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China firm sacks four over diseased ducks scandal

A leading Chinese poultry company said on Monday it had sacked four employees suspected of being involved in a food safety scandal that saw diseased ducks sold to unsuspecting consumers. The case is the latest in a long list of high-profile food safety problems to hit China that have included pork deliberately laced with chemicals, dyed buns…

New China food safety scandal widens to oil, peanuts

Chinese authorities in a southern boomtown have detected a cancer-causing toxin in peanuts and cooking oil that was only recently discovered in milk, in the nation’s latest food safety scandal. The food safety regulator in Shenzhen said it had found excessive levels of aflatoxin in peanuts sold in three stores,…

Cancer-causing toxin discovered in Chinese milk

China has discovered excessive levels of a cancer-causing toxin in milk produced by one of the nation’s leading dairy companies, the firm said, in the latest in a series of food safety alarms. The government’s quality watchdog found high levels of an aflatoxin, which is caused by mould, in milk produced by theMengniu…

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