When we first arrived in China, local friends warned us to be careful which drinking water company we used. No one’s surprised that drinking water has now officially made the long list of Chinese food safety scandals:
Beijing halts sales of tainted bottled water
“”In order to prevent these substandard products from entering the distribution chain, the product quality bureau has taken measures to halt sales,” the administration said in a statement Wednesday.
“Tests on one brand of bottled water — Yiqun — found that bacteria levels were 9,000 times above safety standards, while those in Tianxing Special Water were 560 times higher, a report in the state-run Beijing Times said.”