Officials confirm Chinese-made dumplings safe

2008-02-13 22:41:50 CCTV


Investigators from China and Japan have announced this week that there was no possible, deliberate contamination of the Chinese-made dumplings. This is because they say the manufacturing plant in question is strictly managed.

Chinese and Japanese investigators say they've found no abnormality at a Chinese plant at the center of a food safety scare over frozen dumplings.

Both sides say, the Tianyang Food Plant in Hebei Province is very clean and well managed. They add that no abnormality has been detected.

Previously, some Japanese reported falling ill after eating the frozen dumping, with 10 diagnosed with pesticide poisoning.

Investigations by Japanese police indicated the poisoning case was more likely a deliberate one, rather than a food safety scare.

Wei Chuanzhong, deputy chief of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ) met with the Japanese investigators after their investigation tour of the food company.

Officials from AQSIQ say China will continue to step up checkups in the production, packaging, and transport of food products made by the Tianyang Food Plant. And the country is always ready for a joint investigation with Japan to seek the truth behind the case.