13 Apr '11, 12pm

Five held in China steamed bun probe

Five held in China steamed bun probe

SHANGHAI : Chinese authorities said on Wednesday they had detained five people and shut down a steamed bun company whose products were found to have been dyed, expired or filled with unidentified chemicals. Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng ordered a probe into Shanghai Shenglu Food Co and has vowed to prosecute anyone found guilty of tampering with the popular Chinese snack, in the latest food safety scare to rattle Chinese consumers. "Illegal manufacturers should be punished severely according to law," the government-run Shanghai Daily quoted Han as saying. The investigation was prompted after state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) aired a report on Monday detailing the allegations and singling out buns made by Shenglu. Shenglu's licence was revoked and five company officials were taken into custody on Wednesday after admitting yellow dye had been used to make more tha...

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