Food Additive to be Banned
The food additive clenbuterol or better known as lean meat powder has been blacklisted and penalties will be imposed. Serious violations will result in the offender’s license being cancelled by the city food safety office.
Government departments involved in the market supervision administration are the agricultural department drug supervision administration, police departments and entry exit inspection. All of these government agencies will be working together to do all the necessary inspections until February.
The agricultural department will remove all clenbuterol from all pig farms and punishments will not be implemented to those who cooperate. The market supervision department will go around and inspect city restaurants and all meat processing companies.
The entry exit inspection and quarantine department have also tightened examinations of meat that is meant for export to other countries or provinces. A blacklist will be drawn up and released to the public if anyone uses clenbuterol in their meat.
The food additive was found to cause palpitations, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, chest tightness, weakness and instability.