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article imageChina shuts down Coca-Cola plant

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By Owen Weldon     May 1, 2012 in Business
Regulators in China have decided to shut down a beverage plant that is owned by Coca-Cola because they found chlorine in a batch of drinks back in February.
On Saturday the food-safety regulator in Shanxi province said that they performed an inspection at a plant owned by Coca-Cola and found chlorine in a batch of drinks.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the statement said that the plant received a suspension as a penalty for the chlorine levels. A spokeswoman for Coca-Cola did not say much on the matter except that a batch with chlorine in it was made between Feb. 4 and Feb. 8. She went onto say that the chlorine levels found in the batch were below the World Health Organization's limits for drinking water but was just below the national standard of purified water in the nation.
According to the Times Of India, the company did issue an apology for the findings. There is also no word on how long the suspension will last for.
Coca-Cola also said that the company was already working on the issues that are related to quality and production. They did go into detail about what they were doing, according to China Post.
Coca-Cola went onto say that the issues with the chlorine is an isolated issue. The company said that only that one location has been affected by the quality and production issues. The soda company finished their statement off by saying that the issues that the company encountered had no affect on the safety of their products in the marketplace.
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