamin K: A Brief Encounter HTML
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Food Safety Focus (5th Issue, December 2006)
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Chemicals in Food: Overview of Food Additives HTML
Nitrofurans Residues Found in Marine Fish HTML
Malachite Green Found in Freshwater Fish HTML
Food Safety Focus (4th Issue, November 2006)
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Overview of Chemical Hazards HTML
Botulism and Pasteurized Carrot Juice HTML
Food Safety Focus (3rd Issue, October 2006)
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Overview of Biological Hazards HTML
Arsenic in Fish HTML
Mercury in Seafood HTML
Food Safety Focus (2nd Issue, September 2006)
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Hazard and Risk in Food Safety (Part II) HTML
Danger of Eating Raw or Undercooked Freshwater Animals HTML
What Constitutes an Incident/Food Safety Case? HTML
Food Safety Focus (1st Issue, August 2006)
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Hazard and Risk in Food Safety (Part I) HTML
Food Poisoning Cases Traced to Raw Sea Urchins from the Same Supplier HTML
New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) advised the public not to consume uncooked oysters imported from Korea HTML