THE second-line stocks fell back in line with the Hang Seng Index, with China-related food and electronics counters taking the brunt of the selling. The All Ordinaries Index lost 0.29 per cent to close 14.12 points lower at 4,879.88. Santai Manufacturing lost 7.3 per cent to $1.65 with $1.4 million of shares traded. The company, which is majority owned by Allied Industries, manufactures electronics products at its Dongguan factory. Daiwan Associate, which was listed last week, was unable to keep investor interest, sliding seven cents to $1.04 on $1 million turnover. It has now dropped 13 cents from its listing price of $1.17 and could have further to go. Brokers said the counter was not attracting much institutional support, with yesterday's selling coming from the retail market. By contrast, Vitasoy keeps moving up the index. Both professional and retail investors cannot get enough of the stock, and yesterday it was the seventh-heaviest traded, with 7.18 million shares changing hands. The stock closed five cents higher at $3.10. Brokerage Sun Hung Kai has recommended the stock to its clients as a solid industrial issue with good China potential. It said the group's medium-term growth would come from North America where its Tofu products were well-received and sales would pick up as the economy revived. Electronics group Tomei lost 10 cents to $1.29, making it the second worst performing stock. However, turnover was less than $1 million, indicating the stock might be oversold. Food group Chesterfield and its associate MKI took the number nine and 10 spots in the list of the top 10 losers. Chesterfield lost two cents to 32.5 cents on $10.7 million turnover while MKI dropped two cents to 33.5 cents on turnover of $331,720. Chesterfield is involved in food processing and flour mills in China. Chinese medicine retailer Tung Fong Hung was the third biggest loser, off four cents to 52 cents in light trading. The company, which has 32 stores in Hong Kong, has seen its profits fall after it embarked on an ambitious expansion programme two years ago. China Foods was the fourth biggest loser, dropping 22.5 cents to $2.925 in heavy trading. A total of $27.3 million of shares were trading, indicating a concerted sell-off. The company, which changed its name from Seabase in February, is 55 per cent owned by Top Glory. Newly listed H share Yizheng Chemical was the second heaviest traded stock with 10.5 million shares changing hands. The counter moved up 2.5 cents to $2.425. Prod-Art Technology slid three cents to $1.26 on turnover of $534,960. A recent Crosby securities report said the electronic supplier's margins and volumes were under pressure as the Chinese market deteriorated. It said recent austerity measures were hurting the company's pager sales in the north of the country.