Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    32 / 21   City Forecast

Home>>China Society

China arrests over 900 in tainted pork crackdown

(Xinhua)

11:06, August 29, 2011

BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Authorities have arrested 989 people over the last six months as part of a national crackdown on the manufacture and sale of clenbuterol, an illegal fat-burning drug that is sometimes used as an additive in pig feed, a public security official said Monday.

Police busted a criminal ring that was involved in the manufacture and sale of clenbuterol in 63 cities nationwide, according to Xu Hu, a senior official from the Ministry of Public Security.

Police seized 2.5 metric tons of clenbuterol and closed six illegal laboratories, 12 production lines, 19 processing and storage sites and 32 "underground" factories during the crackdown, Xu said.

Authorities launched a food safety campaign in March of this year, with a focus on clenbuterol. A total of 2,000 police officers in the provinces of Hunan, Sichuan, Hubei and Henan, as well as Tianjin Municipality, participated in the latest bust.

Farmers sometimes use clenbuterol, a toxic chemical that is banned as a food additive in China, to make their pigs more lean.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:燕勐)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Stars shine at 14th Huabiao Awards

  2. Air show held in Mexico City

  3. Mercedes Benz vintage car show kicks off

  4. Notting Hill Carnival kicks off in London

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Jusitce and compensation
  2. Europe threatened with banking casualties
  3. Two years of Chinese Weibo, highs, lows and all
  4. China to allow foreign direct investment in RMB
  5. French president makes unexpected visit to China
  6. Reflect on negative effects of Libya war
  7. Is over-urbanization causing China's inflation?
  8. Will China repeat Japan's 'lost decade?'
  9. China must be wary of genetically modified food
  10. Tough decade may lie ahead for world economy

What's happening in China

Marriage law ruling may
help home sales

  1. More cities impose housing purchase limits
  2. For today's SUV buyers, small is good
  3. Drought leaves millions facing water shortage
  4. Mothers 'forced their children to beg'
  5. China raises air security in heightened precaution

PD Online Data

  1. The Yi ethnic minority
  2. The Salar ethnic minority
  3. The Tu ethnic minority
  4. The Pumi ethnic minority
  5. The Naxi ethnic minority