A Japanese local government admitted on Thursday that pesticide
detected recently on the surface of some Chinese-made dumplings
packages are dichlorvos used in the store.
At a press conference, Tokushima Prefecture Governor Kamon
Iizumi said dichlorvos was also detected on frozen food made in
Japan and show cases at the store, but the amount was too small to
injure people, Kyodo News reported.
The governor denied any relationship between the incident and
the recent mysterious poisoning involving Chinese-made dumplings
sold in Japan.
Analysts said the case in Tokushima indicated the possibility
that food products may be contaminated during distribution and
retail procedures in Japan.
The Japanese health ministry issued a notice in 2004, forbidding
the placement of pesticide in room for foods.
(Xinhua News Agency February 15, 2008)