Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Chinese consumers have been hit by a number of food safety scandals in recent yearsMore than 900 people have been arrested in China for selling fake or tainted meat in the last three months, state media say.Officials say they uncovered almost 400 such cases and seized more than 20,000 tonnes of fake meat. In one case, the suspects made fake mutton from foxes, mink and rats after adding chemicals, state media said.The report is the latest in a series of cases highlighting food safety issues in China. In the latest case, examples of wrongdoing included suspects using a hydrogen peroxide solution to process chicken claws or injecting water into meat to increase its weight.State news agency Xinhua reported the arrests as a part of a national crackdown that will now focus on dairy products. It also quoted an official as saying that China had “deep-seated food safety problems” that needed to be resolved.Food safety remains an issue of huge concern for the Chinese public, reports the BBC’s Martin Patience in Beijing.Last year there were reports that some suppliers to pharmaceutical firms used so-called gutter oil – reprocessed kitchen waste dredged from restaurant drains – to make antibiotics.Previous cases also involved the use of gutter oil as cooking oil or in food production. Public concerns also remains over milk products, after a high-profile scandal involving the use of melamine in baby milk formula. BBC News Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint China arrests 900 over meat safety by: – May 3, 2013 15 Views no discussions
BAR HARBOR — Two junior high school basketball teams continued dominant runs over the weekend with championship wins in the Great Harbor Shootout at Mount Desert Island High School.The Down East Family YMCA boys’ and MDI A girls’ teams were winners in their respective divisions in the tournament. The title wins gave both teams championship triumphs in back-to-back weekends after their March 11 Sheriff’s Cup title wins.DEFY bounced back from an early tournament loss to force an elimination game against Bangor. The team won to force a deciding game and clinched the title with a 60-58 victory in the rematch. In the girls’ championship game, MDI A outlasted Old Town 32-29.The Deer Isle-Stonington High School girls’ team also posted a strong performance with wins over DEFY, Washington Academy and Narraguagus. Hampden Academy finished as the high school girls’ winner after ousting Winslow in a hard-fought championship game.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn the boys’ side, the MDI high school team lost the title game 65-48 against Hermon after an impressive start to the tournament. The game was a rematch of the Class B North championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor last month, which Hermon also won.The Harbor House Community Center’s tournament brought more than 1,000 players and their families to the area in one of the state’s most significant offseason sporting events. More than 70 teams participated in games played at various schools in Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Trenton and Ellsworth.