17 Mar '11, 10am

Tainted pork is latest food scandal to hit China

Tainted pork is latest food scandal to hit China

SHANGHAI : China has been hit by a fresh food scandal after the country's largest meat processor was forced to apologise when an illegal additive was reportedly found in some of its pork products. Henan Shuanghui Investment and Development Co said it had halted operations at one of its subsidiaries while authorities investigate the case, in a statement to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Wednesday, where it is listed. In a separate statement dated Wednesday its parent Shuanghui Group expressed a "deep apology for the incident in the unit, which had troubled consumers". The news follows the 2008 milk scandal in which a chemical was found to have been added to watered-down milk, leading to the deaths of several babies and left thousands sick. Products marketed under Shuanghui Group's Shineway brand were produced from pigs that were fed clenbuterol, an additive that can speed up m...

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