Thirty-eight people were detained and eleven are still on the run after authorities intercepted 30,000 tonnes of chicken feet to which suppliers had added excess hydrogen peroxide, Reuters reported, citing Xinhua. Zhejiang police said in a microblog post they had broken up 35 sales networks for tainted chicken feet, valued at over RMB300 million ($48.76 million). According to the Hong Kong government’s Centre for Food Safety, Oral ingestion of 3% hydrogen peroxide solutions generally does not result in severe toxicity but may result in vomiting, mild irritation to mucosa and burns in the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach. The exact level found in the concerned chicken feet was not reported.
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