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Industrial gelatin used to make pills: TV report

By Yang Jinghao (Global Times)

08:14, April 16, 2012

(CNTV Photo)

A batch of medicinal capsules was found to have been made of industrial gelatin, a substance forbidden from medical use, according to a China Central Television (CCTV) report yesterday.

The capsules, marketed by factories from provinces including Qinghai and Jilin, were found to have a chrome content of over 90 times higher than the national standard in extreme cases, the Weekly Quality Report, a CCTV program committed to exposing quality scandals of various products, revealed yesterday.

Investigations found that these products were produced by firms in Xinchang, Zhejiang Province.

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