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China Bans Import and Sale of DEHP-Tainted Food Products

9:42 AM MDT | June 24, 2011 | —DEEPTI RAMESH

China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing) has ordered a ban on eight food products and additives manufactured by four Chinese companies after the products were found to be tainted with di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), government officials say. It follows an import ban imposed by China from June 1 on certain DEHP-tainted food products and additives from Taiwan. The Center for Food Safety (Hong Kong) also announced earlier this month a ban in Hong Kong on the use and sale of 23 fruit syrups and juices that were produced in Taiwan and might have...

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