A court in eastern China has jailed six people selling meat, for carcinogenicity for chemical clenbuterol in pig feed to be much more lean.
A woman buying pork in China.
According to Xinhua , Tuesday 13/12, a court in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province (China) has sentenced six people to sell pork to four years imprisonment for causing harm to human health. Each of them was fined 50,000 yuan ($ 7,900). The defendants admitted they sell pork "dirty", even though contaminated that it causes cancer.
The scandal tainted pork emerged in March, after the substance clenbuterol was found in pigs living in a large number of slaughterhouses in the region. According to Xinhua , last month, alone in Henan Province, has been at least 113 people, including 77 civil servants, was jailed in connection with the scandal.
According to AFP , pork scandal clenbuterol contamination incident followed a series of problems in hygiene and food safety appeared continuously in China for many years, such as heavy metals contaminated rice, or dairy exclusive ...
Last Sunday, the safety watchdog said Chinese food, they found that aflatoxin carcinogenic in high levels in milk produced by Mengniu Dairy Group, one of the leading dairy in China.
Milk is also the epicenter of the scandal biggest food safety China in 2008, when officials discovered the industrial chemical melamine was illegally added to dairy products, to increase the protein content in milk . At least six children died and 300,000 other children became ill after drinking contaminated milk this.
In May, China's Supreme Court has instructed the lower court to increase the level of punishment for crime and food safety, you can use the death penalty for fatal cases.