Chinese mainland suspends import of more DEHP-tainted products

10:16, June 05, 2011      

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The Chinese mainland has expanded the list of banned imports from Taiwan that had been contaminated by an industrial chemical used to soften plastic products, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said Saturday.

The quality watchdog said in its latest update that the mainland would suspend imports of 858 kinds of products made by 255 companies.

These products include beverages, food products and food additives.

This is a much longer list than the one issued by the AQSIQ on June 1, when the watchdog said the mainland would suspend imports of 22 kinds of beverages, food products and additives from Taiwan that are produced by companies suspected of using bis (2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP).

The food safety commission under the State Council, the cabinet, has also ordered increased inspections and instant recalls of beverages, food products and additives contaminated with DEHP.

Source: Xinhua

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