China’s State Food and Drug Administration found unacceptably high levels of arsenic in caterpillar fungus products. Photo: SCMP PicturesChina’s State Food and Drug Administration found unacceptably high levels of arsenic in caterpillar fungus products. Photo: SCMP Pictures
China’s State Food and Drug Administration found unacceptably high levels of arsenic in caterpillar fungus products. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Highly prized ‘caterpillar fungus’ declared a danger to health by China’s food and drug administration

Products derived from rare ingredient from Tibet found to contain up to 10 times the national limit of arsenic, officials say

China’s State Food and Drug Administration found unacceptably high levels of arsenic in caterpillar fungus products. Photo: SCMP PicturesChina’s State Food and Drug Administration found unacceptably high levels of arsenic in caterpillar fungus products. Photo: SCMP Pictures
China’s State Food and Drug Administration found unacceptably high levels of arsenic in caterpillar fungus products. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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