A company in southern China is offering its own chocolate bar from a rice grain that contains a chemical compound that could be a threat to the food supply.
A company in China is selling its own version of the popular chocolate bar with a rice-based filling, which contains the compound called triclosan, which has been linked to breast cancer and other health concerns.
The Chinese Food Safety Commission said in April that tricosan was found in the chocolate bar of a company in the city of Xi’an, in Anhui province.
The Chinese Food Service Association said in a statement Tuesday that the bar was manufactured by the Xi’ansong Grain Corporation.
The statement said the company did not know of any illnesses associated with the consumption of the bar, which is being sold as “Bagel Bar” by its company, the Xi’,ansong Group.
“The company has received the health report from the health department of Xi’tan, and it is looking into the matter,” the statement said.
“The company will do its best to make a correction.”
The company did say that the triclicsan-based food was produced with respect to its standards.
The news comes amid concern about triclopyr, a compound that has been shown to be linked to cancer, liver damage and other illnesses.
China has become the largest producer of the chemical, and its use is growing rapidly.
China is the largest importer of the drug, and the country has been cracking down on counterfeiters in an effort to combat the trade.