Guangzhou restaurants busted for adding addictive poppy powder to foodPosted: 10/15/2013 10:00 am
If food at some Guangzhou restaurants tastes so good you can’t wait to go back, this could be why. It turns out a couple of restaurants in the City of Five Rams have been adding poppy powder – which is highly addictive, and illegal – to their dishes.
Want China Times reported:
The irregularity was first uncovered by the Guangzhou Food and Drug Administration in June last year. During a spot check of 70 of the city’s restaurants, inspection officials found that two of the restaurants were using the addictive poppy powder in marinade bags.
The kitchen staff at the two restaurants initially told inspection officials that they had no idea what was in the bags, and claimed that were delivered in that way by suppliers. However, they later reneged and admitted that the bags contained poppy powder.
Both restaurants were fined RMB50,000.