Wednesday October 29, 2008 (foodconsumer.org) -- The city
government of Dalian in northeastern China on Wednesday vowed to impose severe
punishment for those responsible for melamine-contaminated eggs exported to
The eggs found tainted with melamine were produced by a
company called Hanwei Group, which apologized early for the contamination. The
city has requested the company to recall all eggs immediately and retailers
have started pulling eggs off their store shelves.
Another batch of eggs also found to be tainted with
melamine in Hong Kong were produced by a company in Hebei Province.
But the news broke today that problem eggs were found now
in Hangzhou city, the capital of Zhejiang Province.
The tainted "Ciyunxiang" eggs were produced by
Green Living Beings Development Center based in China's northern Shanxi
province, Xinhua News Services reported.
Chinese health officials and World Health Organization
officials played down the risk of the contamination saying that children need
to eat a couple of dozens of eggs to reach the standard tolerable limit.
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