Steamed stuffed buns found contaminated by pesticide remains
were produced by Japanese wholly-funded enterprises in China, said
China's quality watchdog on Friday.
Methamidophos, a harmful chemical substance, was recently found
in two batches of steamed stuffed buns, or baozi in mandarin,
exported from China to Japan. The Japanese government informed
China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection
and Quarantine (AQSIQ) about the case.
The pollution should have been caused by loopholes in the
producers' purchase of raw materials like vegetables, Xinhua learnt
from the AQSIQ.
(Xinhua News Agency February 22, 2008)