Mislabeled Chinese Ginseng 'Contains Toxic Chemical'

  • Arirang News

    June 17, 2009 12:02

    A large portion of wild ginseng on the Korean market is falsely labeled and contains toxic chemicals, a consumer show said Tuesday.

    The show investigated a particular kind of wild ginseng, called jangnoisam in Korean and discovered that nearly half of the samples examined were from China but labeled as domestically produced. Also, lab results found 1,600 times higher than permitted levels of a pesticide in the ginseng.

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