Rice contamination being investigated in China

05/20/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

China – Authorities are investigating some rice mills in China after contamination was found. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), tests found toxic metal contamination in nearly half of the rice in one of China’s largest cities.

According to an official notice, mills in Hunan province’s Youxian county were ordered to recall products due to the discovery of excessive cadmium levels in samples. The mills have also been ordered to suspend business.

High cadmium levels were reportedly found in 44.4 percent of rice and related products that were tested this year in Guangzhou according to a government announcement. Cadmium is a carcinogenic metal that has been linked to kidney damage and other health problems.

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