The Dongguan Market Supervision Administration has issued an administrative penalty for the illegal addition of drugs to herbal tea in China

Herbal Tea
Published Dec 21, 2022

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According to a report from The Paper on December 19, chlorpheniramine maleate, ibuprofen, and chlorpheniramine were illegally added to homemade herbal teas sold in a herbal tea shop in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province. The First People of Dongguan City The court held that the above-mentioned behavior constituted the crime of producing and selling poisonous and harmful food, and sentenced the owner of the herbal tea shop to 7 months in prison. At the same time, the Dongguan Market Supervision Administration also issued an administrative penalty on the operator.

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Recently, some places have ushered in the peak period of new crown infections, and drugs such as ibuprofen are "hard to find". However, adding such antipyretic and analgesic drugs to food is illegal and may even bring food safety hazards. According to my country's "Food Safety Law" stipulates that drugs are not allowed to be added to food, but substances that are traditionally both food and Chinese herbal medicines can be added. The western medicine added to the herbal tea by the herbal tea shop in this case belongs to non-medicine and food homology Western medicine violates the relevant laws and regulations. Guangdong is a big province of herbal tea consumption. Some people like to drink herbal tea to enhance their immunity. However, some herbal tea operators illegally add metronidazole, chlorpheniramine maleate, chlorine Western medicines such as pheniramine, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen make herbal tea seem to be able to treat diseases such as rhinitis, anaerobic infection, and ...
Source: FoodChina
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