XINJIANG, China — Vinegar stored in plastic barrels that
once contained antifreeze is suspected of killing 11 people and making 120
others sick in China’s northwest Xinjiang region, Reuters
Residents of Sangzhu village, near Hotan, in the vast region
that is home to many ethnic Uighur Muslims, had consumed the toxic vinegar on
Saturday during a large Ramadan feast.
has been plagued by food safety scandals in recent years and leaders have
struggled to rein in the unruly food sector despite tough punishments and
repeated vows to crack down on the problem, the article stated.