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French mineral water fails China quality tests (2)

By Lu Nengneng (Shanghai Daily)

12:41, November 16, 2011

"The recent scandal hasn't pulled their products off our shelves as we are waiting for the further notice from headquarters," said a spokesman for Tesco in Shanghai.

This isn't the first time Evian has fallen foul of China's food safety rules. In January, more than 80 tons of its mineral water failed entry inspection, also for excessive nitrite, and was destroyed by the local authority.

In 2007, the regulator seized 118 tons of Evian water with excessive amounts of bacteria.

In its defense, Danone cited the difference between the local standard and the one set by the World Health Organization, and said that microbial flora was commonly to be found in natural spring water.

The banned additive clenbuterol, commonly known as "lean meat powder" in China, was found in imported pork products from the United States, Canada and Denmark in July, the administration said.

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Jean at 2011-11-17217.158.164.*
Are they serious? They should focus more on the quality of their own products and stop copying everything the western world has instead.

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