Shenzhen free of contaminated rice
With fears over contaminated rice spreading all over China, residents in Shenzhen have nothing to worry about. A rice sample taken from a market in Shenzhen showed that the rice met the national food safety standard as reported by the city market supervision.
In the past three days heavy metal contamination of rice caused a public outcry when Chinese media reported a survey that showed ten percent of the rice samples taken from various provinces contained large amounts of cadmium. Cadmium a heavy metal is known to cause bone problems among elderly people.
The city market supervision administration conduct sample test of rice being sold in the city every year, and the latest test done showed that the sample are not contaminated with the heavy metal and have met the country’s food safety standards. Although details on where the sample rice was produced and purchased were no yet available, a spokesperson from the administration assured the media that they will release details soon.
Experts said that the situation can get worse, since the main cause of product contamination can be blamed upon soil pollution due to China’s rapid industrialization.