Online food found to be substandard

Seven batches of food products sold on major Chinese e-commerce platforms including yhd.com and Taobao have been found to be substandard, district market watchdogs said on Monday.

Seven batches of food products sold on major Chinese e-commerce platforms including yhd.com and Taobao have been found to be substandard, district market watchdogs said on Monday.

A batch of peanut crunchy candies sold on Taobao and produced by Shanghai Xilaiyuan Food Co Ltd failed tests for excessive coliform bacteria, the Baoshan District Market Supervision and Management Bureau said.

All 201 kilograms of the candies have been sold. The bureau has ordered the company to issue a recall and make rectification.

Three batches of dried pork meat slices sold on Taobao and made by Shanghai Fengmaniu Co Ltd had excessive Ponceau 4R, or carmine, a food coloring. An investigation is underway.

Two batches of donkey meat sold on Shanghai-based yhd.com and made by a food producer in Cangzhou, Hebei Province, contained toxic cadmium, a known carcinogen.

The Jiading District Market Supervision and Management Bureau has ordered the shopping site to stop sales of the substandard foods and issue a recall.

A batch of 1,000 packs of biscuits manufactured and sold by Shanghai Kangyun Food Co Ltd had excessive peroxide, an indication they were stale.

The Fengxian District Market Supervision and Management Bureau has ordered the company to issue a recall. An investigation is underway.

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