Farmers in Shandong have been overusing an illegal and highly toxic pesticide to grow ginger for years on end, adding yet another concern to the country’s growing list of food scandals.
Health chiefs raised the alarm yesterday after a family of three suffered pesticide poisoning from vegetables, the first such case this year.
ALMOST 200 workers from four enterprises in Shenzhen were taken to hospital on Thursday evening after eating vegetables suspected of being contaminated with pesticide.
THREE people are in hospital in Sha Tin with suspected pesticide poisoning after eating choi sum, according to the Health Department.
THE pesticide methamidophos has been found on samples of the vegetable gau gei imported from China The positive samples were taken from the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market.