Melamine Scare Spreads to Chinese Vegetables
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Source of Article: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,434364,00.html
There are fears Chinese
vegetables sold in
Australian food authorities are investigating reports of melamine contamination of vegetables and will complete a safety assessment.
Chinese products imported into
The melamine scandal started in milk products, but international media reports have raised concerns some fruit and vegetables could also be contaminated with melamine from fertilizers or pesticides.
Lydia Buchtmann from Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) said Australian investigators were looking into the reports.
"We are taking this seriously," she said. "We're investigating that, talking to overseas agencies and doing a risk assessment."
Buchtmann said international media reports had raised concerns about Chinese mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce and watercress.
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