China’s food watchdog said it had ordered investigations into four beverage groups whose juice products were reportedly made from rotten fruit. The announcement came after four companies based in the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Shandong, including two branches of Beijing Huiyuan, the country’s top juice maker, were accused in recent media reports of using rotten and unripe fruit to make juice…Full-text article: The Global Times Sep 2013

Key point

  • On 23 September 2013, China’s Food and Drug Administration announced preliminary results that the Shandong branch Huiyuan did not produce juice with rotten fruit

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  • Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Beijing, Huiyuan is a beverage manufacturer whose product portfolio includes juices (fruit & vegetables), teas, distilled water and milk-based drinks.  Most of its products are sold under the brand of Huiyuan.

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