26 Nov '11, 10am

Be careful what you eat this holiday season...

By late October, Henan province courts had tried 59 cases related to "lean meat powder", a substance used illegally to stimulate muscle growth in pigs. The trials resulted in 113 convictions, a senior judicial official in the province said at a news conference on Friday. The cases arose following media reports about the use of clenbuterol hydrochloride, better known in China as "lean meat powder", by the giant meat processor Shineway Group. The first of the cases was heard in late July and the subsequent three months have seen other trials related to the same matter take place in various cities in Henan province, said Tian Liwen, vice-chief of the High People's Court of Henan. "We mainly targeted those who produced and sold the harmful ingredient and government employees who were lax in fulfilling their duty to keep food safe," Tian said. Among those who were found guilty ...

Full article: http://www.soshiok.com/article/16618

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