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China Restricts Certain Imports from Taiwan Citing High DEHP Levels

June 7, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

China has banned imports of certain food products and additives from Taiwan following a warning from authorities in Taipei that they contain excessive amounts of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), press reports say. The products include sports drinks, fruit juices and jams. The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (Beijing) has published a list of Taiwanese companies whose products would be banned in China. Consumption of DEHP can be harmful to health. Korea has also announced a ban on imports of food products from Taiwan...

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