Chinese Food Scare
Another food scare has hit the already badly dented reputation of Chinese food companies.
China's quality control watchdog found excessive amounts of preservatives in 13% of 46 chili products tested across the country recently.
The products came from 38 companies in 12 provinces and municipalities, including Beijing and Shanghai.
The administration also found that 8% of dried vegetables and dried fruits had failed safety tests, due mainly to excessive colour additives and the presence of sulphur dioxide.
China last month said it would tighten up inspections nationwide after a number of dangerous food products was found in domestic and export markets.
In one of the highest-profile cases, pet food contaminated by additives originating in China is suspected of killing thousands of dogs and cats in the United States.