CHINA: Unapproved sugar substitute leads to product recall
Hong Kong's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has ordered retail outlets to remove four popular Japanese snack foods from the shelves on fears they contain an unapproved sweetener which has been linked to cancer. The country's Food and Environmental Health Department said the products had already been recalled in Singapore after laboratories there discovered they contained a sugar substitute, stevioside, which has not been approved for consumption in Singapore or Hong Kong.
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