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Tons of Toxic Veggies Found in SW China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 3, 2010

“NANNING – A total of 9,610 kg of toxic vegetables were found in Nanning, capital of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, the Nanning health bureau announced on Monday.

Two batches of vegetables were detected with excessive pesticide residues at a local vegetable wholesale market, according to a statement published on the Nanning government’s official website.

Of the 9,610 kg of toxic vegetables, Nanning food safety authorities seized 3,540 kg, while 4,451.5 kg were sold to vegetable dealers outside Nanning and 1,618.5 kg had entered the city’s local market, the government said.

Since Monday, more than 100 vegetable safety inspectors in Nanning have been urged to conduct emergency checks in the city’s markets to look for tainted vegetables, said Tang Bowen, director of Nanning agriculture bureau.

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