30,000 tons of tainted chicken feet seized
Chinese police have seized more than 30,000 tons of tainted chicken feet, a common item on restaurant menus in China, in the latest food scandal to hit the country.
Authorities have detained 38 people in the sale of the chicken feet, valued at more than 300 million yuan ($48.76 million), Xinhua reported. The arrests followed raids on nine factories where police found hydrogen peroxide was being added to the meat.
Chicken feet are a popular dish in China where they are often broiled or put in soups. China was the largest buyer of chicken feet exported from the United States last year.
China has been rocked by a number of high-profile food scandals from milk powder tainted with industrial chemical melamine to re-used “gutter oil” for cooking.