South China city recalls DEHP-tainted green tea powder

08:50, June 14, 2011      

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Authorities in South China's Guangdong Province said Monday that they have sealed 5,069 cans of green tea powder, which sample tests have revealed is tainted with the industrial chemical DEHP.

As of Sunday, the Jiangmen Goody's Food Co., Ltd, which produced the powder, had recalled 2,899 cans, said a spokesman with the government information office in Jiangmen City, where the Taiwanese company is based.

The raw materials were produced by a tea company in east China's Zhejiang Province, said the spokesman.

The tea power, along with a bread yeast enhancer produced by Taiwanese-funded Jhan Wang Food Co., Ltd in Jiangmen, are among the eight products found to be tainted with the chemical on the Chinese mainland, according to the State Food and Drug Administration.

Jiangmen City had sealed up all raw materials stocked by Goody's Food Co. and Jhan Wang Food Co., said the administration.

The Chinese mainland has halted imports of 948 produces made in Taiwan, including beverages, food products and food additives, believed to be tainted with the cancer-causing plastic additive.

Source: Xinhua
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