andrew schneider investigates

February 21, 2008

Chinese Olympic officals say food safe

Filed under: Food Safety — Andrew Schneider @ 08:22

Beijing Olympic officials have insisted local cuisine is safe to eat despite a series of scares, and said there is no need for the U.S. Olympic team to ship their own food to the Games in August.


Photo by Aljazeera

U.S. officials reportedly plan to send tons of their own food including beef and chicken to Beijing for the Games. They are afraid of the danger of additives, such as steroids, in Chinese produce that could lead to positive doping tests.

“The standards of Olympic food safety are much higher than international standards so all the delegations can enjoy the food we provide,” said Tang Yunhua, spokeswoman for the Beijing Municipal Office of Food Safety, told Aljazeera.net.

“We have a basket of measures to guarantee food safety and to monitor the food safety situation in the Olympic venues… “

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