China shuts down Coca-Cola plant over chlorine contamination, government says.

Posted on May 1, 2012 by


Authorities in northern China ordered a Coca-Cola bottling plant to shut after finding its products were contaminated by chlorine, according to a government statement. Shanxi province ordered an investigation after media reports that a batch of drinks contained water with higher levels of chlorine, the province’s quality bureau said the weekend of April 28.

The contamination occurred in February when water with small amounts of chlorine accidentally flowed into water used for drinks during maintenance work, the official Xinhua news agency said April 29. Xinhua quoted the Shanxi plant as saying its products were safe and did not present a threat to human health.


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