Dozens of Chinese Restaurants Use Seasoning Seeds Opium

Chinese officials raided 35 restaurants which use herbs poppy seeds on their menu. The use of heroin base material is harmful to the health of consumers.
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AsiaOne reported on Sunday (24/1), as many as 25, the owner of the restaurant has been jailed for immediate trial. While 10 others are still under investigation apparatus.

Some famous restaurant because the food is delicious, one Huda Restaurants in Beijing which has a spicy lobster menu mainstay.

The addition of poppy seeds in food is a violation of China's Food Safety Law and the perpetrators threatened with fines or imprisonment.

The government said it would tighten controls at a variety of restaurants, especially those that sell fried chicken and noodles.

Food security and nutrition professor at the China Agricultural University, Luo Yunbo, said opium is a kind of drug that causes addiction and dangers to health.

Poppy seeds usually are added in foods such as meat soup as a flavor enhancer. Opium addiction as a result of food is also what makes the customers hooked.

In July 2014, a man named Qiu in Shanghai arrested for buying poppy seeds and add it in the menu of crab and lobster. (den)
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