25 Apr '11, 3am

China cierra 17 fábricas que añadían tinta y parafina a los noodles. 50 toneladas podrían estar en el mercado.

GUANGZHOU - SEVENTEEN starch noodle manufacturers in Dongguan city, Guangdong province, were ordered to stop production over the weekend after claims emerged that they had been using illegal additives. A large quantity of starch noodles were seized and will be subjected to tests following a raid by the Guangdong provincial administration of quality and technology supervision. The starch noodles are suspected of containing illegal additives and of being made from corn instead of sweet potato, which they were supposed to have been made from, according to the packaging. The 17 starch noodle producers were all situated in the Daliantang Industrial Development Zone in the city's Wanjiang township. Starch noodles are an important ingredient and a staple of Chinese cuisine. There is a great variety of noodles and they vary depending on their region of production, ingredients, sha...

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