An online post claiming that a milk tea shop used industrial materials and expired ingredients to make beverages has aroused food safety concerns. “I knew the milk powder and the swill-cooked dirty oil were undrinkable. It’s beyond belief that now the milk tea around campus is undrinkable as well,” a female junior student of Chongqing University wrote on the Internet on April 13 after working part-time in a milk tea shop for more than a month. Her post included pictures she took at the job that showed chemicals and outdated ingredients being used to make milk tea…Full-text article: China Daily Apr 2013

Key point

  • In late March 2013, an undercover journalist for a Beijing-based newspaper reported quality control violations and lack of health certificates in various milk tea outlets

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