CRACKDOWN ON TOXIC PIG FEED

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(0329 CR M08) CRACKDOWN ON TOXIC PIG FEED DATELINE: March 29, 2011 LENGTH: 00:01:53 PKG INTRO China is to launch a crackdown on the use of harmful additives in pig feed. It comes after a scandal involving the country's biggest meat producer. China Report explains. PKG China will launch a one-year crackdown on the use of illegal additives in pig feed. The additives can prove harmful to humans. The announcement comes after a subsidiary of China's largest meat producer, Shuanghui Group, was exposed for using clenbuterol-contaminated pork in its meat products. Clenbuterol is a fat-burning chemical that can be used to keep pigs lean, but is toxic and harmful for humans to eat. It is banned as pig feed in China. But now following the recent scandal new measures will be taken to block clenbuterol-tainted pork from entering the market. The campaign will not only crack down on contaminated pig feed but will also focus on the monitoring of pig-rearing, and other steps in pork suppl Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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