China News Network, Guangzhou, June 30 (Cheng Jingwei, Ouyang Jijun, Chen Yumin) The reporter learned from the Guangzhou police on the 30th that the city police recently investigated and punished a group of illegal herbal tea shops in the Panyu District of Guangzhou, arrested 15 people involved and seized poisonous and harmful A batch of raw materials for herbal tea. According to reports, in order to improve the "curative effect" of exclusive herbal tea, attract repeat customers, and increase operating profit, these involved herbal tea operators illegally added Western medicine to herbal tea.

  According to reports, since this year, due to the epidemic, some people in Guangzhou have chosen to drink herbal tea to enhance their resistance. Some illegal merchants illegally added western medicines of unknown ingredients to herbal tea for profit. The food safety issue is of great importance, and the Guangzhou Panyu Police established a task force to investigate after being informed.

  The police handling the case randomly sampled 40 samples of herbal tea in the Panyu District of Guangzhou and sent them to the relevant departments for testing. The results showed that: 15 samples out of 40 samples sent contained the western medicines "acetaminophen" and "chlorophena "Min", "ibuprofen", "chlorpheniramine maleate" and "metronidazole" and other ingredients do not comply with the provisions of the National Food Safety Law.

  According to the test results, the Panyu police in Guangzhou quickly locked 11 herbal tea merchants illegally adding Western medicines, and carried out batch collection operations, respectively in Shawan Town, Zhongcun Street, Shiqiao Street, Shatou Street and Dashi Street in Panyu District. Eleven herbal tea shops were investigated in Zhenjie, and 15 suspects were arrested according to law.

  After being interrogated by the police, 11 business operators confessed to the act of increasing the sales volume and illegally adding Western medicine ingredients to the herbal tea in the store. The 11 herbal tea stores have been seized according to law. At present, the case is still under investigation.

  The police reminded: Guangdong herbal tea is a representative of Chinese traditional herbal tea culture, and was included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage with the approval of the State Council in 2006. As a beverage containing Chinese herbal medicine, herbal tea is regulated as food by the state. According to regulations, the addition of pharmaceutical ingredients to food is prohibited. (Finish)