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Illegal Lean Meat Powder Found In Beef

THE city has dealt with two cases of lean meat powder being added illegally to beef through the end of last month, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said yesterday.

Officials said the FDA inspected 1,556 pieces of pork and beef products, and two pieces of beef were found to contain 6 to 7 milligrams of clenbuterol per kilogram. The legal upper limit of clenbuterol, which can make meat leaner, is 2 milligrams per kilogram. The unqualified products have been discarded, officials said.

Clenbuterol can lead to cancer, heart disease and early puberty, the FDA says. The lean meat powder is commonly used illegally on pork, but recently it has also shown up in beef and mutton.


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