Chinese chocolates banned in India: Anand Sharma

New Delhi- India has banned import of chocolates and chocolate products from China. Commerce Minister told the Lok Sabha today.

India had banned import of milk and milk products from China in September last year and the ban has been extended to chocolate and chocolate products, Anand Sharma said during Question Hour.

He said the ban was imposed after it was found that some dairy products imported from China contained melamine, consumption of which is harmful for humans.

Similar action was taken on import of toys, which contained high lead content, he said. “Only those toys that meet international standards are being allowed to be imported to India,” he said.

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