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Tainted Pork: Nine Arrested In Guangzhou

March 31st, 2009

 

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Seventy have fallen ill in Guangzhou after eating pork tainted with clenbuterol, a drug commonly used to treat asthma in humans and illegally used by pork farmers to boost the muscle-to-fat ratio in pigs:

Charges are pending against a total of 15 people in the case that occurred in southern Guangdong province in February, with the other six still yet to be arrested, Xinhua news agency said.

Farmers in China have been known to feed pigs clenbuterol to reduce their fat, but it is banned as a food additive because it can be fatal for humans.

Note: Pic above is one that I took in Guangzhou one summer…

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