THIS LINK reported that an estimated 200 tons of herbal chrysanthemums contaminated by a banned toxic chemical has entered the market.
The herbal flower, which is often used by Chinese in tea and medicine, is believed to have been dried with sulfur dioxide, a prohibited preservative that can cause sickness.
Dubbed China's herbal town, Yangma County in Jiangsu province produces 2,000 tons of chrysanthemums each year. It is suspected 200 tons of the herb are contaminated.
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