Import Alert on Chinese Products

KUALA LUMPUR - Imports of pork dumplings from China are under scrutiny in Malaysia. The Health Ministry issued a warning at the end of last week after media reports said that 175 Japanese people fell ill after eating Chinese-made dumplings.
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The pork products, manufacturerd by Tianyang Food Processing,were beleived to contain pesticides and have caused illness during the past two months.

Dr Abdul Rahim Mohamad, the health ministry's food quality control division director said the actions were a safety proecaustion. There have been no reports by health authorities at entry points of such items coming in from China.

Also, in a two chinese brands Maling and Gulong -- had been removed from the shelves in Singapore after traces of nitrofurans, a banned cancer-causing antibiotic, were found in the food. Dr Abdul Rahim said those imported into Malaysia were safe for consumptionconfirming that laboratory tests on samples taken from the canned pork since December showed no traces of nitrofurans or beta-agonists.

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