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Tests find no DEHP in city-made food so far

FOOD and additives produced in the city tested by watchdogs are free from cancer-causing DEHP, local quality authorities said yesterday.

After the DEHP scandal broke in Taiwan earlier this month, the Shanghai Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched inspections of city food firms.

Of 364 batches of food inspected, tests have been completed on 310, with all given a clean bill of health.

The remaining 54 batches are still in the process of being tested, officials said.

Food inspected includes beverages, cakes and bread, milk, jam and instant noodles. A second round of inspections will be carried out soon, officials said.

A Taiwan food additive company was found to have illegally added DEHP to clouding agents to reduce costs. Many Taiwan products were found to be tainted with the product.

The Chinese mainland said yesterday that it has suspended imports of more than 1,000 products from Taiwan contaminated with DEHP.

The food safety commission under the State Council has also ordered increased inspections and instant recalls of products found to be contaminated with DEHP.


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