Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chinese Authorities are Suspending Sales of 13 Types of Capsules

Probe Launched into Pill Makers' Practices 

"Authorities are suspending sales of 13 types of capsules with reported chromium contamination and are checking the factories accused of producing them.The State Food and Drug Administration issued an urgent notice on Sunday to suspend sales until safety is tested.Police in Xinchang county, Zhejiang province, where China's largest capsule-manufacturing base in Ru'ao township is located, detained 22 people from four capsule factories on Monday, according to Xinhua News Agency.
Meanwhile, the administration and local authorities conducted inspections on 43 capsule factories in the county, closing those exposed by a China Central Television investigation to have made empty capsules using gelatin containing excessive chromium and selling them to pharmaceutical companies."

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