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Customer alleges burns on barbecued meat

A SHANGHAI customer is suing the producer of Simeixiang barbecued meat, claiming the company failed to meet national food standards, used outdated standards for manufacturing and shorted consumers on product weight, the Xuhui District People's Court heard the case yesterday.

Pan Jiemin, of the Pudong New Area, is demanding a refund of 1,650 yuan (US$266), compensation of 16,500 yuan from Simeixiang Food Co Ltd of Longhai, in Fujian Province, the Chinese subsidiary of Singapore-based Bee Cheng Hiang Group, and from the Xuhui outlet of Pacific Department Store where he bought the product. Pan also wants a public apology and manufacturing improvements from the producer.

In January, Pan bought 10 gift boxes of the company's barbecued meat at 1,650 yuan from the store. He said he found the meat had a lot of burns.

To support his suit, Pan relied on China's criterion for sensory evaluation of meat and meat products issued by China's Ministry of Agriculture. The regulations say inspectors should watch for bad smells, burns and mold stains on barbecued meat as well as other meat products. Burns can containing benzo(a)pyrene, which can cause cancer if consumed in large amounts.

China's national standard states that the amount of benzo(a)pyrene in cooked meat should be at or less than 5 micrograms per kilogram.

Simeixiang insisted that its products are qualified, citing the reports of product quality testing authorities in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, and the food quality testing center of the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Xuhui court didn't announce a verdict in the case yesterday.


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