Beware of drugged food!
35 restaurants across China have been found illegally using opium as seasoning in their food, state officials say.
Five restaurants are being prosecuted over the findings, whilst 30 more are under investigation, according to the China Food and Drug Administration.
From the BBC:
One of the businesses affected by the latest crackdown is reported to be the popular Huda Restaurant chain in Beijing.
General manager Hu Ling confirmed the company was under investigation and said it may have unwittingly bought seasoning contaminated with opiates. She declined to comment further.
From Telegraph article.
“How much poison have we eaten. It has damaged our health,” said one.
“I was mad about crayfish in the summer and went there several times at midnight. Each time I queued for a long time,” the customer added.
“Unscrupulous merchants harming people with poison,” said another, while a third user added sarcastically: “I finally know the reason for the long queues outside this restaurant.”