Tainted food crackdown

Zhang, Becky
July 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;7/2/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 73, p46
Trade Publication
The article reports on the seizure of $26 million worth of food products by Chinese officials suspected of being tainted by industrial chemicals. It is observed that as a result of nationwide crackdown on the use of illegal ingredients in the food processing industry, 23,000 criminal cases had been filed, 180 workshops were investigated and 37 workshops had their licenses revoked. It is noted that chemicals like industrial alkali and paraffin wax were found in flour, candy and other food items.


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