20 Apr '11, 10am

#Chine : Un nouveau scandale alimentaire : après le lait, les pousses de #soja.

#Chine : Un nouveau scandale alimentaire : après le lait, les pousses de #soja.

Chinese state media say authorities in a north-eastern city have found bean sprouts tainted with banned food additives to make them grow faster and look shinier. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN BEIJING - CHINESE state media say authorities in a north-eastern city have found bean sprouts tainted with banned food additives to make them grow faster and look shinier. The Legal Daily newspaper said in a report on Wednesday that Shenyang police have detained 12 people. It says police have seized 40,000kg of bean sprouts that were treated with the chemical compounds sodium nitrite and urea, as well as antibiotics and a plant hormone called 6-benzyladenine. Sodium nitrite hinders bacteria growth in food but can be toxic for humans and is carcinogenic. China has battled a series of food safety scandals in recent years. -- AP

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