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Lead scare causes Heinz to recall infant food in China

2014-08-21 14:50 CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor: Gu Liping

US food manufacturer H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit on Monday.

Food safety regulators in eastern Zhejiang province said on Friday that they had found "excessive amounts of lead" in the company's AD Calcium Hi-Protein Cereal.

Heinz said it is recalling four batches of the product as a precautionary measure after a test found it exceeded the allowable limit for lead.

The Zhejiang Food and Drug Administration said the problem affected 1,472 boxes in Zhejiang and Heinz would destroy the other 153 boxes that are sealed in a warehouse in the southern city of Guangzhou.

The Zhejiang Food and Drug Administration has urged Heinz to compensate its customers.

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