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'Dyed bun' culprits get jail sentences and fines

THREE people who were held responsible for April's "dyed buns" scandal in Shanghai have been sentenced to imprisonment of up to nine years this afternoon.

Ye Weilu, the owner of Shanghai Shenglu Food Co Ltd which sold dyed buns to local supermarkets, was given a nine-year sentence and fined 650,000 yuan (US$101,730) for making and selling counterfeit products. His two co-workers Xu Jianming and Xie Weixian were both sentenced to five years and fined 200,000 yuan.

The scandal was exposed by the state-run China Central Television in April when the Hualian and Lianhua supermarkets were found selling dyed steamed buns made from expired buns.

Ye began to purchase the lemon-yellow food coloring last September and asked his production manager Xie to use the banned additive to make fake corn-flour buns. Xu, the company's sales manager, then sold the dyed buns to supermarkets, totaling 620,917 yuan between October 1, 2010 and April 11, 2011.

Also today, the Shanghai court announced verdicts on offenders of five other food safety cases.


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