Xinhua News Agency, April 13th: Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision revoked the food manufacture license of the branch of Shanghai Shenglu Food Co., LTD which produced the 'dyed' steamed bread. Public security department has placed these five criminal suspects, including the company's legal representative, in detention, in accord with the law.
It is known that on April 11th and 12th, law enforcement officials took samples of the products and the bread raw materials from a branch of Shanghai Shenglu Food Co., LTD, dividing it to19 batches. According to the test, "lemon yellow" was found in 4 batches of the products. High levels of Sodium Cyclamate were found in two batches of the products. Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision revoked the food manufacture license of the branch of Shanghai Shenglu Food Co., LTD on April 13th.
In several successive days, Shanghai's Public Security has summoned to court the suspects involved in the production and marketing of damaged products of the branch office of Shanghai Shenglu Food Co., LTD, including the company's legal representative Ye Weilu, marketing manager Xu Jian and three other suspects, in accord with the criminal law.
These five criminal suspects said separately, during investigation, that since January 2011 the corporation has illegally produced and sold 83716 bags of steamed bread with lemon-colored dye, which amounts to 334864 pieces, in a total value of more than 200 thousand RMB. At present, the Public Security Department has placed these five criminal suspects in criminal detention in accord with the law and the case is now under further hearings.
Shanghai's government joint investigation group shows that they will further find out the truth behind this case and punish severely the institutions and individuals involved in the case. In the same time, establish an effective work mechanism for food safety.
Based on an article published in Xinhua.com
 新华网 xīnhuáwǎng - Xinhua News Agency (xinhuanet.com), the biggest Chinese news agency and news portal
 上海市质量技术监督局 shànghǎishì zhìliàng jìshù jiāndū jú - Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision (SMBQTS); a safety supervision organ, managed by the Shanghai municipal government
 "染色"馒头 rǎn sè mántou - 'Dyed steam-bread'; a name of an incident which took place in Shanghai in the beginning of the month: Steamed-bread (mantou) that it's expiration date has passed was marketed by Shanghai Shenglu Food Co. LTD. The mantou was dyed in different colors so it would appear fresh.
 食品生产许可证 shípǐn shēngchǎn xǔkě zhèng - Food manufacture permit
 公司法人代表 gōngsī fǎrén dàibiǎo - Company legal representative
 公安部门 gōngānbù mén - Public Security sector; police
 刑事拘留 xíngshì jūliú - Criminal detention
 执法人员 zhífǎ rényuán - Law enforcement officers
 "柠檬黄" níngméng huáng - 'Lemon-colored'
 甜蜜素 tiánmì sù - Food sweetener
 犯罪嫌疑人 fànzuì xiányírén - Crime suspect
 添加剂 tiān jiā jì - Additive food ingredient