Clenbuterol is banned as an additive in pig feed in China because humans can “suffer from nausea, headaches, limb tremors and even cancer after eating food containing the additive,” says the report. The additive was found in the urine of the 19 pigs tested by the local Jiyuan city government. The local authorities are investigating more than 1,300 hog farms and 130 feed suppliers, according to a statement from the Jiyuan government.
According to the report, none of the tainted meat has entered the Chinese market, but some consumers are not buying pork products because their confidence has been shaken. Any meat products suspected of being contaminated with the additive have been removed from retail shelves. All feedstuff and meat confirmed to contain the additive have been destroyed. In