35 China Restaurants Under Probe For Seasoning Food With Opium Poppies
China's Food and Drug Administration is investigating 35 restaurants after opium was allegedly found in their dishes.By Melissa Prax | January 22, 2016
Thirty-five restaurants in China are under scrutiny after their dishes were found containing opium poppies.
Five restaurant owners are being prosecuted, and 25 are under criminal investigation, according to the Chinese Drug and Food Administration.
Opium poppy capsules and powders have been banned in China since 2013. Depending on the investigation's findings, some of the restaurant owners could lose their licenses. (Video via CCTV)