also suffered food poisoning after eating dumplings
August 6, 2008
Source of Article:http://mdn.mainichi.jp/national/news/20080806p2a00m0na005000c.html
A consumer in China suffered
food poisoning after eating locally-made dumplings that the manufacturer
recalled following an outbreak of food poisoning among Japanese people who ate
the same type of products containing an insecticide, sources close to the
The finding suggests that the
insecticide called methamidophos, which caused food
poisoning to 10 people in Japan,
was mixed with gyoza dumplings in China,
according to the sources.
Japan's police authorities said the
possibility is slim that methamidophos was mixed with
dumplings in Japan, while Chinese police claimed that it was highly unlikely
that the gyoza was laced with the chemical in China.
Prime Minister Yasuo
Fukuda declined to comment on the allegations. "I think we must solve this
problem at an early date. We're exchanging information with Japan's law
enforcement authorities. I can't comment on the details at present."
Prior to the G8 summit in Hokkaido in July, Beijing
through diplomatic channels that a Chinese consumer suffered poisoning caused
by methamidophos after eating gyoza
dumplings in June. The gyoza were among those that maker Tianyang
recalled in China following
the food poisoning outbreak in Japan.
It remains unclear why recalled
products were sold on the Chinese market and the condition of the poisoned
people in three families living in Chiba and
Hyogo prefectures suffered food poisoning between December last year and January
this year after eating Tianyang-produced gyoza imported from China.