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Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWOCENTS -

“Now ev­ery batch of scal­lion en­ter­ing the mar­ket has to be ex­am­ined.”

So said a law en­force­ment of­fi­cer who ex­am­ined scal­lions at the Xin­fadi Mar­ket in Beijing on September 1. Re­cently, over one hun­dred sheep died after eat­ing toxic scal­lions that were grown in Shenyang, Liaon­ing Prov­ince. A com­pre­hen­sive in­ves­ti­ga­tion launched by the food and drug ad­min­is­tra­tion in Beijing showed that the scal­lions sold in the cap­i­tal’s mar­kets were not from Shenyang. A to­tal of 42 sam­ples of scal­lions from dif­fer­ent mar­kets in Beijing were sent to the food safety mon­i­tor­ing cen­ter for test­ing. The re­sult has not yet come out. So far, the price of scal­lions has not been af­fected by the in­ci­dent. (Source: Beijing Morn­ing Post)

Illustrations: Xia Qing/GT

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