Amnesty International (AI) has lost track of Chinese food safety advocate Zhao Lianhai.

AI’s Alex Edwards told Food Safety News the last solid information about Zhao, 40, was in January 2011, more than a year ago.

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Whether Zhao has “gone missing” as some media outlets have reported, is just lying low or is under house …

Carlisle FoodService Products of Oklahoma City has recalled about 111,000 melamine cups and mugs after receiving three reports that they may shatter when exposed to hot liquids.

No injuries have been reported, according to the  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission news release.

Nine models of Carlisle cups and mugs, sold nationally through distributor outlets and …

After contaminated pet foods killed more than 8,500 U.S. cats and dogs in 2007, the Food and Drug Administration and its federal and state health partners decided they needed improved vigilance in watching for defective products, and to communicate more effectively during outbreaks of foodborne illness affecting companion animals.

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The result of their collaboration is …

Chinese authorities seized more than 26 tons of melamin-tainted milk powder from an ice cream maker in what has become an ongoing, years-long food safety scandal.

It’s been three years since the infamous melamine scandal splashed international headlines–300,000 were sickened and 6 infants died after unknowingly consuming the chemical via adulterated dairy products. The incident …

Whether it was Great Leap Forward turning out to be a reversal or the Cultural Revolution ending up in chaos, it was years before China’s top political bodies felt secure enough to talk about any lessons learned from those experiences.

But that was when the People’s Republic of China was all red, not like now …

Nearly 100 people have been arrested in China for allegedly producing and selling illegal melamine-tainted dairy products, according to official Chinese media.

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A leading United Nations human rights official expressed concern Thursday over China’s treatment of food safety activists.

Olivier De Schuttter, the United Nations’ Human Rights Council’s independent expert on the right to food, said in a news conference that he was worried about societal and governmental intimidation of activists.

Citing the charges against Zhao Lianhai, …

Melamine-ware used by local food premises is safe to use, Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) found in a risk assessment study.

Tableware products made of melamine-formaldehyde resins (generally described as melamine-ware) were widely used around the world due to their durability, good chemical and heat resistance and low cost.

Since China’s melamine scandal …

More than two years after China was bungling its way through the melamine-contaminated milk scandal, the father of one of the victims is being sent to prison for organizing other parents and speaking out about the tragedy. 

Zhao Lianhai, a Beijing father whose son was one of the estimated 300,000 victims of melamine in milk, …

The Chinese government is launching a nationwide registry aimed at keeping melamine out of the food supply and in the industrial sector, where the chemical is typically used for making plastic products.

China’s general office of the State Council issued a notice saying the purchase and sale of the industrial chemical–which continues to show up …