Plasticiser-laced food products found in Taiwan; China halts imports

01 June 2011 10:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--Taiwan has found that some of its food and additives products are contaminated with plasticiser, di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate, prompting China to halt imports of such products from the island effective 1 June.

China has been notified by Taiwan of the contamination, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said on Wednesday.

The affected products include beverages such as sport drinks, juice and tea drinks; fruit jams; jelly; and additives, AQSIQ said.

China will conduct strict certification of food products from Taiwan as a safety precaution.



By: Judith Wang
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