Thursday, December 21, 2006

Chinese Royal Jelly Returned Due to Contamination

Chinese Royal Jelly Returned by Foreign Importers
SinoCast China Business Daily News, 12/20/2006

BEIJING, December 20, SinoCast -- Two Chinese royal jelly exporters recently suffered from merchandise returns because of being tested to contain over than standard amount of chloramphenicol, by Japan and Norway's customs respectively, according to China Chamber of Commerce of Medicines & Health Products Importers & Exporters (CMMHP).

The case proves again foreign countries' rigorous requirements on antibiotic residue standards in imported royal jelly products, said a director with CMMHP…

However, on the other hand, it is not easy to solve the problem of the medicine residue in bee products in a short time, said a person with China's bee products association, because the country has numerous beekeepers, and using antibiotic has been a common way to ensure bees' health during bee keeping, if putting aside other factors like environmental pollution.

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