China Denies Poison at Dumpling Factory

A top Chinese official said today the contaminated frozen dumplings that made 10 people in Japan ill was not a result of sabotage. The incident in December and January provoked tensions between the two countries and both sides have insinuated that disgruntled workers might have contaminated the dumplings on purpose. From Associated Press :

China’s top quality watchdog on Wednesday dismissed reports that factory workers could have deliberately blamed for sickening at least 10 people in Japan.

Investigations by the agency and police have found nothing unusual at the Tianyang Food Processing Ltd. dumpling factory in Hebei province, said Wei Chuanzhong, deputy head of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine…

Traces of methamidophos, an insecticide banned in Japan, were found in the dumplings, on the packaging and in the vomit of the 10 people who were sickened after eating two separate brands of Tianyang dumplings.

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