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  • A CCTV report shows a leather factory in Zhejiang that uses industrial gelatin as part of its process. The gelatin was illegally used in the manufacture of medicine capsules. Photo by Wang Min/Xinhua News Agency
     
     
    A CCTV report shows a leather factory in Zhejiang that uses industrial gelatin as part of its process. The gelatin was illegally used in the manufacture of medicine capsules. Photo by Wang Min/Xinhua News Agency
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China's Quality-Control Problem

In the latest example of China's long-running problem with food safety and the quality of other products, police recently arrested dozens of people for using an industrial gelatin to make medicine capsules. Police confiscated more than 230 tons of the industrial gelatin in Hebei, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Shandong provinces since the scandal was exposed, Xinhua reports. Unlike gelatin intended for human consumption, the industrial version has chromium 90 times over national standards for the toxic heavy metal. Here is a glimpse at the capsule scandal and other recent problems

04.20.2012
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