The Chinese Are At It Again

Health inspectors have raided 22 meat stalls in Hong Kong, after reports of an illegal coloring being used on frozen meat, to give it a colourful fresh meat appearance.

Government officers in plain clothes, from the Food and Environment Hygiene Department, collected samples of beef and sausages from several markets.

After testing 290 samples, 15 were found to contain the banned substance.

The colouring in the meat, is said to have a harmful effect on humans, if taken in sufficient quantities.

This comes in the wake of the melamine scandal, on the Chinese mainland with melamine being used in animal feed and dairy products.