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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Tainted chicken feet valued over $48 million seized in China
More than 30,000 tons of chicken feet tainted with hydrogen peroxide were seized in China, valued at more than 300 million yuan (US$48 million), according to local authorities.
The tainted poultry products were discovered in nine factories in the four provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan and Guangdong. Chinese officials found evidence of tainted chicken feet in a factory in Yongjia County in Zhejiang in September 2014, while further investigation revealed a greater network of production facilities contaminating the poultry with products such as bleach and disinfectants.
So far, 38 people have been arrested in connection to the scandal and police are still looking for 11 suspects, according to reports.