Chinese authorities shut Coke plant over chlorine
DHAKA: Authorities in northern China have ordered a Coca-Cola bottling plant 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 at the weekend.
A receptionist at Coca-Cola Shanxi Beverages on Monday confirmed media that the plant had stopped production, but declined further comment.
Coca-Cola in China could not be reached on Monday, a public holiday.
BDST: 1425 HRS, APR 30, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor