Local rose tea brand contains DDT: gov’t

The China Post
Date: April 15, 2015
By: Chi-hao James Lo

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Public Health Bureau of Miaoli County yesterday revealed that the

Contaminated dried rose petals are displayed in a photograph taken yesterday. The Public Health Bureau of Miaoli County yesterday revealed that the imported rose tea products used by local English-themed soft drink chain Stornaway contain 13 pesticide contents, including four kinds of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). (CNA)

Contaminated dried rose petals are displayed in a photograph taken yesterday. The Public Health Bureau of Miaoli County yesterday revealed that the imported rose tea products used by local English-themed soft drink chain Stornaway contain 13 pesticide contents, including four kinds of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). (CNA)

imported rose tea material for local English-themed soft drink chain Stornaway (英國藍) contains 13 kinds of pesticides, including four kinds of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT).

According to Food Hygiene Division head Lin Yu-chen (林玉禎), a consumer bought a “Rose Petal Ice Tea” from one of the beverage company’s Miaoli branches in March this year. After drinking her tea, the woman reportedly developed symptoms including dizziness and weakness in all four limbs.

The woman reportedly assumed that she had caught the flu initially, and decided to purchase another cup of the same beverage the next day. After developing the same symptoms, she reported the problem to the local health bureau in Miaoli.     [FULL  STORY]

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