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Epoch Times Staff Feb
Another food poisoning case in China was exposed last week,
according to the Guangzhou City Food Safety Office. Since February 17, about
70 people were poisoned by clenbuterol after eating
Clenbuterol is a drug used for breathing disorders
such as a decongestant or in ashma treatment in
humans and horses. Clenbuterol is banned for use in
animal feed. However, it has been widely fed to pigs to keep their meat lean.
The chemical will most likely accumulate in the animalís organs such as the
According to Hong Kongís Mingpao
News, patients said that the pig offal they ate were
brought into the local markets at several locations. Test results from the
Health Bureau in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, showed that the clenbuterol contained in the pork exceeded the standard.
At present, most patients are better and have been discharged from the
The regimeís mouthpiece said, the problematic pork
was from several counties in central Chinaís
HunanProvince. Currently, the pork
wholesaler in Guangzhou
has tightened its inspections.
Clenbuterol poisoning incidents have often been
heard of in China.
In September 2006, over 300 people in Shanghai