30 Apr '12, 4am

China shuts Coke plant over chlorine

China shuts Coke plant over chlorine

SHANGHAI: Coca-Cola has been ordered to temporarily halt production at a bottling plant in northern China, after media reports of chlorine in its products, according to a government statement. Shanxi province ordered an investigation after reports that a batch of drinks contained water with chlorine, the province's quality bureau said in a statement at the weekend. "An on-site inspection, product testing, consultation of records, interviewing workers and other methods confirmed media reports about the situation were fact," it said. But a spokesperson for Coca-Cola said Monday that the production suspension, which was temporary, was unrelated to food safety or chlorine levels, and arose from other issues found by the government inspection. "The chlorine levels are well below the WHO (World Health Organization), EU, North American and China standards for drinking water," she...

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