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Chinese pork taken off the shelves

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 28, 2007

Made in China canned pork products have practically vanished from shop shelves here. Supermarkets are down to their last few cans of China-made luncheon meat, stewed pig trotters and minced pork.

‘What you see is what’s left,’ said an NTUC FairPrice spokesman, adding that its warehouse was ‘completely dry’.

Other supermarket chains like Giant and Cold Storage reported the same shortage. All said that they were having trouble replenishing the stocks.

Distributors The Straits Times spoke to said the problem started in August, when the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) rejected and destroyed a consignment of canned pork products from two food processing plants in China.

It had found traces of Nitrofurans, a banned antibiotic, which are fed to pigs to treat illnesses. (story)

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