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Food safety inspection in the first quarter of the year showed that 44.4 percent of rice and rice products in the city of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, contained excessive cadmium, a carcinogenic industrial chemical. Eight samples from the 18 batches of rice and rice products tested positive for cadmium contamination.
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  • By Li Yang(China Daily)2017-02-10 08:08

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  • (China Daily)2017-01-10 08:02

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