Chinese soy ban in Europe

Soybean-based food products for infants and kids such as soy milk (even soy sauce and edamame?) that are imported from China is now ban from Europe, according to today’s statement from the European Commission.

The Commission was informed by the Member States of the European Union that high levels of melamine have been found in China-imported soybean meal. As a precaution, baking powders from China area also being tested for melamine levels.

Europe is said to import about 68,000 tonnes of various soy-based products (worth EUR 34m) that includes soybeans, soy flour and meal, soy sauce, soy protein concentrates and textured protein substances.

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