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Producer Denies Formaldehyde in Candy
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Shanghai Guanshengyuan Food Company Wednesday refuted claims that carcinogenic formaldehyde was detected in its exported confection to the Philippines, adding that they haven't received any official inspection report from the Philippine Bureau of Food and Drugs (DFDA).


The company claimed that no carcinogenic substance had been ever used in the production of "White Rabbit" creamy candy. 


The company said on Thursday morning that tests done by the SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, had found no formaldehyde in its candy exports sampled from 10 containers.


Some foreign media reported recently that the Philippine DFDA has found formaldehyde in two China-made confections and two raisin biscuits while conducting an inspection that lasted for over a fortnight. "White Rabbit", an esteemed and well-known Chinese candy brand produced by Shanghai Guanshengyuan Food Company, was on the list.


The other edibles are milk candy from Jinjiang City, east China's Fujian Province, raisin biscuits produced in Dongguan, south China's Guangdong Province, and in Yongkang, east China's Zhejiang Province.


The Shanghai Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision also echoed the news the same day. Their officials announced that they would begin an investigation to verify the authenticity of the claims. The investigation results will be soon released.


(China.org.cn by He Shan, July 19, 2007)

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