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Eateries blacklisted for violations

Three local eateries had their licenses revoked, one unlicensed eatery was shut down and their major officials detained for using poppy shells in their food, Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said yesterday.

The administration blacklisted eight eateries and companies and 10 people for serious violations like collecting used kitchen oil to cook dishes for customers, using poppy shells to attract customers, selling health tonic with banned chemicals or faking documents for eatery license.

The Hongbo Snake Store, Yuchuanzhu Snack Store and Ya’nan Snack Store in Qingpu District were found to be using  morphine during a check by district FDA officials and later confirmed by laboratory tests.

The store officials were all detained by police and banned from the food industry for five years.

Their licenses were revoked and fined 50,000 yuan (US$8,065) each.

The Zhudi Xiao’ai Crayfish Store in Jiading District did not have a license and poppy shell were found in their food when the place was checked in June.

Its boss Ai Yilin was sentenced by Jiading District People’s Court in November to  15 months in prison and fined 15,000 yuan, and He Tao was imprisoned for one year and fined 10,000 yuan.

Shanghai Gudi Electronic Commerce Co was caught selling health tonic using sibutramine, a chemical banned from health tonics.

Shanghai Yanyu Restaurant Management Co on Nanjing Road W. in downtown Jing’an District was found using used  kitchen oil to cook new dishes.

Authorities found the restaurant had been serving dishes made from leftover oil since August 2012 until it was caught.

The restaurant lost its license and was fined 100,000 yuan. More than 100,000 yuan of its illegal income confiscated.

Shanghai Xuejun Songji Spicy Crab Restaurant was also pulled up for cooking food with used oil.

The restaurant’s license was revoked in November and over 1 million yuan in illegal income was confiscated.

They were also fined the same amount of money.

Among the blacklisted companies are Shanghai Gudi Electronic Commerce Co, which was caught selling slimming health tonic with sibutramine, a banned chemical.

The company was fined 50,000 yuan and the owner sentenced to six months in prison and fined 30,000 yuan.

Shanghai Dazhu Eatery Co used fake documents to get a license and was banned from the industry for three years.



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