2008-07-22 12:20:18 GMT 2008-07-22 20:20:18 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Roast ducks to be served to Olympic athletes will go through an anti-doping test before being cooked and are "100 percent" safe, Quanjude, a leading restaurant famed for Peking Roast Duck, has said.
A manager of the century-old chain restaurant said the famed dish will go through three rounds of examinations, including the anti-doping test, before being served on dining tables in the Olympic Village.
The ducks are provided by a special breeding center designated by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), said the manager.
The cooked dish should meet the set physics and chemistry targets concerning protein, fat and mineral content, and will be tested for micro-organisms such as colon bacillus.
The roast ducks will finally be open to spot tests and examinations carried out by BOCOG, according to the manager.
Quanjude roast ducks are cooked over fire from fruit-wood. Its five overseas restaurants are in Japan, Australia and Hong Kong.