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Mainland checks up on DEHP products

06-03-2011 09:16 BJT

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China's top quality watchdog has ordered more intensive supervision over food imported from Taiwan, as some toxic drinks have been already found in the mainland market.

This small free trade market in Xiamen city, is a major place for cross strait sales exchanges. But many shelves have quickly emptied since the DEHP scandal, and businesses have been affected.

Distributor of Xiemen, Fujian province said "The tainted drinks are supposed to be sent back to Taiwan but it might not be feasible. They will have to be destroyed. I think my loss will be compensated by the factory in Taiwan. "

China's top quality watchdog has ordered more intensive supervision over food imported
from Taiwan, as some toxic drinks have been already found in the mainland market.

A total of ten Taiwan enterprises have so far been banned from exporting to the mainland, including popular names such as Uni-President. The company was found to have exported 200 cases of tainted asparagus juice to Fujian province. A spokesman from the company said these toxic drinks have now been recalled.

In the meantime, food additives containing DEHP were also found to have been distributed to southern China's Guangzhou, Jiangmen, and Dongguan areas. Mainland-produced drink products have been declared safe for the moment after a sampling check of 17 brands proved DEHP free.

China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has stepped up its investigations, and many online shops were also asked to stop selling the blacklisted products.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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