Leaving the issue of arsenic-laced frying oil aside, there are a couple of food related news that should be monitored for one’s safety:
-Ovaltine recalled for bacteria content
-87.5% of cold noodles are riddled with bacteria in worrisome levels. (including 7-11’s and other mayor and minor brands)
-Those who have relatives/friends at hospitals, watch out:
[quote]Almost half of hospital shops and food courts recently tested by the Consumers’ Foundation, Chinese Taipei were found to have airborne formaldehyde levels in excess of the suggested safety limits set by the Environmental Protection Administration.
The Consumers’ Foundation conducted air quality tests at 11 major hospitals in May of this year to measure concentrations of airborne particulate matter, carbon dioxide, formaldehyde and bacteria.
Five of the hospitals, including Taipei Medical University-Wan Fang Hospital, Tri-Service General Hospital in Neihu District, National Taiwan University Hospital, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-sen Cancer Center and Taipei Medical University Hospital, were found to have formaldehyde concentrations of more than 0.1 ppm (parts per million) per hour, according to a foundation official.
Exposure to formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, may lead to asthma, allergies, liver and lung problems, damage to the immune system, and even chronic poisoning in severe cases.
-There was a meat recall at COSTCO in the US recently. Dunno if it will affect our imports.