Be VERY Careful About Purchasing Food Products from Asia
June 23, 2011
China has banned the sale of hundreds of imported products from Taiwan. The ban follows a warning that they were tainted with a chemical used in plastics, DEHP, which can cause hormone malfunctions in children.
The more than 800 banned products include beverages, food and additives. The Philippines, Hong Kong and South Korea have also limited imports or sales of foodstuffs from Taiwan.
Yahoo Health reports:
"Authorities have arrested the owner of a company that used DEHP rather than more expensive palm oil in products supplied to dozens of local drinks makers. He faces up to six months in jail."