China Tainted Pork Makes 70 Sick

More problems with food safety in China, this time in Guangdong Province. From the BBC:

The victims were treated for stomach ache and diarrhoea in Guangdong province, according to the China Daily. Three people remain in hospital.

The tainted pig organs contained the steroid clenbuterol, which is used to prevent animals gaining fat.


Officials in the southern province are quoted as saying three people have been detained on suspicion of involvement in raising and selling the contaminated pigs.

The pork was brought last week from markets in Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong, and came from farms in the neighbouring Hunan province, according to the report.

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